Female soccer players in Brazil face stigma, sexism

Female soccer players in Brazil face stigma, sexism
Female soccer players in Brazil face stigma, sexism

Female soccer players in Brazil face stigma, sexism

At one point in history, women and girls were actually banned from legally playing soccer. That’s no longer the case but there is little opportunity for women and girls to play. Ellen Brady, a junior at Macalester College and a member of their soccer team, is currently spending the semester abroad in Niteroi, Brazil, where she’s also joined two women’s teams. Many of her teammates don’t even tell their families they’re on a soccer team, because this isn’t something that is necessarily encouraged for young women. Ellen joins us to tell us more about her experience as a female soccer player in Brazil. (photo courtesy of Ellen Brady)