THE EFF: RAISING A GIANT MIDDLE FINGER AT ETHIOPIAN WOMEN’S FOOTBALL

Car horns are blaring, crowds are cheering. Patriotic songs are being played through mega speakers as the generation’s latest set of heroes make their way from an open bus parade of the Ethiopian capital to Addis Ababa stadium. No, this isn’t a military victory rally, nor the reception commonly given to the national athletics team upon their return from the Olympics. This is June 2012, and the Ethiopian women’s national football team, also referred to as “Lucy,” are being honored by a nation after successfully qualifying for the 2012 Africa Women’s Football Championship.… Read More THE EFF: RAISING A GIANT MIDDLE FINGER AT ETHIOPIAN WOMEN’S FOOTBALL