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14 July 2010 @ 02:04 pm
Just because we're female...  
 ...Doesn't mean that we can't love baseball for the game itself (of course, some of the guys ARE hot;)). I'm sick of the guys who act like because we ARE female, we can't know and love baseball. Anyways, what are y'all's favorite team(s)? Detroit Tigers for me, though I love the Boston Red Sox and baseball in general. :)
 
 
 
Ashleyavecvu on July 14th, 2010 06:35 pm (UTC)
Red Sox and White Sox for me.

Maybe I just don't associate with misogynistic jerks, but I've never had a guy imply that I am less of a baseball fan just because I'm a girl.
Meganwatersedge16 on July 14th, 2010 06:48 pm (UTC)
Sweet, nice to meet another Red Sox fan. I've had a couple that have said it, I'm not friends with them, because most of them I've come across, are jerks in other aspects, as well.
Ashleyavecvu on July 14th, 2010 07:14 pm (UTC)
That's exactly it. If a guy is going to act like you're an inferior baseball fan just because you happen to be female, then yeah, the misogyny doesn't stop there.

I actually notice it a lot in the Red Sox fandom, particularly in reference to so-called "pink hats." I mean, don't even get me started on that term. Some people try disguising their sexism by implying that "pink hat" is a unisex term applying to any bandwagon/superficial fan who doesn't know anything about the game, but let's be serious.

It's especially prevalent in reference to Jacoby Ellsbury fans, and of course that is perpetuated by Boston sports writers. One of my friends sometimes gives me flack for liking Jacoby, and he's pointed out that a lot of it is because so many of Jacoby's fans are just so incredibly annoying, though he acknowledges that I actually know stuff about baseball and therefore do not fall into that category. (Which is gracious of him, considering the fact that he taught me everything I know about the sport.)

So yeah, the misogynism surrounding baseball pisses me off. But anybody who implies that I am less of a baseball fan because I happen to be a girl is nobody I want to associate with.
Anjali.anjak_j on July 14th, 2010 07:58 pm (UTC)
(Which is gracious of him, considering the fact that he taught me everything I know about the sport.)

That's just misogyny under another guise...the idea that men think women need a man's validation in the first place is just sexist in its own right.
Ashleyavecvu on July 14th, 2010 09:04 pm (UTC)
I agree with your statement but it's wrong in regard to him. Not because you have the wrong idea at all, just that I was in a terrible mood earlier and that came out wrong.

I mean, if he ever condescended to validate my opinion, I think I'd die of shock. He really has taught me everything I know about baseball, though.
Anjali.anjak_j on July 16th, 2010 11:39 pm (UTC)
My statement was merely in reply to the idea of any guy being like you described in your original comment. I can't - and generally don't - speak on people I don't know.

We all have our moments where things come out wrong...some of us more than others. ;)