97 Days… USWNT has a Score to Settle? Fox has some everyday sexism to sell you too

 

WTF is this sexist bullshit, Fox Soccer?  SERIOUSLY, NO WTF IS THIS?

The horrifying levels of sexism in this one commercial is staggering.

So according to Fox, the two-time winning World Cup champions, four-time Olympic champions, etc, etc, etc, U.S. Women’s National Team now apparently ONLY exists avenge the failures of the Men’s National Team, a team that has won precisely zero internationally.  Save me the CONCAFAF wins nonsense, since the ladies have won all of those too.

These professional athletes who have trained their whole lives, among whom hold some of the most impressive records in international soccer, a recent FIFA world player of the year and couple others who have been shortlisted, are simply reduced to being second rate subs for their male-less- than-actually-equal-counterparts.  It is both mind-boggling and highly insulting.

Silly me, I assumed that having lost in the FINAL of the 2011 Women’s World Cup that the, “SCORE TO SETTLE,” would be winning our trophy back.  Yes, I have seen us lift it a couple of times and simply believe it belongs to us.  Kind of like Brazil feels about the men’s trophy.

So tell me Fox Soccer, what is this “score” the women need to settle for the men? How will we all know when the score has been settled?  Does Jermaine Jones tweet, “that’s our win ladies and suck it Belgium?” When the women win the Cup, must they then have the USMNT come out and have Deuce collect it since it is clearly the guys’ trophy? After all, it is there score that got settled.

Why am I even wondering where the history of the USWNT fits into this score?  It clearly doesn’t.

Thanks Fox for correcting my clearly erroneous belief that the Women’s World Cup was about celebrating and supporting women athletes in an international setting.  Clearly it is about using women as pawns in a male soccer wars.

ESPN and their Ad Agency WIEDEN & KENNEDY Celebrate the World Cup – GOES FULL-ON STUPID SEXIST..

What the ever living hell is that sexist, nonsense, ESPN? WIEDEN & KENNEDY you thought actively promoting sexism was acceptable? EXPLAIN YOURSELVES, RIGHT NOW.

The only females you have are a woman standing silently next to her man while the 2 male butchers lecture her man wearing a Dutch NT shirt and a girl eating who says, wistfully, “I LOVE RONALDO” after her boyfriend says, “they don’t have Ronaldo.” She is not in any way watching the game or does not seem to have any idea about the game at all.

FOR THE LOVE OF ALL THAT IS HOLY.. FEMALE FANS ARE NOT, I REPEAT IN BIG BOLD LETTERS, ARE NOT F@#@#@G ACCESSORIES FOR THE GUYS IN OUR LIVES. STOP PORTRAYING US AS SUCH. WE ARE FANS OF THE GAME. THE END.

I, AND EVERYONE OTHER FEMALE FAN I KNOW, talks intelligently about the game, the players (their strengths, weaknesses, potential match-ups with opposing players AND yes their asses too). So we are clear, THE QUALITY OF THEIR ASSES DO NOT JUSTIFY BAD PLAY IN ANY OF OUR BOOKS.  NOTHING SEXIER than performance.

I LOATH that this image of female fans continues to be accepted and promoted.  WE FEMALE FANS EXIST INDEPENDENT OF MALES.  WE DESERVE TO BE REPRESENTED AS FANS IN OUR OWN RIGHT.

PS – Notice that EVERY job is being done by a male: cab driver, 2 butchers, dentist, barber, office employees, boys playing video games, and boys playing in the park..  the only thing females can do related to the world cup clearly are stand silently or eat and dream romantic Ronaldo dreams