Tuesday, 25 January 2011
Is Sexism Back?
Over the weekend a female lines woman officiated at a Premier League game. Fair play to her she has obviously worked hard to get to that position and deserves credit for it. Well you would think so apart from the fact that Richard Keys and Andy Gray decided to have a pop at her. The beauty of this was that they didn't realise their microphones were on and the whole world heard what they had to say. Can someone tell me the difference between what they said and what Ron Atkinson said?. Yes the obvious answer was Atkinson's was racist, but I believe what these two idiots have done is just as bad. So why are they still employed? Why hasn't The Sun, apparently the moral compass of the nation , reported it?. Could it be that their employers also own Sky Sports as well?. They have been suspended but this doesn't go far enough I'm afraid. They should be fired. The views were said of camera but to me this just shows their true feelings and they should be fired. Anyone else would be so why shouldn't they be?
The attitude of some of the things I have read is shocking. Ive read things like 'women should stay in the home' or 'who does she thinks she is running a line at a Premier League game' how about this beauty 'The problem with the country today is that women don't know their place anymore'. When the hell did we go back to the 1950's?. Have I missed a time warp at some stage?. These attitudes need to be dealt with straight away as they are totally unacceptable.
I have two girls aged 10 and 7. They are brought up believing they can be whatever they want to be, with hard work and courage. If they want to be a doctor they can, if they want to be a lawyer they can be, however if they want to be a housewife they can be that as well. The reason they can be any of these things is because they have the freedom of choice. They wont though be told to stay at home by any future husband. Not whilst Ive got breath in my body. For that matter as well my boys are being brought up to respect women and treat them in the right way the same way I was by my dad.
Men with these attitudes in my opinion have serious self esteem issues. Rant at me all you want but what you have said, written and spoken over the last few days has no place in the society that we live in. If you cant handle that then you need to get help. Women are equal to us and do you know what? No matter how much it may annoy you, without them we are nothing but a bunch of knuckle draggers. They teach us compassion, they show us how to love, they let us make mistakes and are always there to make us feel better. Get over yourselves gents its time to grow up and stop being so childish. Its time to be a real man.