Gender inequity in action

Our boy started playing in the local U-6 soccer league last fall, which has been fun for all of us.  He plays, and we have both held coaching and administrative roles with the league.  In the fall, I coached, and A. helped out with a variety of organizational tasks.  Her title?  “Soccer Mom.”

Going into this season, A decided that she didn’t want to be pulled in a hundred different directions while the kid was playing, and so she gave up the soccer mom role and signed on to be my assistant coach.  Meanwhile, I’ve become more involved with the organizational side, in part because I always go to the league meetings.

Last season, A’s title for that organizational work was “Soccer Mom.”

This season, my title for comparable organizational work: “Assistant Commissioner.”

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