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Photo by @kitracahana // The Utah Girls Tackle Football League is now in its fourth season. It was established in 2015 and is the first of its kind in the United States. Many other tackle football leagues for girls have formed since then in other states as well.  I photographed the league for National Geographic’s Gender Issue. #football #utah #tacklefootball

Photo by @kitracahana // The Utah Girls Tackle Football League is now in its fourth season. It was established in 2015 and is the first of its kind in the United States. Many other tackle football leagues for girls have formed since then in other states as well. I photographed the league for National Geographic’s Gender Issue. #football #utah #tacklefootball

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Megan Dole @megandole
megandole commented 5 days ago
@ericbanford
Nicole K-M @thelittlestmeathead
thelittlestmeathead commented 5 days ago
@johno958 you’re in for a real rodeo when you realize we’ve been playing rugby for ages. Lol
 @dasmincloe
dasmincloe commented 5 days ago
#girlpower 💞
Arjun Khede @ajjoff
ajjoff commented 5 days ago
@aparajita11may
Aparajita @aparajita11may
aparajita11may commented 5 days ago
@ajjoff 😊😊
Orlando Tovar @orlando_tovar23
orlando_tovar23 commented 5 days ago
@elizama_orozco This is you 😂 since you're always bringing up the camp incident 💪🏼
Eric Banford @ericbanford
ericbanford commented 5 days ago
@megandole hell yeah! That is aw some!
Gricel Kunhardt @gricelkunhardt
gricelkunhardt commented 5 days ago
Mira Ra tu equipo
Jimmy Campbell @wildinpdx
wildinpdx commented 5 days ago
@bloomininpdx
Giavanna @giavanna7754
giavanna7754 commented 5 days ago
You girls rock!!!!’
 @restormageddonhs
restormageddonhs commented 5 days ago
Im all for gender equality but is the equal right to brain damage really worth the fight?
Lindsay Michele @latex_fairy
latex_fairy commented 5 days ago
These girls are my heroes.
eveybody.think.about.llimonaty @realna_18__
realna_18__ commented 5 days ago
❤❤😍
أحمد اللويمي @alsultan.qutuz
alsultan.qutuz commented 5 days ago
Killing Femininity
.. @suryakant_sharmaa
suryakant_sharmaa commented 5 days ago
Football is kinda craze
John O'Neil @johno958
johno958 commented 5 days ago
@thelittlestmeathead - yeah and there's no CTE with Rugby players.....none at all !!!
Mary @mlr999
mlr999 commented 5 days ago
Go girls!!
Carlos Javier Salas @cajsalas65
cajsalas65 commented 5 days ago
👎
Charkov @exospherical
exospherical commented 5 days ago
@johno958 the rest of the world doesn't play American football...
John O'Neil @johno958
johno958 commented 5 days ago
@exospherical - another MAGA hat wearing moron who doesnt get the point.....you go right on ahead moron, when your daughter develops CTE, the rest of us will tell you we told you so....#idiot
 @maddyweb
maddyweb commented 5 days ago
dude let’s make one at our school and we could all play @makailaweber @gwenythauge @graceful.auge
Charkov @exospherical
exospherical commented 5 days ago
@johno958 I don't want kids thanks but it's funny seeing all this hate suddenly especially when medical professionals have known this for years ...also cool to see you ragging on girl based teams shows your misogyny I doubt you'd say anything if it were some boys playing
Charkov @exospherical
exospherical commented 5 days ago
@johno958 your response doesn't even make sense to what I said either like wtf get off the internet ...and get a hobby as you say
Mary Medinas @ak.artemisia.i
ak.artemisia.i commented 5 days ago
#ALS #braindamage Why not just flag football? ...Not even into it for men either. #protectthebrain ..but you do you. Much love either way.
Angel George @georg_angel
georg_angel commented 5 days ago
Like it
Kelly Kofford Trawick @keltrawick
keltrawick commented 5 days ago
Ridiculous and degrading to young women.
