Saturday, February 24, 2007

Not really a hot-button issue

I'm not sure how you all feel about gossip, but something that has been bothering me for a bit is the hockey rumors, specifically those about their lives and extracurricular activities. I just ranted in my journal about this, but I was wondering what other female fans thought about this? Is it okay for the NHL-ers to have extramarital flings and notches on the bedposts? Is this why female fans are looked down upon when we comment on the attractiveness of a player, even though we've just argued with a male fan about a call - and been right? Are puckbunnies to blame for our lack of respect as legitimate fans? Do I need more caffeine?



The Acid Queen said...

It's the classic double-standard.

Just keep that in mind, roll your eyes at it, and move on. The rest will take care of itself.

Anonymous said...

I blame it on the male inferiority complex. They realize deep down (about 2 mm or so) that biologically speaking, males are a frill. Parthenogenesis is more common than most people think, and once a woman has a dog to talk to, a stool to reach high shelves, and can squash her own spiders, guys become more trouble than they are worth. :)

thehockeychick said...

I think what the players do in their spare time is their business. If they want to be unfaithful to their spouses, that should be between the player and his wife.

However, it doesn't just happen in hockey. But football is more accepting of female fans, as is basketball and baseball. I'd say female fans are at a disadvantage for hockey. Although the other sports are rough, manly sports as well, hockey has always considered women fans good for the male fans that attend the games. A sort of eye candy, if you will. It never matters if the female fans know what's going on, their purpose is to look pretty for the other guys in the stands.