Tag Archives: Sexist Bullshit

Lyon’s Sexist Faux Pas

29 Jan

1485637472_481146_1485637680_noticia_normalOh…hell to the no. These were photos captured from the MEN’s Ligue One game between Olympique Lyon (OL) vs Lille on the weekend. And who quickly called them out on it? The captain of the OL women’s team and world-class defender, Wendie Renard. Continue reading

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Rule Against Women

24 Jan

lucy-ward-0157Did you know it became “a rule that no women [we]re permitted to work with the first team at Leeds”? A rule. This came about following the firing of Lucy Ward, Leeds United’s Head of Education, for “dubious” reasons. What rightfully followed that action was Ward’s pursuit of an unfair dismissal and sex discrimination court case vs the club, which she won this past summer. Continue reading

‘Tis the World of Men: Women Don’t Play Football

28 Sep

The following is a guest post from one of my fellow volunteers from the 2015 Women’s World Cup. She and I randomly started talking one day, a conversation which led me to interviewing her for our volunteer newsletter. It was during the interview I learned of her experiences being a female footballer living in London, and I (of course) just had to ask her if she’d be interested in sharing here. So happy she was and now has. The more stories female players share, the better off the sport will become.

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2015 WWC: Really!?! With Seth And Amy

28 Jun

Amy Poehler and Seth Meyers reunited last week on Meyer’s show for a special rendition of their popular Saturday Night Live segment, “Really!?!” The topic? Sexist comments made by Sports Illustrated writer Andy Benoit about women’s soccer and women’s sports in general. Their conclusion? “No more tweeting Benoit. You’re too dumb.” Perfectly stated! Really!

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What Is Wrong With This Picture?

2 Mar

Girls like soccer too arseholes2So I found this in my inbox today and it made me growl in frustration. Why not Mommy’s little mascot?  Because I know plenty of hardcore lady Madridistas with woobinses. You may think that I’m overreacting, but check out the whole ad after the jump. Continue reading

Female Soccer Fans Subjected to Strip Searches

6 Aug

“Girls stand at the entrance to podtribunnogo room. Luggage storage there. Only 2 rooms with cells. In the photo a police officer, who told me about me about the bomb. “

As if Russia doesn’t have enough problems at the moment, some Spartak Moscow female fans were subjected to strip searches prior to a game vs Rubin Kazan this past Friday. Yes, you read that correctly. When I came across this story yesterday, I had no words. Today, I have many many words, most of which are unprintable and unsayable in certain company. So I’ll stick to those that can be said and you can fill in the blanks as you wish. Continue reading

Yeah, We All Knew That Would Happen

24 Apr

fifa-logoI didn’t bother to post this yesterday because I wanted to pour all my positive energy toward the Champions League match. Remember that transfer ban that Barcelona got earlier this month? FIFA has already suspended it pending appeal. WHAT A SURPRISE! Sigh. Continue reading