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| Author: EYE-BALL’s Snoop-Poop | 13th Aug 2012 |
|The Australian Sports Minister Kate Lundy is an amateur – both at the game of Politics and in the arena of sport.
The SMH ran a story today on Lundy’s big hope emanating from the games – ‘to push for an end to gender discrimination’ … who the fuck is she kidding. To help readers understand from where Lundy is coming from the SMH story is copied below:
It will only be at an event like the Olympics were women get to share the ‘big’ stage of sport – sport is a ‘mans’ domain in the true sense.
Always has been and always will be.
The expansion in womans sport – as with the ‘womans equality movement’ is driven by many things – they both emerged as mainstream political adjustments everybody had to make in the 70’s so as not to be seen as ‘sexist’. The politicians mostly had to suck it up, then came the Corporate world, and then the filtering down to the management line and the equality in the workplace. Women’s team sports picked up on in the 90’s and is still going strong.
With reference to the above Kate Lundy story – Lundy needs to take herself a lot less serious. She needs to understand how ‘ratings’ dictate sporting heroes – ratings dictate all things and as a Politician she should know this.
For example – womans tennis is a fashion show for underwear at best – sure we marvel at some of the past greats, but the last womans final in the Australian Open Tennis lasted less than an hour – the score was 6-3 6-0 and who can remember who played?
How can a ticket to that final be worth the same as the Mens final that went for 4 hours and was a gladiator contest.
So it is with all sport – women prefer to watch men play sport, men prefer to watch men play sport.
Women playing sport is all about a political correctness. I enjoy watching a contest – and in women – you get that in swimming, but only at the highest level, basketball the same and yet again only at the highest level – netball, and why that is not an olpymic sport is hard to understand … but more common women’s sport like, cricket, league, soccer – well sometimes you get a freak who can play as good as men … but I’m still to see it. Who would watch this sport on a commercial TV station. If they played in a swimsuit it would have appeal but then they would be either sexist or degrading to women.
Hang-On – didn’t we not just have an American Football series out here with women dresses in swimsuits or something more revealing?
The women’s tennis tour as said is about the ‘grunt’, the underwear, and makeup unless you’re a Williams, or similar amazon playing at being nice but unable to escape the hormone mix that is always on display.
Women are also good at skill-set sports, gymnastics, synchronised swimming, but once again that is all eye candy for male viewers and very sexist and degrading for women.
Women’s athletics is also watchable if only to appreciate how some women can train and dedicate themselves to a sport that plays havoc with their ‘cycle’, and has lasting effects on their ability to have children.
Look – ‘gladiators’ don’t cry when they get beat – they’re either dead or maimed for life. In the modern contest – death of disability is not the price for losing – women athletes ‘cry’ on camera and do so because the people watching want to see the emotional pain they are feeling. Even some men cry – hell how soft have we become?
All this crying represents a whole different contest going on out there and it has nothing to do with sport.
Stephine Rice is the ‘drama queen’ of Australian sport – her ‘flirting’ media expose with Sullivan leading into the Beijing Olympics had all of Australia besotted before she had any success to prance upon – since then the drama outside the pool has been her bread and butter …
For reality’s sake – Kate Lundy take a step backwards … in professional sport which is where the Olympics are these days – if athletes want to travel above the ticket price Australian Olympics is prepared to pay – it should be on their dime – if they want Australians taxpayers to fund their careers, training, competition, and travel costs – what is it that they do to deserve it?
National Pride aside – reward ‘Gold’ and other medal performances, cover their expenses for the last four years in a pro-rata format for success if they are successful. Anything less will help us pay off our National debt. Athletes like 400m runner Stephenson who has another agenda entirely, just should not be on the team.
We understand the mandate of the Olympics is to compete and to compete fairly, and equally. I don’t recall reading about a drug test positive at these games during competition – if that’s the truth than one can say that these were the ‘cleanest games’ in several generations, and congratulations to the athletes for being so fair. Or, was it that the drug testing just was not up to standard, nor too interested in catching ‘drug cheats’.
Below are the top medal Nations at all Olympics going back to 1948. Use it as a source to trip up your friends.
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