When one of my coworkers today jokingly commented how I kicked a foil ball like a girl (don’t ask), I realized how terribly unflattering that comment is. To girls. Have you ever seen a girl play soccer? And I’m not even talking professional soccer. The girls that make up the reject team for the local little league soccer team probably have a more effective sense of foot-eye coordination. Seriously, some days it’s a small miracle I haven’t yet died going up a flight of stairs. But I digress.
My point is, I’m all for critiquing my kick style, but let’s keep it a little less gendered and a little more on the nose. Or in other words, I kick like a drag queen on quaaludes and crutches. RECOGNIZE!