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TheFootballGirl.com isn’t as bad as it could be. A site aimed explicitly at female fans, after all, might host the worst kind of patronizing drivel—the assumption being that women aren’t interested in the game because they don’t understand it, and all that’s needed is some basic explanation. Other than the occasional post about players’ hairstyles, editor Melissa Jacobs, a former ESPN producer, mostly sticks to material that appeals to both sexes. Apparently, though, there’s still enough interest in the nature of female fandom for Jacobs to fill up a couple hours of discussion at Sixth & I Historic Synagogue, which is reaching out to younger women with a lecture series called “Not Your Bubbe’s Sisterhood.” Can Jacobs conquer not one, but two cultural stereotypes all at once? Show up to find out!
“Are You a Football Girl?” begins at 7 p.m. at Sixth & I Historic Synagogue, 600 I St. NW. $8 in advance, $10 at door. sixthandi.org. (202) 408-3100.