Why The Clip from NHL15 of the 3 Girls Taking Selfies Is Sexist: A Mathematical Explanation
So today I got into an argument regarding the fact that in the NHL 15 Gameplay trailer that was released recently, they feature a snapshot of three women taking selfies at the game:
I said it was sexist because the only fans that are shown to be taking “selfies” instead of watching/cheering for the game like the rest of the fans are female. This goes back to the whole “fake female sports fans” stereotype, where men actually care about the sport, while women are ~fake fans that don’t know any of the rules and are only there because either their boyfriends dragged them along or because they want to feel ~cool and impress their friends by being A Sports Fan.
But one of my male friends disagreed with me. He said that it was unrealistic to get upset over only three instagram snapshots, because he was sure that the actual gameplay included more than just women taking selfies, and that we should wait until we had a “larger sample size” to make judgements.
I’m going to disprove that statement, using basic math and statistics.
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