hawkeytime

hawkeytime:

I think, at the root of this whole “women aren’t real sports fans” debate is the idea that it isn’t acceptable for women to sexualize men even though, for centuries, women have been reduced to objects.

Too often women are written off as only enjoying a sport for the eyecandy. First of all, during a hockey game, there is no eyecandy - literally every inch of the players’ bodies are covered. Honestly, the players look like block rectangles with legs and a helmet. Wow, so hot. Also - female and male hockey players are indistinguishable in pads but for the occasional ponytail. There really isn’t anything sexually appealing about a hockey game to a heterosexual woman - other than the hockey porn, of course. We don’t sit on the edges of our seats through 60+ minutes of play to ogle the players. We do it because we love the game - for the excitement, the thrill, the beauty of it.

But even if a woman is in it for the eyecandy, for the ass and abs, she has every right to be a fan of the sport for that reason, among others. Turn on your TV and watch a few commercials. What do you see? Women in tight, short skirts. Women with plunging necklines. Women engaging in blatantly sexual acts until they themselves are the product, not the things they’re selling. Are men sexualized in the same way? Very rarely. The vast majority of society sees no problem in the sexualization of women because “it’s the way things have always been.” While that is, in of itself, deeply problematic, it’s a phenomena in our society that we can’t deny.

So why is it, that the moment men are sexualized, there is this outcry, this dismissal of the women doing the sexualization? People don’t point fingers at men at Lingerie Football League games and say, “You’re not a true football fan!” Men who go to Powderpuff Football Games just to leer at the women aren’t crucified. Male fans of beach volleyball aren’t called into question. Why? Because that has become the status quo, because somehow, in some deeply twisted way, men are permitted to see women as sexual objects, but women aren’t allowed the same right.

What, a woman who can appreciate the physical attributes of an athlete isn’t a “true sports fan?” That woman can’t know the game inside out, can’t play it better than you, can’t crunch numbers and spit out facts? Women are smart, women are strong, and women are also sexual beings. We can find athletes sexy if we want to. We have every right to sexualize men as long as they continue to sexualize us. And if that doesn’t make men lesser people, then why is it grounds to dismiss a female fan?

At the root of this debate is an issue of inequality, of the repression of female sexuality. And in order to solve a problem, you must always start at the root.

allstartstofade

okayophelia:

indigoisbetter:

GET TO KNOW ME MEME: favorite male characters → john crichton

nobody has margaritas with pizza.

#one of the greatest pleasures of farscape #is that you go in thinking that john crichton is just another bland buck rogers ripoff #a fish out of water in the most obvious and unoriginal way #but then you watch john crichton turn into this #brutal tender triumphant hunted haunted vicious broken icarus character #with a sense of humor #and a deep abiding worshipful love for aeryn sun #and the wonder of space reflected in his eyes #the monstrosity of him laid bare #it’s the BEST (notbecauseofvictories)

the4freedoms

the4freedoms:

aohatsu answered to your post “Okay, but quite seriously now. If you were going to go purely by…”

Jonny is how he actually spells it, so. Plus, I’m in the “There’s no H in Jonathan!” camp.

Well. So, here are my thoughts on this. Last summer everybody made fun of him for not knowing how to spell his own name when he said ‘oh, jonny, but really however you want it, I guess.’ and I sat there and said, well, actually it kind of makes perfect sense.

He doesn’t sign his name Jonny. I doubt he writes Jonny on his taxes. When he turned in homework in school it was probably ‘Jon’ or ‘Jonathan’ - so it makes perfect sense to me that he didn’t think of how he himself would actually spell that nickname.

I had this conversation with demotu, about our own nicknames and how it never occurred to us to spell it, because most people you’re like texting or emailing aren’t going to address you by name. So you might literally never think about it. And further, in my head, I AM LAUREN.

So by this logic, I should really go replace all of the fics from his POV with Jonathan or Jon.

ALL OF THE SPELLINGS. (Motherfucker, don’t have so many goddamn nicknames)

Shows up 15 minutes late with Starbucks.

I don’t particularly care about Jonny vs Johnny (I think I saw Jonny more often when I first came into fandom and rolled with it), but to offer a different opinion about the nickname thing, like I exclusively go by a nickname. My parents named me Victoria with the intention of calling me Tori, and it’s all I’ve ever* gone by, so IDK, I think some people tend to think of themselves think of themselves as different things that just their legal names.

(ALTHOUGH this may be moot with Jonny because in every single interview I’ve ever seen with his parents they always refer to him as Jonathan so)

*not actually true, but close enough.

hossprey
hossprey:

fannishtalk:

whydisignuponthisgodforsakensite:

What was this filmed for? Some sort of commercial or advertisement? 
Were they told to act this way and smile more than usual? Or did a camera crew just film them as they interacted and talked in the locker room?

I do not know when/where/why this was filmed, but I’m glad it was.  I just love how Kaner is grinning at Toews so happily, and Toews just has heart eyes looking back, with the shoulder tilt toward him causing his whole body to start sliding over closer.  And then of course, the force of those heart eyes, means poor Kaner must look down and away, because who knows what might happen is they keep smiling and looking at each other.  It’s a public shoot after all.  

If I remember correctly, it was for a new bauer skate. It’s full of heart eyes and jokes and them being really dumb together. Ah yes, here is the video: http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=VjlN17J5nw4Forgive me for thnot pretty link; I’m in bed, on my phone.

hossprey:

fannishtalk:

whydisignuponthisgodforsakensite:

What was this filmed for? Some sort of commercial or advertisement? 

Were they told to act this way and smile more than usual? Or did a camera crew just film them as they interacted and talked in the locker room?

I do not know when/where/why this was filmed, but I’m glad it was.  I just love how Kaner is grinning at Toews so happily, and Toews just has heart eyes looking back, with the shoulder tilt toward him causing his whole body to start sliding over closer.  And then of course, the force of those heart eyes, means poor Kaner must look down and away, because who knows what might happen is they keep smiling and looking at each other.  It’s a public shoot after all.  

If I remember correctly, it was for a new bauer skate. It’s full of heart eyes and jokes and them being really dumb together. Ah yes, here is the video: http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=VjlN17J5nw4

Forgive me for thnot pretty link; I’m in bed, on my phone.

bropunzeling

Thoughts?

bropunzeling:

princess-siddnttety:

didoxidate:

the-crazy-canadian:

I’m thinking of starting a “fandom” blog about the Penguins / NHL. However the catch is that this blog will be the complete opposite of every single hockey fandom blog on tumblr.

It will focus solely on talking about the real aspects of the NHL & the pens when it comes to stats, advanced stats, and actual relevant topics pertaining to the league and how it’s progressing throughout the season.

I know the majority of hockey bloggers on here are females who just like talking about cute players but do you think I should give it a try or is it just a waste if time and effort?

h e l p I can’t stop laughing

it’s totally a waste of your time dude! us silly ladies are the only ones on tumblr and we don’t understand “numbers” and “advanced stats”.

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