Until I was 11 years old, I was the only female of my generation in both sides of my family. Beating down males has been a part of my survival. He!!, I played football when I was 9 & 10 (I was the biggest kid in the county @ 5'3"-4" & my Dad & Godfather were the coaches, so they recruited me). Funny thing was, nobody told them they couldn't put a girl in, they just insisted that there was no way I was only 9-10 years old. By the sixth grade, I was the tallest person in the whole school, includng teachers at 5'6". Too bad I only grew another 2", that dang puberty!