Ireland’s women’s rugby team are, as I type, having a phenomenal World Cup. A hard-fought win against New Zealand- who’ve won every World Cup since 1998- followed by a decisive 40-5 victory against Kazakhstan has us through to the semi-final this Wednesday evening. And- just like you USians with women’s
soccerfootball this year- Ireland’s finally waking up to the fact that we have a world-class team that we should be paying attention to. In the middle of all of this, the Sunday Independent- one of Ireland’s major broadsheets- published an article today on the growing popularity of rugby among Irish women. The title? “Niamh Horan on women in rugby: ‘I never play a game without my tan‘”. Yep. It starts with this:
….aaand, if you want to find out the rest, you’ll have to follow me over to the Tea Cosy’s new home in FreethoughtBlogs.
But you already knew that, right? Right?
The link just keeps reloading this page.
For me, too.
I read the whole thing on FTB. And yeah, sickening. Same crap they do to politicians – oh he said this, but she wore THAT? Somewhat relatedly – on a TV show I recently started watching, a depressed female character has a life changing moment. So what do they do to prove it? Suddenly she is wearing loads of makeup. I guess that makes her look happier and healthier. Bullshit. I wish we’d get away from looks being our only positive factor in life.
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You said USian! You said USian! I’ve never heard a white non Latina acknowledge the concept of estadounidense. Can I fondle your brain?
I’d take credit, but honestly I’ve just been trained pretty well by friends 😉
I’d ask to fondle their brains but the creepy nerdperv thing is getting uncomfortable
They have some pretty spectacular brains though, it’s true.