Caitlin Clark’s name has been used to push bigotry – and she finally pushed back | Arwa Mahdawi

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Clark made a bit of a wishy-washy statement, but after the shrill rightwing complaints, she should be applauded for speaking up

You don’t need to know anything about basketball to have heard of Caitlin Clark. She’s a record-breaking superstar who has helped take women’s basketball to new heights. Unfortunately, she’s also been shoved into a starring role in the culture wars. An awful lot of conservative men, who don’t ordinarily give a damn about women’s sports, have decided that she provides a very convenient excuse for them to be racist and misogynistic on main. Although, to be fair, they don’t normally need an excuse.

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Written by Arwa Mahdawi
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/article/2024/jun/22/caitlin-clark-fouls-far-right-racism-homophobia under the title “Caitlin Clark’s name has been used to push bigotry – and she finally pushed back | Arwa Mahdawi”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.