Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Neanderthals

...More likely she wouldn't with someone like you, Mr Gray. Bargepole and all...

***UPDATE***
And guess who, dear Reader, is sticking by the two Neanderthals? The Daily Mail, of course, with a supremely condescending and patronising piece by Julie Welch.

Look at this dribble of goo in the guise of print:

"Right or wrong, most men – not arty leftie metrosexuals, but the vast majority of blokes – appreciate the game because it offers male-only companionship. Somewhere that isn’t complicated by the presence of women. They want a place where they can be neanderthal and boring, where they can swear, behave badly, let off steam and, yes, be sexist. There aren’t many places left for these emasculated men to simply behave like blokes. Football is one of the few areas of life left that allows them to".

So, according to Ms Condescending, if you don't form a pack with other men, hang around in caves, smash the place up and make monkey noises, you're an "arty leftie metrosexual". Like, if "the vast majority of women" don't just giggle and slog away in the kitchen and talk about make-up and gossip about the latest on Heat magazine they're all bitter lesbofeminists, right?

And since you're at it, Welch. Would you also include racist and homophobic slander as part of the legitimate right "to simply behave like a bloke", or is that too "censorship and criticism"?

7 comments:

Marios said...

I am not sure whether it's shocking or hilarious how the Daily Mail is always on the side of wrong. I'd laugh if it wasn't so serious...

Stan Moss said...

The most pathetic thing is how serious both Gray and Keys were when they were badmouthing women in football. This time there was not even the flimsy excuse of cheek or irony to smooth it out either. The two dimwits were dead serious. Which really made them both come across as dickheads.

Charlie said...

Wait, I like football (which makes me a Neanderthal), but I also like stuff like reading and films that aren't in English (which makes me an arty leftist metrosexual). Oh shi- *explodes*

Daniel Hoffmann-Gill said...

It still genuinely surprises me when I see people (and papers) holding such backward, pointless and bigoted views.

If ever the Daily Mail is on my side I'll know I've done something terribly wrong.

asquith said...

I never quite saw the point of football. Cycling's the sport for me. Is that acceptable!?

claude said...

It'd be interesting to see what Nick Hornby would have to say about that.

Daniel Hoffmann-Gill said...

It's acceptable Asquith but not a majority consensus.