For the big game, a Super Fake

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The Super Bowl is almost here. That means it’s time for my annual head fake.

Fake that I follow football. Fake that I care who is playing. Fake that I can’t wait to watch the game.

But this year I am asking myself: why do I bother? Shouldn’t I just be true to myself?

Women are taught that to make it in a man’s world you have to know sports. It’s a way for us to bond with the boys in the hopes of being treated as equals in the workplace. Sports, we are made to believe, is that one topic that brings everyone together—a neutral zone of office small talk.

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