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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#YesAllWomen – US Soccer FINALLY Licenses Female Fan Appeal Option FAILS HARDEST YET [also Hubris]

#YesAllWomen - US Soccer FINALLY Licenses Female Fan Appeal Option FAILS HARDEST YET [also Hubris]

Apparently, US Soccer has released a female fan appeal option at Forever 21.. I have seen it, tried it on and let me just say I will supply the matches for the metaphorical scorching of the US Soccer House covered Earth.

Also met Hubris and let’s just say, we cannot be friends. I got what I asked for, well not even a little bit. I asked for female fan apparel options that did not SEXUALIZE female fans.

Instead US Soccer doubled-down on misogyny and sexism in fan support and worst of all they aimed it at young girls.

They ONLY female fan option is a t-shirt style top, with arms and sides cut out down to the bottom which is midriff bearing. It exposes a female’s entire chest and back, breasts on display for days. You can see from the picture, it is basically just a bib.  Guys still get fully made shirt options (and they also get options, as in plural, MORE THAN ONE and none are sexualized)

So girls and women either wear this with a bra (sports one, more safely) and it being exposed or wear something under it like a tank. Yeah, it’s a bib. Because it is a heavy t-shirt fabric, it couldn’t even really be used as a bathing suit cover-up.

What is most disturbing is that this sexist, male fantasy non-sense is being marketed (badly admittedly) to younger girls.   They are being told if you want to be a fan of US Soccer, the team of Mia, Julie, Brandi, Kristine, Abby, HAO, Carli, Alex, Syd, Hope, and Tobin, etc, etc in addition to the boys, that you can only do it in an overly sexualized state.  

Yes these clothes and this marketing is about the World Cup which starts in days but they will not magically disappear like Cinderella’s slippers.. It will still be there in Oct when the women start their own World Cup Qualifying campaign.

There are some women and girls may very well like this, especially for a gym workout wear. It is not really wearing outside the gym appropriate. The fact that it is the ONLY option for female fans is insulting.

Yes, I know that there female jerseys this cycle and possibly some t-shirts from Nike but every single, one that I have ever tied has clearly been a mismarked XL youth or smaller male. They are not cut for female bodies.

Why is US Soccer continuing to teach girls that their only fandom options are as accessories to the men in their lives or sexualized fantasies for general male fans or as mom.

WHEN THE HELL ARE WE FEMALE FANS GOING TO BE TREATED AS INDEPENDENT FANS, WORTHY BRING TREATED AS FANS, JUST FANS?

How hard it is to come up with a non-sexualized, properly designed clothing items to sell to 40+% percent of your market? Seriously, YOU ARE DISMISSING AND DISRESPECTING OVER 40% of your customers.

SUNIL, sweetie, you are an economist… how does that usually go in business?

“Beating Ghana is Our Cup Final”

Umm.. yeah so I just found this from April 20..  OUR CUP FINAL IS OUR FIRST MATCH… OUR CUP FINAL IS OUR FIRST MATCH, SO SAYS OUR COACH, HIS BOSS CONCURS 

But so we are clear, me thinking that USSF has written off Brazil is crazy talk… [although now Jeff Carlslie is saying that USSF is being realistic about World Cup chances.

Again I will take a victory lap.. for being able to read the evidence clearly laid out in front of me

 

The Full Sunil interview

Add Hurley to US Soccer Sexist Summer of Soccer… Excludes Female Fans from their US Soccer Line

Add Hurley to US Soccer Sexist Summer of Soccer... Excludes Female Fans from their US Soccer Line

WHO IN THE HELL MADE THESE LICENSING DEALS? Does that person STILL have a job? If So, HOW?

The MUCH heralded US Soccer line at Hurley includes board shorts matching both the god-awful golf shirts and the bomb pop; 4 different t-shirts, 2 tank tops, and a hat.. EVERY ONE FOR GUYS… EVEN THE DAMN HAT IS JUST FOR GUYS? There is, as per infuriating usual, zero options for female fans unless they want to buy from the Guy’s section. WE DON’T.. WE’D LIKE CLOTHES THAT SHOW OUR SUPPORT WITHOUT BEING SLUTTY OR GUY’S.

The RAGE JUST BUILDS… How the hell hard is it for ANYONE at Soccer House to figure out there may be a female fan or two? OR AT LEAST ALMOST HAVE YOUR FAN-BASE..

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30 Man Camp List – I DON’T HATE (ALL OF) IT

30 Man Camp List - I DON'T HATE (ALL OF) IT

My super quick thoughts

GKs: literally the least surprising thing in the history of the world cup call-ups

Defenders: For the most part, I’m fine with it, but

Timmy Chandler? Does no one remember TImmy’s USMNT past.. I still wake up screaming in terror. Thrilled for Yadlin and Parkhurst though

MIDFIELD: JULIAN GREEN a midfielder? OK then.. I’m good with that; Joe Beers is a nice option for camp..

Forwards: LD a forward (good easier to cut since he is still not scoring); the other 4 look solid but will sob for my beloved Wondo not making the cut.. that LD instead of him enrages me.. FLIPPING HELL I LOOKED SO FAST I MISSED MY BELOVED WONDO! WAHOO!. ALSO TBOYD MADE THE CUT!!!

For the most part, I like it a lot. It is progressive with a mix of vets and next gen players who can learn about the experiences of the world cup in prep for 2018 and 2022

List courtesy of US SOCCER

Pirlo Pops Exist… I REPEAT PIRLO POPS EXIST and for Charity Too

Pirlo Pops Exist...  I REPEAT PIRLO POPS EXIST and for Charity Too

Kellogg teamed up with Italian charity Dottor Sorriso (Doctor Smiles) and my Boo Pirlo to bring professional clowns to visit pediatric wards around Italy.

Through purchases of specially marked Pirlo IN A CLOWN NOSE boxes of Kellogg’s cereal , they are hoping to donate 1000 days of clown visits.  For more info (in Italian): Kellogg Website and the Dottor Sorriso

Someone in Italy needs to hook me up with these amazing breakfast items.

Also note:  there are many Pirlo Pot related jokes to make here but kids are involved so I will refrain.

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Thanks to BeardedFC for the info.