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Yes, very good, Love

Women’s sports kits are over-sexualised and not period proof. If this affected men, it would be fixed by now
Catherine Spencer

Because men would have fixed. So how’s that for strong independent women of today? Waiting for some bloke to fix their shorts. Ho Hum.

21 thoughts on “Yes, very good, Love”

  1. Depends what period they want their kit to be, doesn’t it? Back to long skirts & sensible shoes for tennis? Ankle length cozzies for the pool?

  2. So she is complaining that the entire female sex hasn’t produced one competent textile designer in over a century?
    I am left to wonder how a copy of male sports kit is “over-sexualised” when women wear it.

  3. Following closely on the recent “women are incapable of solving period problems but men could” foot-shooting. Do they never learn? (That’s rhetorical.) This article causes me to wonder why any woman takes up beach volleyball. (Thats’s rhetorical too.)

  4. So women don’t have a say in what sports kit they choose. And internal tampons haven’t been invented yet.

  5. Women’s sports kits are over-sexualised

    Really? I thought they were always complaining about low viewing figures and a lack of money.

    So the story now is that these tough-looking crypto-lezzers are too sexy?

  6. Comments are turned off for that article, which may indicate that even the Graun recognises the stupidity of wimmin saying “if affected men, men would have fixed it”.

    That’s a billion years of evolution summed up in half a breath.

  7. Because woman’s football and rugby is about a bunch of flat chested lesbians running around with a skill level lower than the U15’s boys team of my local comprehensive, even at national level.

    At least with Beach Volleyball you get sexy girls in tight cossies a beach and (usually) sunshine. What’s not to like?

  8. “Eww, this bar sucks. I’ve been waiting here for like an hour, and not one drink has magically appeared in front of me yet.”

  9. Women’s sports kits are over-sexualised . . .

    Well yes, they are, in the sense of frequently appearing more sexy than is required for participating in sports activity. But they’re not over-sexualised in the sense of sexual display by women, which is a lot of what’s going on.

    More kit choices should be made available to enable women and girls to play sport without feeling exposed or embarrassed.

    More choice? Absolutely. But don’t be surprised or unduly offended if da girlz wot got it choose to flaunt it.

  10. More kit choices should be made available

    I thought choice was bad in leftyworld? Shouldn’t we all make do with just the one choice of artisanal coffee shop brew, or brand of hipster beard oil?

  11. Dennis, Clear-Eyed As Always

    So what Spencer is saying is that this problem (such that it is) will not be solved until men get involved in developing the solution. I’m not sure that’s the message she intended. Then again, when you’re a middle-aged journalist and you have nothing better to do than whine about sports jerseys not being “period proof”…

  12. When these strong women have fixed the sports kit issue, they can get to work on the underlying issue of simultaneously desiring male attention, while despising the wrong sort.

  13. Bloke in North Dorset

    Whatever happened to all those products we used to (or maybe still do, I don’t watch much TV) see advertised as being specifically for sporty women during their periods? We were shown women wearing tight, white, shorts with no stains at all.

  14. Whatever happened to all those products we used to (or maybe still do, I don’t watch much TV) see advertised as being specifically for sporty women during their periods?




  15. So… She’s carrying her teenage body-Angst over into “adulthood” , and projects it on to the entirety of the females of our species… check…

  16. Ye gods – I thought that’s what tampons were invented for. So your period didn’t hold you back. Wasn’t there a TV ad back in the 70s or 80s showing horseback riding and swimming and other sporty pursuits during That Time? I thought we had that stuff figured out a long time ago. What is this woman on about?

  17. Tampons don’t stop all the flow for lots of women. My daughters, for example. White shorts are problematic for them.

    So change the colour. Problem solved.

  18. My wife commented about the women’s outfits on some game show (where they were provided for certain challenges) were skimpy/tight etc. The following season the contestants dressed how they wanted and the women’s choice was even tighter/skimpier than the clothing the show had provided, it’s almost as if being on television they wanted to be noticed or something

  19. Well, she’s actually entirely correct. Those things that afflicted men and prevented men from getting on with their lives, *were* solved by men. “This obstruction to my life gets in the way of my life, I’ll do something about it to get rid of it.” She’s complaining that a set of people who find things in their way have been too lazy to get that obstruction out of their way and demand other people do it for them, and identifier herself with those lazy barstewards.

    My great-great-grandmother’s generation noted periods interfered with getting on with their life, and invented tampons and towels cheap enough to chuck away. They noted that skirts got in the way of getting on with their life in relation to cycling, and invented bloomers. They noted that corsets got in the way of getting on with their life (literally!) and invented brazziers. Noted that repeatedly telling off the staff for damaging the crockery got tedious, and invented the dishwasher.

  20. ‘The following season the contestants dressed how they wanted’

    Thanks BniC. The obvious solution.

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