Wendy Wendy Wendy, please don't blame the sexist man for the lack of coverage of women's sports on TV, blame the apathetic woman. (ok now I have your attention)
It's women that wont support the likes of the Australian women's rugby league team, or our women's sevens rugby team, or even the WNBL. Granted there is strong support for the Netball but beyond that not much female support for women's golf, the W league soccer, or any of the other sports that you mention.
The fact is we men love watching sport, we would watch any sport any time as long as it's competitive. Lingerie or no lingerie we will watch.
Women on the other hand wont.
Our stats show that women will only watch the elite compete and it's the girls that turn off first when something doesn't 'look right'. Girls are unhappy about women's rugby, guys don't care. If its a good try then its a good try.
Women are the first to complain because Maria Sharapova grunts too much when she serves, or Serena looks like an amazon woman. We men don't care as long as it goes to 3 sets and the match is close.
Please don't go on about the tits and bums because its a tired old argument that even us guys are sick of hearing.
My wife would rather watch the Roosters or Wallaby's play than the female equivalent. (so would you by the way)
I don't see any Mums at our kids soccer saying they have tickets to the W league and does anyone want to go? Not one female last year said to me, I'm going to the women's basketball and only a few mentioned watching the Sydney Swifts. Different story for the men's equivalent though.
The bottom line is WOMEN DON'T WANT TO WATCH WOMEN'S SPORT....
The men however continue to watch, we watch the AFL, NRL, ARU, EPL, NFL, MLB, NHL, A LEAGUE and any other sport that's thrown up. Heck we even watch indoor lawn bowls.
Why is it women will watch Anthony Mundine vs Danny Green and hope Mundine gets the sh*t punched out of him... but when 2 girls jump in the ring there is a chorus of "that's wrong". Put those same girls in the ring with bikinis on and the chorus changes to "that's sexist".
Tossing up the sexism line is an easier excuse to cover up the fact you really don't want to watch.
And not only do females not want to watch, they actually don't want to sponsor women's sport. How many female CEO'S do we have currently running some of our largest corporations? How many of them actually sponsor female sporting teams?
There are no bikinis or tank tops in women's cricket, rugby, league, basketball or soccer yet the viewing audience for all of these games when shown on Television is horrendous, and that's why we TV stations don't show them, and that's also why the sexist line doesn't work.
It cost the same amount of money for a television station to cover a games of women's sport as it does a men's game but ladies the big question is, what would you rather watch? - RUSS
Adam, you are very courageous to share your story and I admire you for it greatly. I am bipolar and inherited if from both my parents. I have also shared my story on my blog, looking at the 'manic' side in a humorous way. You might see some light from this. I've been happily medicated for 27 years :) Good luck for the future!
http://themanicactivist.com/2013/09/15/wheres-the-party/ - Jeanette
We are so fortunate to live here. 3500 people in one day - that is truly incredible. - Marina
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Absolutely agree with this. It's manipulative, self centred and bullying. I do sign the occasional petition, I don't share it. But I will not sign the manipulative stuff.
As for cancer, I've had cancer, I'm pretty open about it, but my life does not revolve around it. I have a few friends who have lived through it too. Facebook is a place for me to stay in contact with family and friends all over the world. - Lucy
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Thank you for sharing your experience Adam.
And thank you to all the comments here. Amazingly supportive, amazingly brave and important.
Thank you all. - Annie Also
May I suggest everyone contact Amazon.com to order George Orwell's '1984'.
Please read that and make your decision then, especially in the current political climate we find ourselves in.
Ta. :-) - mazt
THANKYOU for bringing this to the attention of your readers. I've been telling people about this for months, but it seems that if it's not in the "news", people won't pay attention.
This is the single biggest RORT of our national and personal freedoms by large capitalists that there ever was. People should know!
PLEASE WRITE TO YOUR LOCAL MEMBERS NOW!!! - Cate
If you're concerned about the TPP and haven't already taken action to let the government know your concerns, please consider doing so, via:
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