Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Women's Cricket, Men's Cricket & Proper Cricket

Rob Steen no doubt thought he was being terribly "right-on" when he wrote this fictional "tomorrow's news" piece, about a woman playing men's cricket.

He wasn't.

What is truly insidious is the perpetuation of the underlying narrative that the women's game somehow isn't "proper cricket", and that a woman could only be genuinely validated and fulfilled by playing "proper" (i.e. men's) cricket.

I wonder if Rob thinks Serena Williams should be playing men's tennis? I wonder if he'd like to say that to her face?

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* NB that if we take the story 'as written', SJT is not playing on merit.

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