The list is not intended to be exhaustive or exclusive. Certain items on the list will apply to some men more than others, but if you are a man and a human I guarantee there is at least one area on the list where you could make an improvement. If you think there’s something we’ve missed, tell me! If you think something on the list is problematic, let’s have a conversation about it!Pamela Clark follows up her original list with:
I'm a woman; I'm interested in and write about soccer, and so I face this sort of discrimination every day. On social media, in critiques of my writing, when out watching a game in public. And I'm not alone. Nearly every female fan I've spoken with has a similar tale. We've been bullied. We've been the brunt of (bad) jokes. We've had our opinions ridiculed and dismissed. Based on one single, solitary criteria: Our gender.Soraya Chemaly: Do You See These 10 Everyday Sexisms?
So it's time to create a new list of rules. And this one isn't a joke. Instead, it's a considered approach to reducing sexual discrimination in the sport of football, starting with the fans. The more women are treated as equals in discussion, the easier it will be for them to progress in other areas of the sport.
Honestly, setting aside the real physical harms that people face, living with sexism is like having a lifelong low-grade fever. When women take note of sexism during their daily lives—for example, talking openly about street harassment or workplace bias—and name it for what it is, they stop accepting it as “normal.”...The sad fact is that while it is polite to express sexist ideas, confronting them is considered the height of rudeness and humorlessness.previously on MeFi:
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