Analysis Of James Fallows's Essay 'Throwing Like A Girl'

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In his essay “Throwing Like a Girl”, James Fallows makes the point that anyone, regardless of gender, can learn to properly throw a baseball. He describes the proper way to pitch (a fluid twisting motion starting in the lower portion of the body and ending with a flick of the wrist), and the improper ways to pitch. A wrist bent inwards, an elbow too high, or facing your target directly are all signs of a poor throw. Fallows argues that the idea of “throwing like a girl” is a false and harmful idea in itself, as there is no reason that a woman cannot throw just as well as any man. He looks into the physical differences in men and women’s arms and shoulders, though he cites several sources which say that the slight differences would not account

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