Thursday, May 24, 2012
nationalpostsports:

New idea or totally sexist?The CBC is planning some counter-programming for female non-hockey fans as the Stanley Cup final begins next week, but faced a backlash on Twitter as a slew of posts denounced the idea as sexist.Viewers can go online to listen to an alternate commentary from Lena Sutherland and Jules Mancuso, who run WhileTheMenWatch.com. They describe their site as a sports talk show for women, “Sex and the City” meets ESPN, with banter “from a woman’s point of view.”“One afternoon while (our husbands) were both watching the same game on TV Jules and I were on the phone and we started just making comments to each other like, ’Did you see that guy’s hair?’ and ’What’s going on with that coach wearing the suit four sizes too big for him?”’ said Sutherland of their web show’s inspiration.“And we kind of thought, ’Wow, this is funny, wouldn’t it be great if we could tune into an alternative version of the commentary from a female perspective?’ And that was kind of where we got the idea.”Not everyone was happy with CBC’s decision.“Seriously #CBC? While the Men Watch? I’m a serious sports fan and can go toe to toe with any male fan. Thanks for the patronizing insult,” wrote Laurie Kempton.

nationalpostsports:

New idea or totally sexist?
The CBC is planning some counter-programming for female non-hockey fans as the Stanley Cup final begins next week, but faced a backlash on Twitter as a slew of posts denounced the idea as sexist.

Viewers can go online to listen to an alternate commentary from Lena Sutherland and Jules Mancuso, who run WhileTheMenWatch.com. They describe their site as a sports talk show for women, “Sex and the City” meets ESPN, with banter “from a woman’s point of view.”

“One afternoon while (our husbands) were both watching the same game on TV Jules and I were on the phone and we started just making comments to each other like, ’Did you see that guy’s hair?’ and ’What’s going on with that coach wearing the suit four sizes too big for him?”’ said Sutherland of their web show’s inspiration.

“And we kind of thought, ’Wow, this is funny, wouldn’t it be great if we could tune into an alternative version of the commentary from a female perspective?’ And that was kind of where we got the idea.”

Not everyone was happy with CBC’s decision.

“Seriously #CBC? While the Men Watch? I’m a serious sports fan and can go toe to toe with any male fan. Thanks for the patronizing insult,” wrote Laurie Kempton.

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  2. afitzy reblogged this from backlund-in-black and added:
    Oh fuck off, if you dont wanna lisen to the ladies cast, dont listen to it! Its there for people who don’t like the...
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  4. alexroidriguez reblogged this from swedesinsweaters and added:
    This is really old, though. It was a terrible idea and I don’t know if they even went through with it because there was...
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  14. snyderly reblogged this from nationalpost and added:
    This is the thing I find funny about those feminists who are a bit trigger-happy about things that are geared “for...
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  16. unveiledclarity reblogged this from ahandsomestark and added:
    While the men watch? Ugh. And then the commentary is focused style as if women couldn’t be watching for the actual game?...
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    … CBC -.-
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  27. penaltyforbeingphilly reblogged this from giroux-tiful and added:
    Not every woman hates sports, not every man likes sport.
  28. tumbleweedgreg reblogged this from nationalpostsports and added:
    #facepalm
  29. jeffreyfreakingcarter reblogged this from giroux-tiful and added:
    wow, that’s just really dumb. either watch it for the sport or don’t watch it at all
  30. giroux-tiful reblogged this from kookies-and-jello and added:
    What the fuck. If you aren’t a hockey fan don’t listen/watch, girl or guy
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    I am almost okay with what they are doing but the name..grr
  34. courtneydagger50 reblogged this from nationalpostsports and added:
    Omg this sounds fucking terrible. Sexist.
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  36. jenarwen reblogged this from nationalpost and added:
    Ugh cbc Wtf. I know more about hockey than a lot of guys I know.