Tag Archives: Jessica Landström

The Daily Drool: Jessica Landström

8 Jul

Like you, I’m still loving the ladies and the WWC so if you have any suggestions for women for upcoming Drools, please send them in!

Jessica is a forward for 1. FFC Frankfurt and the Swedish Women’s National Team.  She studied engineering at university but left to play football professionally. She has said that they are holding her place and she’d like to return to her studies after her career ends (which hopefully won’t be for a long time). An out lesbian, she’s got the whole package: brains, beauty, talent and the courage to live her life openly.

Depressing and Worrisome: Homophobia & The Women’s World Cup

22 Jun

Eucharia Uche, Coach of the Nigerian Women’s National Team continues her quest to repress the right of others to live freely. Read all about her latest bullshit in the New York Times: In African Women’s Soccer, Homophobia Remains an Obstacle

One of the many worrying quotes from the article: “Uche said she had never witnessed her own players participating in homosexual activity. Instead, she said that she had relied on rumors, speculation and news media accounts to form her belief that lesbian behavior had been common in the Nigerian team.” Can you say witch hunt?

It’s depressing to see coaches like this but it does my heart good to see out and proud coaches like Hope Powell (England) and Pia Sundhage (USA) rocking for equality. Players such as Natasha Kai (US) along with Swedes Victoria Svensson and Jessica Landström are doing the same.

Reading that article just breaks my heart a thousand times.