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Why Do Girls Throw Like A Girl?

Posted on the 22 September 2012 by Gerard @presurfer
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You don't need to look any further than last week's news cycle to see proof that a girl can throw a ball: Erin DiMeglio, the first female quarterback to play high school football in Florida, made a splash by taking a spot on her team. But some research indicates it's an uphill battle.
It may be a borderline-offensive schoolyard taunt, but 'throws like a girl' has an element of truth. Studies suggest that girls often don't throw as well as boys. In fact, the 'throwing gap,' as it's called, is one of the biggest differences between the genders. It's not just the largest gap in physical activities - although it's the largest gap in that field - it's possibly the most salient gap.

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