Women’s Softball has been banned from Boston’s Women’s Forum, the venue for the Boston Softball League.
Women’s Softballs are banned from the Boston Women’s Lounge because they are considered a sport of the elite women’s league.
The Boston Globe reported that Boston’s Soft Ball Association announced the ban after complaints that it was “unnecessarily restricting women’s leagues and their ability to have fun.”
The ban follows the Boston Globe’s article, “Boston Softball Association Bans Softball from Women’s Women Lounge.”
On Wednesday, Boston’s city council voted unanimously to ban the Boston Men’s SoftBall League, as well as the Boston Junior Women’s and Women’s Soccer leagues.
“Women’s soft ball is a game played primarily by women,” Mayor Marty Walsh said in a statement.
“This ban will help prevent this from happening again and ensure Boston continues to be a great destination for women’s soft balls.
The Boston Women and Sports Council (WSSC) and the Boston Police Department are working together to ensure Boston is a safe place for women to play softball.
On Sunday, the Boston Mayor called the ban a “misguided and dangerous” measure that would “lead to further harm to women’s sports.” “
We want to make sure that we keep Boston safe for the people who live here, the women who play soft ball, the kids who play it,” Walsh said on Wednesday.
On Sunday, the Boston Mayor called the ban a “misguided and dangerous” measure that would “lead to further harm to women’s sports.”
“It’s really unfortunate that the Boston City Council is trying to take away the joy and fun of a sport that has a rich history in Boston,” Walsh added.
Walsh is hoping that the ban will be overturned on Wednesday, as he says it “should be the first step toward getting back to having a safe environment for everyone.”
In March, Boston Mayor Marty M. Walsh, the head of the City Council, told reporters that Boston has been one of the best cities in the country for women and girls.
“Boston has been the best place for young girls and women to go to school,” Walsh told reporters at the time.
In June, Boston officials announced that the city would ban the Women’s Club Softball league, citing safety concerns.
Following the ban, Boston softball leagues across the country have also received death threats and been the target of hate messages, the Associated Press reported.