Women’s Football should be given greater coverage, it’s very watchable

Sent to Daily Express 7/7/15:

Isn’t the tweet, by the FA, in a sense, quite femininst.
Admittedly the FA is a bunch of old, unelected white men, who thought that their unwittingly patronising message was actually supportive.
Could they have sent a similar message to the men’s team?
Usually, after the men’s team has made their, often earlier , exit, we are regaled with pictures of them with their extremely attractive wives on some far flung beach.
The women’s team will have returned to lives not dissimilar to our own, where they and their partner’s make equal contributions to the family budget and where their partner’s have been very supportive in assuming aspects of the roles mentioned in the FA tweet.

The women’s team have been star’s on the World stage but we won’t be likely to be seeing any of them in the glossies and the gossip columns.
We probably won’t even be seeing mentions of any of them in reports on domestic matches.

 

Printed 8/7/15

 Back to cold, hard reality of life for the Lionesses

ADMITTEDLY the FA is a bunch of old, unelected white men, who thought that their unwittingly patronising message was actually supportive (“FA sorry for ‘sexist’ hero tweet”, July 7).

Would they have sent a similar message to the men’s team?

Usually, after the men’s team has made its often earlier exit, we are regaled with pictures of them with their wives on some far flung beach.

The women’s team will have returned to lives not dissimilar to our own, where they make equal contributions to the family budget and where their partners have been very supportive.

The women’s team have been stars on the world stage but we are not likely to be seeing any of them in the glossies and gossip columns.

We probably won’t even be seeing mentions of any of them in reports on domestic matches.

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