Lexi @hazelllllllllllllllll
hazelllllllllllllllll commented 5 days ago
♥♥♥
Kaia-Treasure @kaiatreasure
kaiatreasure commented 5 days ago
I wish they had that in North Dakota
Jazzmine ✌🏾 @discoveringjazz
discoveringjazz commented 5 days ago
Go girls!!!!
Marissa Madden @marissa_madden_16
marissa_madden_16 commented 5 days ago
I wish my school had this program
Travel & Lifestyle @traveler_l.k
traveler_l.k commented 5 days ago
Nice😊
MEK @mekuz2
mekuz2 commented 5 days ago
Brain damage for everyone ✅
Joseph @josephreed103
josephreed103 commented 5 days ago
This proves girls can do anything like God taught them we need to support it simple as that the women in my family were not only Cooks they build houses because they had to because there were no men there that's how I learn to cook and I'm a 44 year-old man so I back this girl no matter the possibility because if you believe in what you can't do then what you can do becomes impossible
Garrett McCarty @gmccarty44
gmccarty44 commented 5 days ago
Just because you are an unathletic human and can't accept that, doesn't mean the athletes that can play football will automatically become dumb. Teach your kid how properly tackle and there wouldn't be an issue.
Kimberly Pincombe @kimberlydiane1978
kimberlydiane1978 commented 5 days ago
Awesome!! My daughter played football and when I was younger I wished that I could play on a team but they would let girls .
Colton Schang @schango05
schango05 commented 5 days ago
@karibalari
Cass Kiestler @old_enough_2_know_better
old_enough_2_know_better commented 5 days ago
Way to go girls!!! As a former Offensive tackle and middle line backer on an adult team I salute you!!!!
Käri Schang @karibalari
karibalari commented 5 days ago
@schango05 go Utah!!
Everett Hudnell @ephud42
ephud42 commented 5 days ago
@amandahudnell3 guess we are moving to Utah when aves is older
Michele Brown @mkbrown62163
mkbrown62163 commented 5 days ago
Good for you!!!
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abraxasunlimited commented 5 days ago
✊✊👧👧🏈🏈
Doc @doc2672
doc2672 commented 5 days ago
Damn right good for you
Antiwar @worldpeace_777
worldpeace_777 commented 5 days ago
💖
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munna_chobhiyal commented 5 days ago
Nice
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munna_chobhiyal commented 5 days ago
👌
hitesh chobhiyal🔥✨ @munna_chobhiyal
munna_chobhiyal commented 5 days ago
Nice
hitesh chobhiyal🔥✨ @munna_chobhiyal
munna_chobhiyal commented 5 days ago
👌
Rebecca Price @bexxy2010
bexxy2010 commented 5 days ago
@rheannaxsanders
bcavadini @bcavadini
bcavadini commented 5 days ago
🙌🏽
elizamavorozco @elizama_orozco
elizama_orozco commented 5 days ago
@orlando_tovar23 😂😂
Julio Gonzalez @kissjesus
kissjesus commented 5 days ago
Explosive 🏋🏻‍♀️
Aryan Chandrakar @chandrakararyan
chandrakararyan commented 5 days ago
Good
McCall Minnor @lottie.mccall
lottie.mccall commented 5 days ago
@gmccarty44 except the issue that in a lot of places, regardless of skill, girls aren’t allowed to try out for the football team. 😕
McCall Minnor @lottie.mccall
lottie.mccall commented 5 days ago
@restormageddonhs the right to even have the choice? Yes.
McCall Minnor @lottie.mccall
lottie.mccall commented 5 days ago
@keltrawick the team or the fact that they can’t be on the boys team?
