Why Roller Derby is the Official Sport of Feminism (Interview)

Why Roller Derby is the Official Sport of Feminism (Interview)
Roller derbying has been around since about the 1930s, although not in the same modern, empowering context. In the early 2000s, a women’s derby team started up in Austin, Texas called the Texas Rollergirls. Now, according to the Women’s Flat Track …
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Roller derby league slamming into Graham County
Local roller skating enthusiasts Kara Larson and Brooke Ells are forming a women’s roller derby league in Safford. The first team is called the Bombshell Boomerangs, and they are looking for additional members who can skate and have no problem with …
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Tuscaloosa’s Druid City Dames to host first home roller derby bout Saturday
On Saturday, the Druid City Dames roller derby team will host its first-ever home bout in Tuscaloosa. The bout against the Fayetteville, Georgia Southern Harm Derby Dames will be held at Super Skate, located at 5900 McFarland Blvd East. Doors will open to …
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Roller Derby and Diversity

sportRoller Derby and Diversity
In 2007, I attended a roller derby bout in Atlanta, GA for the very first time. Outside of the pageantry of the many derby personas and fast hits, one thing stood out to me: there were only 2 black skaters on the track. At the time, there were five active …
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Roller Derby Chicago The Local Leagues
If you trace history back to the late 1800s, you may be surprised to find that there are roller derby Chicago origins. That is correct, roller derby was essentially formed in Chicago although, it has evolved over the years. During the 1930s is when …
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Roller Derby
When you think of roller derby you might picture a fierce competition of players colliding at high speeds as they skate around a track, but it’s not just a sport of brute force and skill on wheels. Today the Hamilton Area Roller Derby put on a special …
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Latest Roller Derby News

sportRoller Derby Championships Roll Into Portland
The London Rollergirls jammer (in black, with pink star on helmet) attempts to break through the Arch Rival Roller Derby blockers at Veterans Memorial Coliseum, during the WFTDA championships. Rob Manning Fans line up at Veterans’ Memorial Coliseum for the …
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2014 WSSF Roller Derby Rematch Date Set
The Sea To Sky Sirens and The Whistler Black Diamond Betties roller derby rematch event date is set for April 14, 2014 which it is shaping up to be the wildest indoor sports event that the Sea To Sky Corridor has ever seen. This year the event organizer …
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Roller Derby Growing In Vermont
Roller Derby is a rough-and-tumble sport played mostly by women, and it’s sweeping through Vermont. Skaters try to lap each other as they wheel around a flat rink. They wear funky costumes, adopt loopy names, and enjoy knocking each other down. On a …
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Southshire Battle Cats: Five roller derby facts to stay ahead of the pack

sportSouthshire Battle Cats: Five roller derby facts to stay ahead of the pack
MANCHESTER CENTER, VT. — Grab your pads and your best bleacher creature yell — it’s roller derby time. Thinking about rolling over to the see the Southshire Battle Cats take the track against the Twin City Riots from Barre-Montpelier on Saturday, July 30?
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Roller Derby Players Roll into Croghan
Story Updated: Jul 31, 2016 at 11:21 PM EDT Blocking, jamming, and the occasional tumble. It’s part of playing the sport of roller derby. “It’s rough it’s definitely not for the faint of heart it’s very much an athletic sport,” Nicole Lee, captain of the …
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Festa Major 2016: Gràcia’s big party!
In C/Perla check out the Roller Derby (7pm) tease, and in Plaça del Diamant (known as Plaça del Swing these days) you can dance the lindy hop at 10pm. Kids will have a great time with the inflatable pool set up in Espai Joanic (from 11am). Kids can work …
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Auckland Roller Derby League vs Dead End Derby All Stars

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Dead End Derby Roller Girls are proud to present our first home competitive bout for our 2016 season Auckland Roller Derby League vs Dead End Derby All Stars Fresh from a win at their latest bout down in Dunedin in June, Christchurch’s original Rollergirls …
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Exclusive: BOOM! Box Announces New Roller Derby-Themed Comic, SLAM!
As part of BOOM! Studios’ “Road to San Diego” campaign, we here at The Mary Sue are proud to help announce a brand new comic coming to shelves this November from their imprint, BOOM! Box. SLAM! is a comic book that revolves around a women’s roller …
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Hospital offers free session on bariatric surgery
For more information call Deb Whittingham at (215) 342-2167. Philly Roller Derby hosts blood drive Philly Roller Derby will host the Blood for Life blood drive following the humanitarian organization’s report of a critical blood shortage and an emergency …
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Local roller derby goes recreational

