In These Girls, Hope Is a Muscle Quotes

Madeleine Blais
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But moms can't do that!”
-- Blais' son (Prologue paragraph 4)

Importance: This quote shows that even the author's own son has his own prejudices about women in sports. It sets the tone for the book that women's sports aren't as well-known or important as men's.

We didn't get the encouragement we give you boys. If you were a girl and you liked sports, you could be a cheerleader.”
-- Kacey (Prologue paragraph 18)

Importance: This quote also illustrates how far women's sports have come. There are significant differences from the time these women were younger to now. Of course, there are still changes to come in the 20 years since the book was published.

You girls are ruining our racket.”
-- An unnamed male sportswriter (Prologue paragraph 41)

Importance: Whether it is said as a joke or not, it denotes that sports is a boys club, and covering sports for the newspaper is also one.

The difference between a role model and an idol was that a role model was someone you...
-- Jen (chapter 2 paragraph 84)

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