Tag: Sexism

12th May 1925: The French women's football team, complete with berets, line up before the England vs France Women's International Football match in aid of shipwrecked mariners at Herne Hill in London. England is represented by Dick Kerr's team From Preston. (Photo by MacGregor/Topical Press Agency/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Why men are ‘better’ at football than women

The outliers theory translates across gender lines and helps explain why women’s football still struggles. That, and the FA banning the game for 50 years.
Olympique Lyonnais' Norwegian forward Ada Hegerberg gestures after receiving the 2018 FIFA Women's Ballon d'Or award for best player of the year during the 2018 FIFA Ballon d'Or award ceremony at the Grand Palais in Paris on December 3, 2018. - The winner of the 2018 Ballon d'Or will be revealed at a glittering ceremony in Paris on December 3 evening, with Croatia's Luka Modric and a host of French World Cup winners all hoping to finally end the 10-year duopoly of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. (Photo by FRANCK FIFE / AFP) (Photo credit should read FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images)

15 goals in 9 games: A worthy winner

The Norwegian striker Ada Hegerberg won the first ever women's Ballon d'Or which was voted for by a panel of journalists.
Female football fans

5 reasons female Arsenal fans should stay in the kitchen

A look at some of the accusations levelled at female football fans and the truth behind them.

Being a woman on Social Media: ‘Gendered Islamophobic & xenophobic slurs’, ‘Racist & sexist...

Judged solely on appearance, opinions scrutinised due to gender and a lack of support from male colleagues; women endure a lot in sports journalism, let alone on social media.
UDINE, ITALY - OCTOBER 06: Cristiano Ronaldo of Juventus looks on during the Serie A match between Udinese and Juventus at Stadio Friuli on October 6, 2018 in Udine, Italy. (Photo by Alessandro Sabattini/Getty Images)

False rape accusations labelled ‘epidemic’ when that’s far from the case

It’s hard to talk about the Ronaldo rape allegations without feeling my blood boil

Times mislead on FA’s new bag policy

The Times recently published a small news piece that claims the FA will instigate a ‘no bag’ policy starting with their next match against the USA in November but this reporting is not entirely accurate.
SAMARA, RUSSIA - JULY 02: Neymar Jr of Brazil looks on during during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Round of 16 match between Brazil and Mexico at Samara Arena on July 2, 2018 in Samara, Russia. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)

If football is a ‘man’s sport’ then men are doing it wrong

Neymar’s World Cup will be remembered for excessive rolls and feigning injury, but it further highlights the inherent and ingrained sexism that is still rampant in football today.

It’s not a problem with women’s voices, it’s a problem with you

Jason Cundy has said ‘sorry’ for being a misogynist live on TV but we are well within our rights to ask is he apologising for his comments or the backlash they caused and why do men just not get the problem?

Arsenal captain calls out casual sexism from BBC

Arsenal Women captain Alex Scott was forced to shut down the BBC on Twitter, after their social media employee made a rather disappointing error.

‘Gendered Islamophobic & xenophobic slurs’, ‘Racist & sexist tweets’: Being a woman on Social...

Judged solely on appearance, opinions scrutinised due to gender and a lack of support from male colleagues; women endure a lot in sports journalism, let alone on social media.
Josanne Potter

Word Cup bronze medallist hit by sexist remark at men’s game

The former Arsenal Ladies player, Jo Potter, was hit by a sexist comment, while collecting her football ticket at Nuneatown Town on New Year's Day.