Damnit, dykes, you’re so good at sport but would it kill you to wear frickin’ heels? (Guest post by bluemilk)

This guest post is by blue milk.

annarawsonImagine the disappointment. You’re a female athlete, who is talented enough to have turned professional a couple of years ago, and you’re also a gorgeous model – you should be everywhere, you should be raking in the dollars, but much as you love your sport it is kinda pulling you down.. its reputation isn’t as sexy as you are.

You’re Anna Rawson and you play golf and damn it, you expect the sisterhood to understand your dilemma because it isn’t fair, men’s golf gets all the attention and all the money. Why is that?

“The tour has got so much better with so many young stars and great players,” Rawson told the radio station in an interview arranged by her father Jim.

“But the mentality unfortunately amongst the media and the industry hasn’t changed.

“They still think we’re at 25 years ago when the tour was full of, you know, a lot of dykes and unattractive females nobody wanted to watch.”

In this misogynistic world the only experience to rival the powerlessness of being outside the inner circle of female hotness is being inside the inner circle. You’re either fat, ugly, hairy, dykey and invisible or you’re hot but-not-as-hot-as-her-and-you-could-use-some-bigger-tits-smaller-thighs-and-we-would-do-you-but-only-from-behind-and-what-an-attention-seeking-slut.

But then of course the patriarchy has a special treat for Rawson, if she is lucky enough to grow old (or anything else vaguely unacceptable) she gets to experience both.

For Rawson’s apology that wasn’t, read the full article.

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10 replies

  1. I wish I could convince myself that this is a cunning and incisive commentary on the sexualization of women’s sport and how audiences increase in inverse proportion to the amount of fabric worn by professional, talented athletes who are actually damn good at what they do and should be valued and admired for their skills instead of their ass … but who am I kidding?

  2. Christ, that’s what I’ve been doing wrong. Got it the wrong way round!
    *throws platforms in bin, starts playing tiddlywinks*
    Now I’m fully qualified…
    a lot of dykes and unattractive females nobody wanted to watch.”
    That’s right, men have only been getting the ratings because of their heterosexuality and physical attractiveness. Otherwise people wouldn’t watch men’s sport. Clearly women need to compete with men on their own terms to win the media’s attention.
    She’s not even proud enough of her own sport to think it has any merit (or marketability) beyond eye-candy. It’s a bit sad, really.

  3. Yes, because people like the Great White Shark, so attractive.. Bleeearghhhh! :-/

    Golf has traditionally been an excruciating sport played by stupidly attired people with a charisma bypass, whatever gender they belong to. Anna Rawson is obviously just one more of the same.

  4. Hmmm. This is not unique. I’ve never forgiven Hingis for making similarly offensive comments about Amelie Mauresmo being “half man” because her returns were so powerful. Now this. What is it with these publicity-challenged wannabes that they have to resort to sexist, homophobic comments in order to appear relevant in women’s sports? Try being good at what you do, and leave the populist hyperbole to the commentary-challenged numbskull sportscasters.

  5. That’s right. I watch golf because Colin Montgomery gets me so hot
    /sarcasm
    Deus Ex Macintosh’s last blog post..Cows eat grass, get high on milk…

  6. In this misogynistic world the only experience to rival the powerlessness of being outside the inner circle of female hotness is being inside the inner circle. You’re either fat, ugly, hairy, dykey and invisible or you’re hot but-not-as-hot-as-her-and-you-could-use-some-bigger-tits-smaller-thighs-and-we-would-do-you-but-only-from-behind-and-what-an-attention-seeking-slut.
    Perfectly put. Just perfect.

  7. Where did that picture with the woman bending over in heels come from? Is that Anna Rawson herself?

  8. That is indeed Anna Rawson, lala.

  9. Gah, that picture says an awful lot about women in sports. Imagine that same picture, except with Tiger Woods!

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