sportLocal roller derby goes recreational
Though it’s been some time since the past roller derby teams Mendo Mayhem and the Deep Valley Belligerents have flooded the the tracks at Skate City and the Redwood Empire Fairgrounds, there are locals keeping the sports alive for the deepest of fans.
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Juggernauts Roller Derby Season Opener
… Saturday, April 16th, 2016 starting at 7:00 PM and ending at 9:00 PM MDT. Details Contact. Don’t miss the fast-paced, hard-hitting action as the Jackson Hole Juggernauts take on the Cheyenne Capidolls in their Roller Derby season opener. Family …
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‘Frenemy’ roller derby teams prepare for Leeds clash
Hot Wheel Roller Derby take on Middlesbrough Milk Rollers (MMR) at Leeds University as part of preparations for the Skate Odyssey tournament in Ghent, Belgium next month, while MMR travel to the USA in June for a tour of the East Coast. Hot Wheel …
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Bellingham’s Cog Blockers defeat JBLM Bettie Brigade in roller derby action

sportBellingham’s Cog Blockers defeat JBLM Bettie Brigade in roller derby action
The Dockyard Derby Dames do not hold a monopoly on flat track roller derby action in Tacoma. Joint Base Lewis McChord’s Bettie Brigade roller derby league is a military-affiliated outfit open to women and children of the local military bases. On Feb …
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Durham Roller Derby get their skates on ahead of hosting first competitive match
A FLEDGLING team is getting their skates on as they prepare to host County Durham’s first ever roller derby match. Durham Roller Derby, which has been skating together since 2014, is playing its first match in the British Roller Derby Championships, …
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Learn More About Our Roller Derby 2 0 Pads
We have just released a brand new video techisode about our new Roller Derby 2.0 pads. Flash Bo-Dash of the team S.W.A.T. Roller Derby UK helped designing those knee and elbow pads and did another great job in explaining some of the …
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Latest Roller Derby News

sportRoller derby
Roller derby. Mark Maynard | For The Anderson (Indiana) Herald Bulletin; Updated 7 min ago. Roller derby. A-Town Roller Derby team member Stacey “Poison Ivy” Shelton stretches prior to a practice session at the Anderson Roll Arena. Mark Maynard | For …
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This Saturday – AASRD Brawl Stars vs. ACRD Battery Brigade!
On top of awesome roller derby, there will be face-painting, raffle prizes, fun half-time activities, and live music by Diva & the Dirty Boys! A portion of the proceeds to benefit Albany Food Not Bombs. Bring in any non-perishable food items to donate …
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Rose City Rollers are back, but original Derby in Portland was ‘sexual
The Rose City Rollers, Portland’s all-female roller-derby troupe, begins its 2016 season on Saturday. The skaters, with their showy tats and playful nicknames (Va Va Boom, Push La Tush, etc.), offer fun, rugged entertainment for anyone who likes to …
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Queen City Roller Derby league debuts new chapter at the waterfront

sportQueen City Roller Derby league debuts new chapter at the waterfront
As the Queen City Roller Girls’ new season began, women in hotpants, fishnet stockings and helmets raced around the new roller derby track at RiverWorks sport complex, where the league’s biggest crowd ever watched with enthusiastic curiosity as they …
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Local roller derby team gets WFTDA status
After the blood, sweat and tears spent during a year-long apprenticeship, the Beckley Area Derby Dames (BADD) have officially been accepted as a member of Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA). As the roller derby league celebrated the …
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Roller derby returns to Stillwater
DAVID BITTON/STILLWATER NEWS PRESS Lisa Vaughan, from left, Susan French, Dustin Bunch, Jennifer Bettencourt and Kim Boston, compete during a roller derby practice Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016 in Stillwater.
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South Jersey roller derby girls skate through life

sportSouth Jersey roller derby girls skate through life
Roller Derby. Megan St. Marie of The Shore Points Roller Derby club in front during team practice at Rollway Skating Rink in Hammonton Wednesday, Aug 19, 2015. Roller Derby. Edward Lea. Roller Derby. The Shore Points Roller Derby club holds team …
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Final roller derby event is Saturday
STEVENS POINT — People will have their final chance to catch the Mid-State Sisters of Skate roller derby team at home this Saturday at the Arnott Lions Park Arena, 6867 4th St. The Mid-State Sisters home squads, The Sweet Dairy Airs and the Pearl …
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Roller derby doubleheader speeds into Wausau on June 27
WAUSAU – The Stevens Point-based women’s roller derby league, the Mid-State Sisters of Skate, is skating back to Wausau for a doubleheader this weekend. The local roller derby league’s two teams — the Sweet Dairy Airs and the Pearl Jammers — will …
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