Girlfight

By Ta-Nehisi Coates

The Times chronicles boxer Claressa Shields from Flint, Michigan. It's amazing at the end to see her coach say when he gets done with her she's "going to be a real lady." It's amazing how much that word--lady--has changed. A century ago it definitely couldn't encompass fisticuffs.


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http://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2012/01/girlfight/252065/