Google's New Online Museum Will Honor Women Who Defied Female Soccer Bans Worldwide

The search giant is crowdsourcing material for the 'Offside Museum' exhibit

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For much of the 20th century, countries like the United Kingdom, Germany, France and Brazil had various rules in place that effectively banned women from playing soccer over sexist myths about the sport’s effect on fertility and “masculinization.”

Google’s Arts & Culture arm is seeking to spotlight the many women who defied these bans with a new interactive museum website. Timed to coincide with the FIFA Women’s World Cup, the “Offside Museum” exhibit’s organizers will today start soliciting media and firsthand accounts from female soccer players who endured this period, which lasted roughly from the 1920s to the late 1970s.



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