When Kelly Skalicky was in elementary school, she wanted to play basketball. But the town’s youth league was only open to boys. The restriction didn’t make sense to her. Why, she wondered, could the boys and girls play kickball together and have gym class together but only the boys had access to the league and the tournaments and the “cool” trophies? There was an inherent unfairness about the whole situation, which didn’t sit well with the scrappy fourth grader . . .
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