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6 Things I’m Trying To Understand About Football

Last week I announced that I was becoming a sports fan for love. I take my commitments very seriously, people. This Sunday, I broke out a bottle of wine (beer’s not really my thing), got the chips and guacamole spread ready and parked my ass on my boyfriend’s couch to watch the Giants and the Cowboys play the first Sunday night NFL game of the season. Like, I actually watched the game and paid attention for the first time ever! No sports blindness! I even took notes and asked so, so many questions so I could understand. What can I say? I was that kid in class who always raised my hand. I like to understand things. Here are some thoughts, feelings and concerns from my very first football game. Keep reading »

Alan Gendreau Could Be The First Openly Gay NFL Player

Chris Kluwe On Gay Rights
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Read the NFL player's letter in support of marriage equality! Read More »
"Unfeminine" Athletes
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Some old sexist dude is concerned lady athletes are not feminine. Read More »
Celebs On Gay Marriage
These couples won't marry until it's legal for everyone. Read More »

Progressive cultural change doesn’t always happen quickly, but when it does, it’s a beautiful thing. Take the National Football League, professional football’s bastion and, up until now, a rather conservative place. That may all change now that Alan Gandreau, a kicker from Middle Tennessee State University, has become a viable NFL prospect.

Gendreau, who is the top scorer in his school’s conference, came out at an early age and dated boys in high school. “When you know, you know,” he told OutSports.com. Keep reading »

“Girls Don’t Play Football” & Other BS Gender Stereotypes

Remixed Toy Ads
Remixed toy ads tell the truth about gendered marketing. Read More »
Little Girls & LEGOs
LEGOs are the perfect gender neutral toy. Why make them "girly"? Read More »
Black Women Stereotypes
Stephen Colbert gets schooled on stereotypes of black women. Read More »
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"It's A Man's Game"

Something nice for a change: here’s a clever new video from the Texas Association Against Sexual Assault about “breaking the box” of society-prescribed gender stereotypes. Boys can cry. Girls can play football. Taking advantage of a drunk woman doesn’t make you a “man.”  It’s 2013, everyone!

What do you think of the PSA? [Feministing]

Zooey Deschanel’s Inner Monologue Upon Catching A Football

Zooey & Ben Split
Zooey Deschanel and Ben Gibbard are splitting after two years. Read More »
Zooey And Lizzy: Twins?
Zooey Deschanel and Lizzy look a bit too similar for comfort. Read More »
Zooey Sans Makeup
Spoiler alert: she's totally stunning. Read More »
Rebel Zooey
A teenager Zooey once wrote a feminist letter to Vogue. Read More »

“What is this shape?” “I like brown.” “Did we meet on my Cotton commercial?” “You remind me of Joseph Gordon-Levitt!” “I like you, and I’m going to call you Fred.” “Fred, will you brush my hair and tell me how pretty I am while I drift off to sleep?” “Oh Fred, you are quite the silent type.”

Just kidding! Zooey was filming a scene on “The New Girl.” She definitely doesn’t hang out with footballs. [Photo: Fame/Flynet]

Notre Dame Finds Fake Dead Woman Easier To Talk About Than Real Dead Woman

As many have noted, the mass hysteria over Notre Dame football star Manti Te’o’s fake, dead girlfriend makes now a good time to remember Lizzy Seeberg, the real woman who committed suicide after reporting her sexual assault by another Notre Dame player in 2010. Speaking with Melinda Henneberger, who covered the case for the National Catholic Reporter, Seeberg’s parents, friends, and therapist suggested that Seeberg, then a 19-year-old freshman, would still be alive today had she not been intimidated by the accused’s teammates for “messing” with Notre Dame football. Read more…

Lingerie Football League Is Klassin’ Things Up

Lingerie Football
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Totally disgusting? Or a way for women to play the sport? Read More »
"Unfeminine" Athletes
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Some old sexist dude is concerned lady athletes are not feminine. Read More »
NFL's First Female Ref
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Have a problem with the NFL's first-ever female ref? Deal with it. Read More »
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“Imagine if fondue wanted to end its association with melted cheese.”

This is how ESPN reported on plans by the Lingerie Football League to rebrand themselves into a classier institution. Good luck with that!  They’re trying to be taken seriously as an actual football team for women … as opposed to, say, a sexist travesty of athleticism exploiting the willingness of some women who love sports so much they’re willing to play football in bootyshorts if that’s the only way they can do it. Keep reading »

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