“Yes I am a woman and yes I am a football fan. Somehow this qualifies me to be on the receiving end of senseless, sexist bullshit.”
Roxanne Salvatore from Bustle is tired of how confused people are by female sports fans and has some tips on what NOT to say to a woman who loves football.
I’m not sure when females liking football became some rare disease that afflicts only remote sections of our population, but I’ve actually lost count of how many men, and yes women, are mystified by me.
I am well aware that the NFL is not having the ~best~ year. It’s my hope that the more we talk about issues like domestic abuse in the NFL, the closer we are to tackling these issues in society too. I wish I could say that I get most pushback because of the stigma of violence in the NFL, but actually the most ignorant things that’ve been said to me as a fan are simply because I have a vagina (which means my brain is smaller, right? #eyeroll). So while we all gear up for Super Bowl Sunday, I’m going to run down a few things you should never, ever say to a female football fan.