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  •  While that is possible (0+ / 0-)

    and Neuroptimalian's "deflection" suggestion is possible, a third possibility is that the girl is afraid of how she'd be treated in an all-male space (especially a team environment). I bet she wouldn't join the football team, either, and I bet they're not "too geeky."

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    by kyril on Sun Jan 27, 2013 at 12:23:41 AM PST

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    •  The softball league was all-girl. (0+ / 0-)

      I suppose that might've been the time jokes were going around about lesbians playing softball, which could play on a 14-year-old's insecurities. Still--value choice--do you give in to your insecurities, or surmount them?

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      by HeyMikey on Sun Jan 27, 2013 at 02:51:27 PM PST

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