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Some bold moves have been made by the US Women’s National Hockey Team in 2017.
And posing nude on the ice for the ESPN 2017 Body Issue was only half of it.
In March they said they would boycott the world championship if they didn’t receive impartial pay and better training conditions, and after winning the battle, they claimed gold against Canada. Afterward, ESPN interviewed the players about their groundbreaking year, and discussed how being female athletes can mistaken body types:
We’re normal women. We like to be feminine. We love to get dressed up and be pretty. But we love to train and be strong and be aggressive. There’s this misconception that, if we play ice hockey, we’re a certain way off the ice. We’re normal.
From a muscular standpoint, we’re strong women. We have big legs and big butts. It’s all about acceleration, explosion, power; it’s all about the glutes. We’re not size 0s, but we’re proud of our greatest assets, which are our legs and our butts. We want to be fast. We want to be strong. We want to be dynamic and powerful and conditioned. All of us really represent that in a different way. Everyone brings a different piece to the table.
We all have different body types. I have a pretty big butt, but then my legs are like bird legs. But I still can lift just as much as these girls can lift.
See the full story and interview from ESPN here.