Why doesn’t America watch women’s sports?

by Gary Shelton on July 7, 2015 · 1 comment

in general, NFL, Tampa Bay Bucs, Tampa Bay Lightning, Tampa Bay Rays

They rarely test positive for steroids. They do not beat their spouses. They do not  go to strip clubs and make it rain.

So why don't we watch them more?

They do not get caught with hookers. They do not punch their coaches. They do not play games with their own blood.

So why aren't we bigger fans?

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Cecil DeBald July 7, 2015 at 4:01 pm

I do believe you mostly answered your last question with your article, from no women’s answer for the NFL or MLB or NHL to a lack of media coverage, to sexism. But I do think the sexism isn’t as much the belief that women can’t beat men so they aren’t worth watching – it is more an uncomfortable dislike of watching female athletes perform in sports men have played or do play (baseball/softball, golf, basketball, etc.), and playing so much better than the men ever did. So they dismiss the sports, and the athletes, as inferior or uninteresting. The sports “real men” do watch women play – tennis, gymnastics, ice skating, etc., aren’t threatening to them – these “real men” never played those sports, after all…


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