कुnal k.k 😎😎 @mr_graphic_k.k
mr_graphic_k.k commented 5 days ago
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the doe @nice1priscilla
nice1priscilla commented 5 days ago
@gimmegimmemora
Marvin J Gillispie @gillispiemicah7
gillispiemicah7 commented 5 days ago
Why that one crying 😢
Mary @mary_going_bananas
mary_going_bananas commented 5 days ago
@sam_gordon6 🙌🏻🙌🏻💗❗️
J. Flint @jetlag.jason
jetlag.jason commented 5 days ago
@gabriela_zee 👌🏾
G @gabriela_zee
gabriela_zee commented 5 days ago
@jetlag.jason 💪🏼
Bennett Lane @sir.slothlane
sir.slothlane commented 5 days ago
I wonder how much they complain about every damn thing that’s happening
Mari Cassidy McCord @maricassidymccord
maricassidymccord commented 5 days ago
B - you should join this team.
Sarah Wunderlick @swunderfull
swunderfull commented 5 days ago
@margotschneider
Travelbadger @easypeasypacking
easypeasypacking commented 5 days ago
Go girls go
Alaketu NasruLlaah @iamforislaam
iamforislaam commented 5 days ago
Introduction of CTE into the girls now. Okay! @natgeo help stop this.
marco lopez @marco_polo_lopez
marco_polo_lopez commented 5 days ago
We need girls to have CTE for there to be equality...
Don Montoya @copper_cat_
copper_cat_ commented 5 days ago
Utah rules
Nora @vwbus4life.peace
vwbus4life.peace commented 5 days ago
#girlpower
Amara Stanislaus @amarastan
amarastan commented 5 days ago
omgggg i’m famous!!!!
Margot Schneider @margotschneider
margotschneider commented 5 days ago
@swunderfull coulda been us
Margot Schneider @margotschneider
margotschneider commented 5 days ago
@swunderfull these girls rock 💪and all girls for that matter
Arlene Swan @skippyfive5
skippyfive5 commented 5 days ago
Awesome!!!!
Sven Saelee @s.vensaelee
s.vensaelee commented 5 days ago
Damn, that’s awesome 👏
isabela mendonça 🌞♓️ @isabelammoa
isabelammoa commented 5 days ago
@cilsow
Kody @lee_015
lee_015 commented 5 days ago
Give it some time. They'll want to join male teams and the first time they are tackled, they'll be done.
#imnotfinanciallyresponsible @gage_edwards_
gage_edwards_ commented 5 days ago
??? The football leagues I played when young were open to guys and girls and even though they were far and get between there were girls in the league so why just a girls league?
Dede Ryan Philip @dederyanofficial
dederyanofficial commented 5 days ago
💙
TLC Real @tharealtlc
tharealtlc commented 5 days ago
NOPE. CTE.
Conrad Zengel @constillrad
constillrad commented 5 days ago
@mpglobig
Portland & Cannon Beach OR USA @cierraestelle
cierraestelle commented 5 days ago
@gillispiemicah7 I think they're all laughing ☺️
ROBERT SMITH @robsguit
robsguit commented 5 days ago
In my city. We have a professional. Football team a Womens league that is Rans by a N F L football legend. And I also. Helped out my grandson that played football but I had seen The opponents past teams who have girls and I couldn't tell at first. But I looking closer. And most of them are pretty good They can really hurt you.
Gizem Güçlü Bayram @gzm.photography
gzm.photography commented 5 days ago
Awesome 👍👏
Jacob Daricek @jacobdaricek8
jacobdaricek8 commented 5 days ago
@tamarieg the girl who started this league is insanely good at football..
Master Chef Millz @jacobmiller912
jacobmiller912 commented 5 days ago
@typical.chaz is this the team you got cut from?
Jesus Perello ⚛ @nukestrocist
nukestrocist commented 5 days ago
Hell yeah, that's awesome!
