The whole “sport is for males” ideology really drives me mad, especially when people think it’s acceptable to spread this to females on social media, aka the anon in my recent reblog.
You think we all watch it because the men are ‘attractive?’ Are you really that stupid?
We watch because we all have a genuine passion for the sport. We’re interested in F1 for drivers tactics, rivalries, how the first corner will turn out, how the podium will turn out and which drivers will crash out or crash into each other, etc etc.
But then, maybe the driver’s are attractive, what does this have to do with anything?
Are you telling us we can only like a sport if the men in it aren’t cute?
aka, you want us to watch the sport you’re in, anon?
Women like Rhonda Rousey and Victoria Pendleton amongst SO MANY OTHERS didn’t dedicate their lives to their sport just for men to claim that it’s “theirs”, and that to like sport you have to be attracted to the males in it.
Britain’s Victoria Pendleton gestures to the crowd after winning the gold in the track cycling women’s keirin event, during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, Friday, Aug. 3, 2012. Pendleton washed away the disappointment of her disqualification in the team sprint by claiming the gold medal in the keirin on Friday at the Olympics. (via Photo from AP Photo)