woman football fan*The NFL season is one month in and men are huddling together to root for their favorite teams.

But what about the ladies? Where do they stand in this conversation?

Here’s an excerpt from the column:

Unless I’m unceremoniously caught in the crosshairs of a conversation about, say, the evolution of neuroscience or the results of last weekend’s rodeo, I can pretty much hold my own in a discussion about anything, if I in fact want to be part of it. But every so often, something makes me feel like sister outsider, like when a woman in a meeting make a passing joke about a conversion point.

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