Aidan @aidanspaghetti
aidanspaghetti commented 5 days ago
Also the sport is targeted towards men, so the shape and purpose of it would not interest many women, the broad heavy shoulders of shoulder pads, that's a heavily masculine trait, and makes you look powerful, I would find it strange to see men playing with Barbie, but I think the main purpose here is that this is viewed as an issue, the issue is, it is not, you can never force a women to have manly interests just to make statistics look better for "girl power" if they don't like it, don't force them, it's a individual choice, so let's not act like there is progress in more and more people saying, look how strong women are
Carrie Diane Sexton @carrie__sexton
carrie__sexton commented 5 days ago
@sberry5214
Matthew Simmons @ilisten4you
ilisten4you commented 5 days ago
You are #amazing #courage #women #leaders #truth #power
amir @amir54mostama
amir54mostama commented 5 days ago
خبلب
amir @amir54mostama
amir54mostama commented 5 days ago
خیلی عالی
very rare Nick AIR @liluzin1ck
liluzin1ck commented 5 days ago
@aidanspaghetti who’s forcing them? If girls want to play football what’s wrong with that? Because shoulder pads are “masculine”? They’re there to protect the player not aesthetics. You’re so conditioned your conditioner is conditioned.
Mariana Abujamra @mari.abu
mari.abu commented 5 days ago
@karolineadea
 @cornstalk2003
cornstalk2003 commented 5 days ago
Rock it girls!!! You go!
Stewart Thorpe @stewart.thorpe
stewart.thorpe commented 5 days ago
👍
Mike Raulerson @raulersonmike
raulersonmike commented 5 days ago
Now everyone can have head trauma
Laura @lulu3077
lulu3077 commented 5 days ago
@beksevers
Erica Onelove @ericaonelove
ericaonelove commented 5 days ago
Yeah!!
MD Muir @mdmuir33
mdmuir33 commented 5 days ago
Is it about how the fashion looks or permanent brain damage to amuse some creepy unevolved nasty food eating sports fans? It's like PTSD in the military. As someone permanently damaged by sports, find a way to celebrate your brain power. Don't knock it around. Especially in Utah! 🙌
Ty Johnson @_coachty
_coachty commented 5 days ago
Love this
vy•ing•vild @katzandra22
katzandra22 commented 5 days ago
Way to go! My beautiful daughter played HS football (but she was the only girl)! Had she had this option it would have been so much better! Go kick some booooooty!
ÂÿõuB-Fëra @ayoub_fera
ayoub_fera commented 5 days ago
Go
S S Eco Systems @ssecosystems
ssecosystems commented 5 days ago
@liluzin1ck actually shoulder pads were used in women's fashion back in the 1980s. So I don't know how they are only considered masculine? Almost every woman in that time wore them.
S S Eco Systems @ssecosystems
ssecosystems commented 5 days ago
@liluzin1ck sorry meant to reply to @aidanspaghetti
Meghan Slusser @bubblegummegs
bubblegummegs commented 5 days ago
@sunshine350 you should get this issue
RyanH1721 @ryanh1721
ryanh1721 commented 5 days ago
Football is bad for brains.
RyanH1721 @ryanh1721
ryanh1721 commented 5 days ago
@ilisten4you def need courage to volunteer for brain damage!! #girlpower
Sadie Burch @sadie_infj
sadie_infj commented 5 days ago
I would totally do that if I didn't sprain my ankil every I run
Luda @ludasochi
ludasochi commented 5 days ago
Зачем 🤦‍♀️ девушке быть похожим на парня и наоборот???
Lin Haraway @linharaway
linharaway commented 5 days ago
Girls deserve concussions and brain damage as much as the boys.
Jenn Warwick @jpwarwick
jpwarwick commented 5 days ago
❤️👍💫#allforoneoneforall
Bárbara Juárez. @bm.barbara
bm.barbara commented 5 days ago
👏🏻
Kylie Peterson @kylie.peterson.2
kylie.peterson.2 commented 5 days ago
#utah represent!!!! Wish they had this when I was in high school.
