Cambridge, MA elementary school to host ‘girlx’ sporting event

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Cambridge, MA elementary school to host ‘girlx’ sporting event

Cambridge, Massachusetts, is set to host a “sports night for girlx” for “families with girlx (anyone who identifies as a girl or with girlhood) in Kindergarten through 5th grade.”

The event is scheduled for Wednesday, and will allow “girlx to explore new sports, learn about existing teams, and enjoy prizes, pizza, games, and hands-on demonstrations,” according to the city. 

According to the flyer, it will offer “girlx” the opportunity to try sports like basketball, cheer, football, lacrosse, and soccer, among others. 

The term “girlx” draws from other terms intended to be inclusive, such as “womxn” and “latinx.” 

The city, which is also home to liberal, prestigious institutions like Harvard and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), used the term to broaden the scope to include anyone who resonates “with girlhood.”

Girls who participate in sports typically have higher self-esteem, get better grades at school, develop critical thinking skills, and have a larger friend circle, according to the flyer. 

Cambridge sports flyer.
The term “girlx” draws from other terms intended to be inclusive.
City of Cambridge
Protesters.
Protesters call for President Biden to put restrictions on transgender females in women’s sports.
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The promotional material for the event notes that “girlx” who play sports generally have better grades, higher self esteem, and develop critical thinking skills needed in the workplace.

The event is sponsored by the Cambridge Commission on the Status of Women, the Cambridge Office of the Mayor, and Cambridge Department of Human Services Programs.

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