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The city of Cambridge in Massachusetts is set to hold a sports night for “girlx,” which they state is “open to all those who identify as girls or with girlhood.”
“Take a break from the cold and get active,” the flyer for the January 18th event states. “A fun, free event for families with girlx in grades K-5. Try basketball, cheer, football, hockey, lacrosse, soccer, softball, and MUCH more!”
The flyer goes on to state that “girlx who play sports” are “more likely to get better grades,” “have higher levels of confidence and self-esteem,” “develop critical skills necessary for success in the workplace,” and “build a larger community of friends across Cambridge.”
Twitter users slammed the event, drawing parallels between “girlx” and the usage of “Latinx.”
“Latinx” is a term pushed by those who say the traditional terms “Latino” and “Latina” are gendered, and therefore offensive.
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