Nikki Delaney @_nikkipedia_
_nikkipedia_ commented 5 days ago
❤️
👼EmeRgEnCy☎ CaLl 2 👉(143)🚑🗡 @itz_me_roxx
itz_me_roxx commented 5 days ago
Lovely
ALi @ali.pamuk
ali.pamuk commented 5 days ago
Go girls 👍👍
Betsy @betsy_lorenz_42
betsy_lorenz_42 commented 5 days ago
@lee_015 seriously the girls aren't gonna get tired when they get tackled, girls are strong and they don't give up. You should really be supporting these amazing young women because you don't even know how talented they are. Don't be so negative and stereotype them.
Betsy @betsy_lorenz_42
betsy_lorenz_42 commented 5 days ago
@simonbat7354 please don't stereotype Americans because not everyone in our country is dumb and eats a lot. I mean have you even even been to the United States? Let me guess your answer is "no". So don't stereotype.
Betsy @betsy_lorenz_42
betsy_lorenz_42 commented 5 days ago
I love this because it shows everything that those girls can do. I think that more people should start these leagues and who knows, maybe one day we'll see a WNFL? I really hope so. Go girls you rock! 💖
Corissa @corissa1
corissa1 commented 5 days ago
As someone who played football on my junior high school (all boy's) team, I applaud these girls. It makes my heart happy knowing how far we've come! #NotLikeMostGirls
Kody @lee_015
lee_015 commented 5 days ago
@betsy_lorenz_42 tired when tackled? If they are tackled by a 200+lb man, they are going to be in the hospital.
RaunPaulAndrei® Morales LAX✈ @845_rauneeezy
845_rauneeezy commented 5 days ago
@ladytint
🌸JoJo🌸 @j10_lo
j10_lo commented 5 days ago
@mrjuice310 Mia should play girls tackle football
 @mrjuice310
mrjuice310 commented 5 days ago
@j10_lo 👀
 @fourwheely
fourwheely commented 5 days ago
@plotaverse Your caption says swipe left to see overlays. There's none. 😀
AraDHernandez @munecanena3
munecanena3 commented 5 days ago
Omg encontre mi dobleee
AraDHernandez @munecanena3
munecanena3 commented 5 days ago
La num 3
Dominic Hernandez @skyfvll
skyfvll commented 5 days ago
You go girls
Adam K Bice @everybodyfkingpanic
everybodyfkingpanic commented 5 days ago
@linharaway I thought the same thing, lol. "Wait, aren't we supposed to be discouraging youth football now?" Get it together, NatGeo.
Kenneth @rangerkeng
rangerkeng commented 5 days ago
@jp._elpintor that you ?
M @simonbat7354
simonbat7354 commented 5 days ago
@betsy_lorenz_42 now the USA have granted a licence to a restaurant in LA to sell dog meat. How nice ???
Jael Pioch @jp._elpintor
jp._elpintor commented 5 days ago
@rangerkeng hahahahahaha yeah
Grandview Hts Science Olympiad @ghlms_so
ghlms_so commented 5 days ago
M
Philip Blumenthal @flip_takes_photos
flip_takes_photos commented 5 days ago
@asussan91 !
Betsy @betsy_lorenz_42
betsy_lorenz_42 commented 5 days ago
@simonbat7354 yet china has a festival where they steal people's dogs and eat them.
M @simonbat7354
simonbat7354 commented 5 days ago
@betsy_lorenz_42 maybe that’s how there supply the restaurant in LA? Hope not. One YULIN festival is enough.
Anne Marie @a_fenn_37
a_fenn_37 commented 5 days ago
Girls Rule!! 🏈👧👍
Sophia Vandersnoot @vandersnoot
vandersnoot commented 5 days ago
I am so proud of the athletes!
Angela Motta @angelaamottaa
angelaamottaa commented 5 days ago
@ashmotta couldve been me! 😭 hahaha love this so much though! 💕
SiTron Photography 🇳🇴 @norway_in_photo
norway_in_photo commented 5 days ago
Rsrsrs, que lindo, criança será criança em qualquer parte do mundo. Sua alegria e leveza da vida, permite escorregar da dor para compartilhar o tempo que se permite brincar e ser feliz. Lindo. Deus seja louvado.

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