It’s 2014. I thought we were done with this shit.
Women sports fans are just that, sports fans. No need to differentiate between men and women. Stop treating us like we’re somehow different than you when it comes to sports, guys. Contrary to what this article states, we see the games the same way as you. We’re sports fans for the same reasons as you. We all love the games, why draw a dividing line between us? Let’s just all enjoy our favorite teams together and stop this nonsense.
Want to talk to women sports fans about sports? Talk to us like we are people. Talk to us the way you’d talk to your buddy. Assume if we are sports fans we know the game as well as you do. Talk to us. Not at us. Not down to us. As in all walks of life, treat us with a little fucking dignity, ok?
And here’s another aspect: If a woman you’re interested doesn’t like sports, leave it alone. Find other things you are both interested in to talk about. Don’t be condescending to her about it, or try to find a way to insert sports into the conversation when she’s clearly not interested. That’s kind of self centered.
On edit: The article was written by a woman. Ugh.