Kathi Valeii


Ultimate Frisbee Faces A Growing Gender Battle

The once-progressive sport is in danger of leaving women behind.

Image via Greg P Photography/Flickr.

In November 2017, Vermont became the first state in the country to approve ultimate Frisbee as a high school varsity sport. The sport, invented by a group of New Jersey high school students in the 1960s and played by tossing a disc down the field to score a goal, is known for its hippie-esque rules, including a lack of referees (players rely on self-officiating) and its mixed gender teams. Diehard fans love it as a sport that bucks the usual sport conventions.

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