Tag Archive | sexism
Oh David Price, I liked you. I liked when you publicly corrected the Red Sox’s grammar. I like that you have a dog named Astro who has his own Twitter handle. But, it’s just… Another one bites the dust.
Today we have a special guest post from Elaine Filadelfo, friend and supporter of Bloomer Girls Blog. By day, Elaine (@urchkin) works for Twitter, researching and telling stories about the way Twitter is used in sports, politics, and TV. By night, she’s at SF Giants games. She received a masters degree in Gender, Media, & […]
Am I referring to Tampa Bay Ray Josh Lueke, who spent only 42 days in jail for raping an unconscious woman? No. How about birther and gun enthusiast Luke Scott, who once threw plaintain chips at a Latino teammate who was “acting like a savage”? Nope, not talking about that Ray either. I’m talking about Joshua […]
Last summer I noticed something really cool: a woman named Meredith Perri was blogging for Metsblog, my go-to blog for Mets news for the last 7 years. It was the first time I’d seen a female’s name in the byline on their site. Just to be clear, I really don’t care about “hearing a woman’s […]
As you know, the Ravens won the Super Bowl on Sunday, which means immediate mass production of purple “Super Bowl XLVII Champions” gear. One such item on NFLShop.com caught our eye: Sports aside, I hate the stereotype of the girl desperate to be married. There are lots of reasons to be married (tax status, health insurance, […]
Super Bowl XLVII: put it in the books. Hopefully everyone had fun Sunday night and made it to work on time and in one piece the next day. The game got pretty exciting post-power outage (!!!), but after an exciting run and a potentially blown holding call, the Niners fell short. As you may have […]
Last month NCAA women’s basketball coach Geno Auriemma (who we’ve written about on the blog before) stated publicly that in order to make women’s basketball more exciting, the powers that be should lower the rim: What makes fans not want to watch women’s basketball is that some of the players can’t shoot and they miss […]
At the beginning of the MLB baseball season this year, we discussed the new dress code for reporters that was instituted by MLB for press rooms and all premises reporting work. At the time, we wondered whether the rules were just a way for the paternalistic, male-centric MLB to “save” female journalists from themselves. It was […]
Just in case you thought that sportswriters have figured out that women like sports, too, a cartoonist for Baseball America (really, Baseball America?!) published this cartoon: Only Bettys and Veronicas like Triple-Crown-winning Cabrera (history of domestic violence be damned). The true male baseball nerds know that Mike Trout is the real MVP. Also, nerdism?
On Sunday the Chicago Bears owners hosted “The Reclaiming Religious Liberty Leadership Summit” at their practice field in Lake Forest, Ill., specifically criticizing the portion of the Affordable Care Act (known fondly as Obamacare) which requires all healthcare coverage to include coverage of contraception. To be clear: our healthcare system is structured in such a way that […]