Yah, we’re on the eve of 2015, but scanning some of the the sexist and racist social media reactions to Mo’ne Davis being named AP Female Athlete of the Year, one gets a clear understanding of the battles to be faced by female athletes and their fans.
So are we surprised when we get this? OH MY GOD, I CAN’T BELIEVE I NEED TO WRITE THIS COLUMN
On Sunday, the New Zealand Herald printed a story by sports columnist Chris Rattue beneath the headline, “Girls, you can’t fight genetics.”
The “girls” about whom Rattue was writing: international soccer stars, including Abby Wambach (she’s 34 years old), Nadine Angerer (she’s 36), Homare Sawa (36), Marta (28), Alex Morgan (25) and Sydney Leroux (24).
Need we go on?