The “Men’s” in “Minnesota Men’s Roller Derby” is inherently exclusive, in spite of our own internal policy that allows anyone to join our league. No matter the angle at which the problem is approached, retaining gender-specific pronouns in a league name is detrimental to an all-gender league such as ours. We don’t want any of our league members to look at their own league’s name and feel like they don’t belong. We don’t want any prospective league members to look at our league’s name and feel excluded.
If you want to wear skates on your feet, play some roller derby, and be respectful of your new friends, we’re your spot.