Lingerie football league is coming our way. Promotional matches will be held in Brisbane and Sydney in June, with the official lauch planned for 2013. Unless we say No.
www.collectiveshout.org have a petition up and ready to go, all the information you need to know is there.
The reason for the petition? It will be sent to the following promoters and hosts of LFL in Australia –
- 7 Yahoo Sports
- Live Guide
- Our Festivals Australia
- Brisbane Entertainment Centre
- Allphones Stadium Sydney
We call on all who are involved in hosting, promoting, advertising or otherwise supporting the LFL to withdraw such support immediately.
Cancel the events. Pull the advertising. Withdraw from promotional deals.
The Lingerie Football League must not go ahead in Australia. www.collectiveshout.org
“This is objectification at its most pernicious — give women an opportunity to participate in a sport that they haven’t had the chance to do for pay and publicly previously, but only let them do it if they are stereotypically pretty and willing to do it in their underwear” says Courtney Martin
“The game itself of course is based on physical activity, but the hype surrounding it and the target audience are not generally attending to support sport but to be ‘entertained’ by women running around in their lingerie getting hot and sweaty and getting physical with one another,” University of Sydney sports management, Professor Tracy Taylor said in The Brisbane Times
“While many of the players in the existing league are athletes they are certainly not taken seriously in North America and I can not see how the introduction of the league here would be good for women’s sport.”, Professor Taylor
“This League is sexist and demeaning to all women. In a society where women have been seeking and starting to secure equal rights and respect on and off the sporting field, this development undoes so much of the hard work being done by many sporting organizations across the country.” Australian WomenSport and Recreation Association president Janice Crosswhite stated in an ASC media release
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