Avenger of the Week | Stephen Curry, NBA Player and Champion of Girls

When someone says the name Steph Curry, it likely evokes images of basketball, a clothing and shoe line, and a man who always has his two daughters by his side. What it may not evoke is the image of a feminist, or, dare we say, a GenderAvenger.

Stephen Curry (photo credit: The Wing [ CC BY 2.0 ],  via Flickr )

Stephen Curry (photo credit: The Wing [CC BY 2.0], via Flickr)

In his recent essay, "This Is Personal", written for The Players’ Tribune, Curry talks about the fact that gender equality should be important to everyone, not just fathers of daughters, how he’s going to raise his son to respect that ideal, and the incredible experience of hosting a camp just for girls, featuring a thought-provoking Q&A session with women who have experienced success in both sports and business.

I want our girls to grow up knowing that there are no boundaries that can be placed on their futures, period. I want them to grow up in a world where their gender does not feel like a rulebook for what they should think, or be, or do. And I want them to grow up believing that they can dream big, and strive for careers where they’ll be treated fairly.
And of course: paid equally.

We could not have said it any better ourselves.

It’s not every day an @NBA player is named #AvengeroftheWeek, but man did @StephenCurry30 make us feel all the feels with this one. #genderavenger https://www.genderavenger.com/blog/avenger-of-the-week-stephen-curry