In the center of this picture is my Great Grandmother, Adalene. I was quite young when she died, but I do remember her, frail and white-haired, threatening to spank me. I didn’t believe her, and was duly surprised at what came next.
This is why the title of Buzzfeed‘s framing of a photographs of women basketball teams from the 1900s is so disappointing:
Liz Babiarz, who sent in the link, asks what’s so funny. I have to agree. They aren’t “strangely funny”; they’re awesomely awesome!
Many more at Buzzfeed.Lisa Wade, PhD is a professor at Occidental College. She is the author of American Hookup, a book about college sexual culture, and a textbook about gender. You can follow her on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.