Roller Derby 'Wives'
By You Picked a Fine Time To Leave Me, Loose Wheel on October 24, 2012
The badass women who roll are special, they just are. They also have a unique relationship that most may not understand. Behold, the secret world of Derby Wives - a fascinating read:
"Derby has a lot of things that confuse people about it, but one of the more interesting phenomena is the idea of the derby wife. Derby wifedom seems to have sprung from the intense bonds formed between some skaters. Hellarad has a whole list of interesting derby definitions, but if you're too lazy to click on the link, here is their nicely worded definition. Derby Wife: (n) A skater’s best friend in the entire world of derby. Derby wives are ethically required to always have each others’ backs, even to the point of arguing and fighting when they know their derby wife is in the wrong. It is, however, completely acceptable to bust the chops of one’s derby wife later if one is forced to argue or fight in such circumstances."
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