BINGO – Sexism At the World Cup dealt with thanks to @EverydaySexism and @KDS_Football

BINGO - Sexism At the World Cup dealt with thanks to @EverydaySexism and @KDS_Football

I know this was tweeted yesterday but in case anyone missed @everydaysexism World Cup Sexism Bingo Card… Enjoy, be horrified that is that accurate.

 

Additionally, @KDS_Football wrote a hand guide of, “10 rules for not being a gross misogynist during the World Cup” It is perfect.. People should follow it like they are the 10 Commandments for the next 34 days and then pretty much every moment of every sporting event for every sport for the remainder of time.

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USMNT Open Training Yesterday… Photo heavy and Sunil Speaks

IMG_1582It was cold, it was fun… videos coming later

Sunil seemed to completely disregard my concerns about the lack of female apparel but did say that he would talk to Nike for me.  I said they weren’t the only ones ignoring fans.   He tried to write it off that next year for the women’s world cup there would be more stuff. He agreed when I pointed out that doesn’t help me support the men’s team this year. We’ll see.. oh and nothing will change

Seems Flickr and WordPress no longer play nice.. so here is the link to all my flickr based photo of the Open Training

US Soccer’s Latest Fiasco… Misogynist (& Mansplaining Extraordinaire) Lupe Fiasco Named Musical Director

At this point… CAN EVERYONE sans General Manager Pam Perkins BE FIRED?  Just go all scorched Earth on U.S. Soccer House?  

Somehow in an attempt to be awesome and FAILING super hard, US Soccer named Lupe Fiasco Musical Director.

Yes, he of the hugely controversial and highly sexist single, Bad Bitch.  The One where he blamed women for being called bitches and then attempts to define for us women what is proper in our behavior.. Basically demanding that women acquiesce to traditional stereotyped roles sexuality and gender:  BEING MOM… Literally HE SAYS THAT: “Bitch bad, woman good, lady better, greatest motherhood.”   We should want NOTHING ELSE.

Also these are some quality pro-women lyrics:

He thinks disrespectfully, she thinks of that sexually
She got the wrong idea, he don’t wanna fuck her
He thinks she’s bad at being a bitch like his mother

UM… PAGING DR. FREUD STAT…

I can respect the idea of starting a dialogue on the use of the term, “bitch,” and its consequences.  It is important.

However, I cannot be ok with it being started by someone for whom the term is not applied to and suffers none of those consequences.  Or by someone who seeks to define exactly what is acceptable female behavior.  I really do not need to be sexistly mansplained about gender discrimination and bias.  It is about as appropriate as me as a well-educated, upper-income white person demanding a dialogue on the “N-word,” in African-American culture. It’s a non-starter.

For the record, I love the term, “Bitch,” because I understand what it means, especially when males direct it towards me.  It means I don’t fit into their stereotyped, gender  box.  I don’t sit quietly back and accept my assumed role as less than a man; hiding my opinions and downcasting my ambition because it might hurt an ego or two.  I wear being called a, “bitch,” as a badge of honor because it means I do not conform to a convention to which I do not subscribe.  I know that when I am referred to as a, “bitch,” in a debate/discussion, I’ve won it.  There is nothing left factually or intellectually for the person to base their opinion so they just start attacking me personally.  I generally just respond, “yes I am thank you.”  It is something Lupe Fiasco does not understand at all..

I, sure as hell, do not want him or anyone else, defining for me or for any other women what is acceptable life achievements and goals.   We can actually accomplish more than be baby-making machines.  We can be rappers (well not me because as my beloved ex says I am the, “rhythemless nation.”), we can be soccer players, we can be scientists and we can be sports fans too.

US Soccer as the governing body of tens of thousands of females who participate in this game should be appalled by this message of telling young girls that the only way to be the best is by breeding.  WTF?

REVISED WITH PICS… ESPN and ITS AD AGENCY SOMEHOW FINDS A WAY TO BE MORE SEXIST IN PROMOTING WC

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These are the ONLY women featured in the ad… Males are shown playing and cheering because male = fandom

Seriously what the flipping hell is this Sexist, Stereotypical, Nonsense.. WOMEN ARE FANS OF THE GAME TOO.. NOT JUST SEX KITTENS TO PLACATE MALE FANTASIES.. ”

HOW HARD IS IT TO GRASP THAT? SERIOUSLY,

All women shown are half naked and grating in classical male dreams… It is that Adidas Brazilian ass t-shirt come to life. It is also equally offensive on so many levels

IT refused to embed.. probably because it knows its vile..  so here is the link:

ETA:  My issues with this Ad:
Look at how girls are presented (non-existent, only boys playing)

Why is not a single woman being associated with the matches? Why are they not cheering/involved in fandom of the sport?

Why is not a single girl playing soccer, some of the greatest female players on the planet are Brazilian (Hell Marta alone)?

Why are there no guys on the beach? just two hot bikini-clad girls shoot from the side to accentuate side-boob? 

Why are only women half-naked and gyrating? Where is male carnival presentation?

Why does a bikini clad women need to emerge out of the water with the cup?

Why is every women only presented as a sex object. 

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

MLS & Adidas – AGAIN Get Your Sexist Asses in Line

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This little fact is OUTRAGEOUS.  FOUR out of  NINETEEN clubs will have jerseys for female fans… 21% OF TEAMS…  TWENTY-ONE FLIPPING PERCENT OF TEAMS…

DEAR REMAINING 79% TEAMS,

WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH YOU AND YOUR SEXIST BEHAVIOR?

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THE FACT THAT MLS DOES NOT, OR WORST, MLS MUST INSTANTLY MANDATE EQUAL TREATMENT FOR FEMALE FANS IS ABHORRENT AND PATHETIC.  

Equal access to support one’s team should not be an option for team…   If the team decided not to sell shirts to African-American or homosexual fans, the World Would Be OUTRAGED and UP IN ARMS, and rightly so… discriminating against women, however, is simply accepted.

HOW IT HAS NOT BEEN ORDERED FROM ADIDAS AND THE LEAGUE OFFICE THAT ALL TEAMS MAKE A FEMALE JERSEY FOR SALE IS INSANE, SHORT-SIGHTED, SEXIST AND SIMPLY STUPID.  

FIX MLS DISCRIMINATION NOW!

Tweet to Complain:  

Commissioner Don “VITO” Garber: @thesoccerdon

Adidas Soccer: @adidassoccer

MLS: @mls

MLS Gear:  @mlsgear