Scottish Women's Football

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Sad, but not surprising: the depressing case of Ryan Babel and misogyny in football

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Ryan Babel’s tweets to a female fan were terrible – but they were not surprising.

Any female football fan will recognise the dismissive tone of this tweet:

And any female football fan will recognise the immediate battle-plan of the abusive sexist as he falls back on insults about his interlocuter’s appearance, suggesting that she is not “feminine” or conventionally heterosexually attractive enough:

Nobody is going to do anything about this. None of Babel’s peers will call him out. And, as he rightly brags, he’s not under contract to anyone who will expect minimum standards of behaviour.

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This entry was posted on August 28, 2015 by in Uncategorized.
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