Originally Posted by Poker Boy
I wouldn't say two examples(Connor and Symonds) are numerous. And if we stood for Connor - how come she disappeared so quick? I am convinced most people in Britain would agree with me but don't have the guts to say it - if you dare critisize women in sport you get slaughtered by the New Labour PC police (as the manager of Luton did for saying women shouldn't be assistant referees in men's soccer matches - ALL of my freinds agree with him). And if you think I'm sexist you haven't read my signature - one of my favourite sports stars is a female tennis player (and I'm a member of an internet forum about her -hardly the actions of a sexist person)
Haha. Yeah, the poor guy, getting called sexist for... openly admitting that he was sexist and saying women aren't capable of being referees. How dare people defame him so!
In all seriousness, the suggestion that your remarks (or those of the Luton manager) aren't sexist is totally laughable. You're effectively saying that, no matter how qualified they are, no matter how popular and no matter how good at their job, women cannot be involved in any capacity with the presentation of sport. I'm sure it's fine for them to vaccum the room later, serve tea and do the makeup though, right? Just as long as you don't see them on camera.
You can delude yourself all you want, but most people in the world have progressed beyond the absurd attitudes you're supporting here. I'd not be too keen on having a token woman in the commentary box who didn't know anything about the game, but the suggestion that there's anything wrong with her being a presenter is merely petty, bigoted rubbish. The fact that you immediately assumed she was a "token bimbo" without even knowing who she was is indicative of your attitudes.