Gender-based sports terms called out


To the editor:

The April 21 edition contained the headline “All fall to Lady Phoenix.” Yet, below that, the headline for the boys team just says “Phoenix Wrap Up.” In a town like Oberlin, where we celebrate diversity, I find it strange that the girls team is “Lady” and the boys team is just Phoenix. We are all Phoenixes, and I feel that you are not acknowledging the girls as being part of the overall Phoenix. Since the girls team is “Lady,” should we call the boys team “Lord”? I hope you will consider this in the future.

Lily Petersen