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Connecting the dots between sexy media guides and homophobia?

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Double Down, Nov 24, 2009.

  1. Double Down

    Double Down Well-Known Member

    Via Deadspin...

    Jayda Evans of the Seattle Times takes a look at the media guides/websites of the women's basketball programs like Texas A&M, and Florida State, and feels these "glamor shots" are saying, essentially, lesbians not wanted.



    Thoughts? Seems like a bit of a leap to me. Is the unsaid thing here that lesbians don't like to wear dresses? Don't like to dress pretty? But I'm not a woman, so I don't know how much that clouds my perspective.
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  2. Ashy Larry

    Ashy Larry Active Member

    Maybe it's saying only hot lesbians wanted?
  3. Mystery Meat II

    Mystery Meat II Well-Known Member


    It's improper to be prejudiced against lesibans just because they're all flannel and work boot-wearing dykes.

    What a simple-minded, cloying, overwrought and -- on top of all that -- stereotype-fueling pantload. Total dud.
  4. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    I don't know if it is saying "Lesbians not wanted." Possibly.

    I don't know how I feel about these. Is it different from photos of guys dressed in suits?

    I have seen women in dresses far more often than guys in suits in posters and media guides.
  5. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    I've got a bigger problem with having the head coach in the middle of the picture.
  6. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    I'm probably not gonna watch a women's basketball game, but I might look at the hot chicks on the cover of the media guide.
  7. outofplace

    outofplace Well-Known Member

    Not a good column at all.

    Evans is a "media guide geek," but she thinks programs with shots of women's basketball players in street clothes are a new thing? I remember seeing them in the early '90s.

    Worse yet, she is spreading the stereotype that all lesbians are butch and wouldn't ever want to dress nicely. It is hard to be informative and ignorant at the same time. Evans pulled off the latter a lot more than the former.

    I'm not saying homophobia isn't an issue in women's sports. It is. I'm not even saying I think these types of picture are appropriate. I'm not sure how I feel about it. But to link the pictures to homophobia is just ridiculous. Heck, some lesbians actuall might LIKE looking at attractive women. Go figure.
  8. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Looks like a couple of the players are wearing pants suits. I question their heterosexuality.
  9. Jake_Taylor

    Jake_Taylor Well-Known Member


    What's the Duke football team trying to say with this picture?
  10. Bad Guy Zero

    Bad Guy Zero Active Member

    He looks like he's ready to turn them out.
  11. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

  12. The Big Ragu

    The Big Ragu Moderator Staff Member

    Huge leap. I have no problem with pointing out the trend and pointing out that media guides serve purposes other than just being for the media nowadays.

    But when she introduced homophobia? It's baseless. And it doesn't do lesbians (who are not all cut from some cookie cutter mold) any favors. It's actually insulting.
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