Women Excel At Sport, Journalists Talk About Manicures

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 soccer football 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?

8 thoughts on “Women Excel At Sport, Journalists Talk About Manicures

  1. The link just keeps reloading this page.

  2. 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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  4. You said USian! You said USian! I’ve never heard a white non Latina acknowledge the concept of estadounidense. Can I fondle your brain?

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