If it’s not rugby that helps expose rugby and the haka culture to America, then maybe basketball will.
Because if you’ve heard of rugby, there’s a good chance you know the haka. So seeing so many people bewildered or entertained by our team’s clueless reaction to the haka only proves we have a ways to go.
How gridiron possibly came about.
When Teddy Roosevelt was playing rugby in the 1870s and NOT gridiron at Harvard the history books have a go that it was Teddy who forced the sports governing bodies to adopt new rules that ensured safer play at the turn of the century. But safer play from what? Rugby in its state was still played the world over by the turn of the century (thanks Britain!) – but what seemed to be happening in America was a perverse and more violent style of play with rules that broke from those in rugby elsewhere. Why and how did this come about?
For more info on the article, please visit the NY Times Upshot.
Today’s uplifting body image news comes straight from Harvard University, where the women’s rugby team stripped down to teach us all a lesson in acceptance.
The lettering echoes what the teammates feel about each other as it reinforces not just perceptions but the fundamental attitudes of what makes them stronger.
Not only are the ensuing images a true mark of camaraderie, but they teach us that body appreciation and happiness doesn’t have to be obvious or even come from our physical being; sometimes, the way we make others feel is much more important, and reflects positively back onto us.
For one, we love the idea and would wish to work with them on re-staging the shoot to emphasize not only their own beauty, but the beauty of the type.
See more here: http://ruggedgrace.tumblr.com/
We object to the “For Girls” part, but this ad never gets old.