Sex Discrimination and Football


Ian began writing Twohundredpercent in May 2006. He lives in Brighton. He has also written for, amongst others, Pitch Invasion, FC Business Magazine, The Score, When Saturday Comes, Stand Against Modern Football and The Football Supporter. Ian was the first winner of the Socrates Award For Not Being Dead Yet at the 2010 NOPA awards for football bloggers.

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3 Responses

  1. Dave Wallace says:

    How do you ever, ever expect to get gender equality in a game that is watched mostly by men, commentated on by men, presented by men, run by men, and overwhelmingly played by men?

  2. Martin says:

    Dave, if you can’t tell the difference between gender equality and embarrassing and disrespectful sexist banter then no-one will ever be able to explain it to you.

    Just try for one second to imagine a senior manager at your employers humiliating you over your appearance or gender in a similar way.

  3. Dave Wallace says:

    Martin, you have completely missed my point. I was not expressing my personal view on whether Keys and Gray’s behaviour constituted sexist banter or not (although it clearly did and was unacceptable) merely reacting to the original posters final statement about football shifting to gender equality. Football is hugely male dominated and whilst it is the sexism will remain endemic.

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