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Published on February 2nd, 2012 | by Em Dash

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Gorilla Hater!

This gorilla toy is totally not a fan.

But it’s apparently a product. One you can buy. At Sears.

So I ask myself…what is the market for this? Angry derby widows buy it for their derby-orphaned kids? Skaters’ non-derby friends bring it to the hospital to cheer them up after they break their legs in a bout? Does this make sense to anyone? Why does this exist?

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Em Dash is a skater with Gotham Girls Roller Derby, which she joined in 2008 after a brief stint with Suburbia Roller Derby. She is also a founding member and Editor-in-Chief of Derbylife.com. For more of her writing, check out her new book, Derby Life: A Crash Course in the Incredible Sport of Roller Derby. (July 2015) http://www.gutpunchpress.com/

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Em Dash is a skater with Gotham Girls Roller Derby, which she joined in 2008 after a brief stint with Suburbia Roller Derby. She is also a founding member and Editor-in-Chief of Derbylife.com. For more of her writing, check out her new book, Derby Life: A Crash Course in the Incredible Sport of Roller Derby. (July 2015) http://www.gutpunchpress.com/



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