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TOPIC: Women's Sports
#195588
Women's Sports 7 Months, 2 Weeks ago  
Love it; just saw on the news a female cricket fielder slip and instead of getting up she dusted her knees and adjusted her hair, leaving another fielder to run after the ball! Next; male rugby players put on extra lipstick and correct mascara before joining a scrum? American Football Quarterbacks stop play to find false eyelash that has dropped off? Lady tennis player asks for time out to deal with feminine hygiene problems? Women basketball players demand high heeled boots?

Don't you sometimes adore Political Correctness?

I want a march by men complaining they are not allowed to get pregnant and give birth.
 
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#195589
Barney

Re:Women's Sports 7 Months, 2 Weeks ago  
In the UK, there are now well over 5,000 women's football teams - and 265 million of us watched the World Cup last year.

Phil Neville's England team reached the semi-finals, in this highly successful competition - for the fastest growing sport on earth.

56% more viewers watched the 2019 event, than the previous one. Not a sport to be laughed at - just admired.


 
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#195596
Bookworm

Re:Women's Sports 7 Months, 2 Weeks ago  
Pole vaulting is my favourite sport.
 
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#195598
Honey

Re:Women's Sports 7 Months, 2 Weeks ago  
JK2006 wrote:
Love it; just saw on the news a female cricket fielder slip and instead of getting up she dusted her knees and adjusted her hair, leaving another fielder to run after the ball! Next; male rugby players put on extra lipstick and correct mascara before joining a scrum? American Football Quarterbacks stop play to find false eyelash that has dropped off? Lady tennis player asks for time out to deal with feminine hygiene problems? Women basketball players demand high heeled boots?

Don't you sometimes adore Political Correctness?

I want a march by men complaining they are not allowed to get pregnant and give birth.


If women need to time out for "feminine hygiene" so what? they all have the same needs so it is quite fair. (apart from the women who are actually blokes )
 
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#195604
Bookworm

Re:Women's Sports 7 Months, 2 Weeks ago  
They can be discreet too. Squatting down to change a Tampax disguised as dropping baton half way through a relay race.

Men stopping halfway round for a crap whilst reading The Sun...
That's a bit too far!
 
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#195647
Barney

Re:Women's Sports 7 Months, 2 Weeks ago  
So easy to ridicule female sports and sportswomen (really the same thing).

Have we forgotten these 10 icons - just for example:-


Lindsey Vonn, Steffi Graff, Nadia Commeneci, Serena Williams, Paula Radcliffe, Maria Bueno, Martina Navratilova, Jessica Ennis, Nancy Lopez, Anita Lonsborough.


Why continue to use the old puerile tampax argument, go home and wash the dishes etc!?


Female athletes are as good as male ones.

And female thespians are, as their peers (of both genders) acknowledge, are currently better - by bestowing recent awards.



But some of us will always be dinosaurs....



 
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#195652
Honey

Re:Women's Sports 7 Months, 2 Weeks ago  
Barney, when trans-women compete with actual women in sport it is usually a forgone conclusion that the "man" will win.
So women are as good as men at sport, yes, but need to compete against other women.


I prefer to forget about Paula Radcliffe and her "contribution" on the road!
 
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#195655
robbiex

Re:Women's Sports 7 Months, 2 Weeks ago  
I actually prefer women's tennis. There are still the same skills on show, but not the same power. Much of men's tennis in the 90s was boring because it became so serve dominated.bang bang bang game over. They also look so much better when they are playing, rather than some sweaty blokes with no personality. Players like Maria Sharapova, Anna Kornakova, and Gabriella Sabatina add glamour to the game, in a way the men can't compete with. Also 3 sets is long enough for most games. Most matches in the first week of grand slams are processions for the top players, why drag it out to 5 sets. long live women's tennis.
 
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#195681
Barney

Re:Women's Sports 7 Months, 2 Weeks ago  
The majority of sports are gender specific, reflecting different physical characteristics/makeups/DNA.

Comparing one gender to another is specious - as is comparing different creatures. Greyhound and horses, for instance.

Level playing fields are important. Female players dominate my chess and bridge groups.

But alpha males will always live in metaphorical caves - it even took us thousands of years to choose a female UK leader.

Larger, and better countries, have yet to do so.


But why not continue our highly humorous banter about times of the month, toilet matters and schoolboy dialogue?

Thankfully some of us are better employed...



 
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#195682
Re:Women's Sports 7 Months, 2 Weeks ago  
Men do some things better than women and women do some better than men. Best cooks, oddly enough, tend to be men. I thought the woman who directed Capernaum a couple of years ago deserved to be nominated and to win not because she was female but I thought it was the Best Film. This year I thought the Little Women woman deserved nominating as Director but she wasn't simply because there were several others considered better - all men, as it happened.
 
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#195684
Bookworm

Re:Women's Sports 7 Months, 2 Weeks ago  
Sorry Barney, don't you use Tampax?

I'll include sanitary towels just for you.
 
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#195685
Barney

Re:Women's Sports 7 Months, 2 Weeks ago  
JK2006 wrote:
Lady tennis player asks for time out to deal with feminine hygiene problems?

I want a march by men complaining they are not allowed to get pregnant and give birth.



Is the question retorical, or just a puerile one?

Do you actually believe your statement - or are we adding sarcasm to the mix?




 
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#195687
Honey

Re:Women's Sports 7 Months, 2 Weeks ago  
JK2006 wrote:
Men do some things better than women and women do some better than men. Best cooks, oddly enough, tend to be men. I thought the woman who directed Capernaum a couple of years ago deserved to be nominated and to win not because she was female but I thought it was the Best Film. This year I thought the Little Women woman deserved nominating as Director but she wasn't simply because there were several others considered better - all men, as it happened.


I think chefs have been mostly men in the past because the job is incompatible with raising a family, which until recently has mostly been women's responsibility.

Is Little Women worth seeing then? For someone who adores the books? I practically had PTSD after seeing that horror with Winona Ryder in.
 
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#195690
Re:Women's Sports 7 Months, 2 Weeks ago  
The first twenty minutes of Little Women are not good but then it picks up and by the end I thought it superb. Not enough made of the book burning for me but otherwise excellent.
 
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