Posts Tagged ‘NFL’

The Morning After: Feminine Problems Edition

* Problem: girls in developing countries have a lower "school life expectancy" than boys. Is the solution as easy as sending over some sanitary pads? The World Bank has claimed that girls in developing countries "may miss up to 20 percent of school because of menstruation," but a new study by economists Emily Oster and [...]

Why Superbowl Ads Are So Sexist, Racist, and Homophobic

Why is the Superbowl commercial line-up, hailed as an achievement in advertising industry creativity, often so casually sexist, racist, and homophobic? Credit the watchful eye of the CBS Standards and Practices department, which ensures that Superbowl ads bring in millions of viewers looking to be shocked—without offending the delicate sensibilities of the American people.

Victim Blaming and Transgender Rape Victims

Last year, we dredged the ugliest depths of victim blaming when a middle-school girl was gang-raped outside her homecoming dance, and a bunch of assholes got on the Internet to shame her for drinking alcohol. Thought that was bad? Consider what happens when a rape accusation is coming from a trans woman.
Yesterday, the New York [...]

Football Bloggers Attempt to Tackle Misogyny, Homophobia Ensues

Today, Washington Post NFL site The League took up the issue of misogyny in professional cheerleading:

I was really impressed that the Post chose to ask its seven resident football bloggers this question: Should football cheerleading squads be disbanded because they are a misogynist tradition? But then the bloggers were all like: "Nope!"

Sean Avery’s “Sloppy Seconds”: A Pansy’s Insult

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ESPN is blowing up with coverage of a comment that Dallas Stars* player Sean Avery made about his ex-girlfriends this week (who include actress Elisha Cuthbert and model Rachel Hunter). Here's the scenario:

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