RE: RARA-AVIS: Hard-Boiled Sports

From: Martha Fischer (
Date: 05 Apr 2000

i find it a *little* alarming to say they're "strong professional athletes" because they purge...and someone who wouldn't purge is one of the "sissies"? not to be hyper-sensitive here, i'm just a high school teacher who sees lots and lots of girls who purge and don't strike me as very strong...

martha <mailto:>

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> As a horse racing fan myself, I have to comment on this one.
> Those jockeys may be little, but most folks consider them the strongest
> professional athletes out there. Small men and occasionally women, often
> fasting and purging to keep their weight down, riding atop and
> controlling a
> ton or so of fast-moving horseflesh in very tight quarters: this isn't a
> job for sissies.

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