A few years ago, I wrote this blog post . Times change, we grow, and now I have some more things to say…
I don’t feel the same way about boys playing derby as I did in 2013.It’s actually unfortunate that my blog got picked up by some media outlets last year, since my feelings had already changed a bit by that point.
While I still have some of the same feelings about that particular game, I don’t feel the same about male derby in general. (And I will say, my thoughts about that game aren’t quite as harsh as they used to be. I still think that from a business standpoint, it was not the best idea, as the fans weren’t into it, but Naptown has always been on the cutting edge of the derby world and trying new things, so kudos to them for pushing the envelope and trying it out.) I probably would go to an all men’s derby bout and enjoy it, something I wouldn’t have said two years ago. I no longer feel like the guys are trying to cut into our turf. They saw an awesome game, and wanted to play it. Same as hundreds of derby girls around the world.
One of the things I really like about having this blog is it gives me the ability to look back at thoughts from years ago and explore them. It’s nice to realize I don’t feel so angry about something any longer, and admit that I was wrong about quite a bit of it. Mea culpa to any dudes that were offended by my post.
Anyway, if you want to check out men’s derby in your area, check out the MRDA.