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Super Bowl Ref Sarah Thomas Is the Latest in a String of Women Breaking Barriers in Pro Sports

The most significant thing happening on the field Sunday during Super Bowl LV will not be Tom Brady gunning for the championship with a team other than the New England Patriots, or Patrick Mahomes having a shot at winning his second consecutive title. No, the big news will be happening on the sidelines, where Sarah Thomas will make history as the first woman to officiate a Super Bowl.



a person wearing a hat: Super Bowl Ref Sarah Thomas Is the Latest in a String of Women Breaking Barriers in Pro Sports


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Super Bowl Ref Sarah Thomas Is the Latest in a String of Women Breaking Barriers in Pro Sports

Thomas’s historic accomplishment is long overdue; the fact that it’s happening in football, a sport that women have been largely shut out of since its debut in the 1880s, makes it an even bigger deal. Due to sexist stereotypes, football is still considered to be a man’s game – too physically aggressive for women’s more delicate nature, despite the fact that

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