One of the most popular rookie hazing rituals is making the players dress as women.  Well, that ritual is no more.  Major League Baseball has officially banned the practice; veteran players can no longer force rookies to dress as women in any form of costume.

Women’s rights groups – among others – have complained about the gender-shaming hazing, and MLB is now complying.

As part of baseball’s new CBA, “requiring, coercing or encouraging” players as “dressing up as women or wearing costumes that may be offensive to individuals based on their race, sex, nationality, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or other characteristic” is now forbidden.

In recent years, some clubs heard the criticism and ended the practice, instead opting to dress their young players like male superheroes, not women.  Many other teams continued the tradition.

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source: TMZ Sports

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