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    It's definitely not satire, she's got like... a dozen bestsellers maybe? Wishful thinking I'm afraid, she's just an idiot. Mind you, it's definitely meant to be ****-stirring.
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    As long as we're drawing attention to such things, I reckon this masterpiece in the Graun gives Coulter's effort a run for its money in the beyond-parody stakes...

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Sean View Post
    As long as we're drawing attention to such things, I reckon this masterpiece in the Graun gives Coulter's effort a run for its money in the beyond-parody stakes...

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    Quite sure she hits the odd kernel of truth in there, though the presentation is obviously as another ****-stirrer
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    Quote Originally Posted by Howe_zat View Post
    Quite sure she hits the odd kernel of truth in there, though the presentation is obviously as another ****-stirrer
    What truths?

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    I dunno, I think most people watch the World Cup because other people watch the World Cup.
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    Whatever good points it may have had were totally lost on me with the suggestion that the WC may be ageist or ableist, showing the author does not know what either word actually means

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    Quote Originally Posted by GIMH View Post
    What truths?
    I think footballing communities tend to be hyper-masculine, and people whose social lives are built around football are often totally incapable of talking to girls like they're actual people.

    Feminist communities have the exact same problem though, which is kind of ironic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Samuel_Vimes View Post
    I dunno, I think most people watch the World Cup because other people watch the World Cup.
    I think this is a little cynical (not like you ). There is an element of that, but at the end of the day, people watch football all year round. The World Cup is ****loads of it every day. People watch it because they like football.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GIMH View Post
    I think this is a little cynical (not like you ). There is an element of that, but at the end of the day, people watch football all year round. The World Cup is ****loads of it every day. People watch it because they like football.
    This. As well as a heightened sense of drama because there are national teams playing. If the two worst footballing nations were playing at a World Cup you'd still watch just because you know how much it means to them.

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    It is quite interesting that in America, where the women's football team is pretty good and their men's team not so much (relatively speaking), the women's world cup gets really high viewer numbers. I imagine you'd see similar things with a lot of sport, where people might say they prefer the men's game but if someone they cared about was playing they'd happily watch the women's instead, etc. There's definitely a significant element of social conditioning there, people watch things because they feel they are important, not because of some innate attraction to the superior aesthetics or athleticism or whatever.

    That said, those things can be a legitimate concern for actual connoisseurs of the sport, even if they aren't why they started watching in the first place. To not acknowledge that there's any reason people might watch the men's world cup other than the social conditioning angle is dumb, and overall the few good points she makes are outweighed by the weak ones and the ****ty delivery.

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    That Grauniad article is ****ing terrible.

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    Yeah, it's obviously just click/comment bait.
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    You guys only think it's bad because you never read: New Statesman | Laurie Penny: Why I despise the World Cup

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    Sigh. I really hate these types of people who are just so desperate to get outraged about something.

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    Ha ha Laurie ****ing Penny - such a talented writer and yet such a hateful, misandrist troll. If she didn't exist and you made her up you'd be told to wind it back a bit. I'm pretty sure she is in fact made of vitriol.
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