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Friday, June 28, 2013

LEGENDS FOOTBALL LEAGUE: Just because he has removed the garter, the choker and the frills doesn’t mean he’s removed the sexism

Sexism dressed up as sport like a wolf dressed up in sheepskin

But Mitch Mortaza isn’t interested in dressing full stop, he’s more interested in getting rid of the clothes.

“However despite the branding shift, it is understood that women trying out for the team must supply a full-length bikini shot to be sent back to the US LFL with an application disclosing any tattoos and social networking profiles”

Just because he has removed the garter, the choker and the frills, doesn’t mean he’s removed the dirty stigma connected to where this idea came from.

“It was originally a half-time gimmick. Mitch teamed up with Hugh Heffner and had the playmates dress up and pretend to play football”
 (Regan Webb, Queensland Brigade coach)

Legends Football League is all about exploiting the female body for a profit.

Women are so desperate to raise their public profile they are willing to lower their standards to those that resemble the sex industry.
Is this really the example we want to set for young Australian women? That in order to gain attention you must first lower your standards and your dignity?

I’ve heard many women argue It’s liberation! It’s empowerment!
Having dirty, filthy men drool over you, spit sexists jokes at you and hang on to the edge of their seat in hope to see some tits and arse…if that’s liberation and empowerment then we have a much greater battle on our hands, and I’m very afraid of the society we are creating for the generations to come.

Do women really not respect themselves enough to fight for a place in the sporting world that allows them to keep their clothes on!?

“ We all like Lingerie Football…but it’s still called LFL and I think it will always have that image of chicks playing football while not wearing very much”.
 (Johanna Theobald, who plays tight end)

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