Today the Women’s soccer World Cup started in China. Women’s football is a big deal in Sweden. Equality rules and it is seen as something very important to also support females in their sports and activities. I support that to 100 %!
Sweden has always sought equality in society – in the workplace, in pay, at home and now in sport. As the quality and profile of the ladies game increases and as more and more young girls are taking an interest in the sport, Sweden will continue to be a major team in international women’s football. And of course that is good, it should be about the individual, not the gender, when it comes to if you are “allowed” or not to do sport activities.
But you don’t have to like the sport just for that sake! It is NOT fun to look at. It is not exciting – it goes too slow and the goalkeepers miss shots that are easy to grab and they are not very technically advanced (with a few exceptions who are amazingly talented, for instance Victoria in the Swedish team or Marta in the Brazilian one). I mean, I should know, I was in a relationship with a Swedish soccer girl for almost 2 years before we broke up (not due to her soccer playing tho hehe). She said herself that it was very important to remember that women’s soccer is a GAME OF ITS OWN – it is not regular soccer, and shouldn’t be compared to that.
Today I was bumping in to a girl at my class and she said she was going home to watch the soccer game and I was like – what? soccer, wow I haven’t heard about that. And she goes, yea it’s Sweden competing the U.S. – in women’s soccer. And when I tell her I’m not interested in that sport due to I find it boring, she goes “Oh, I forgot you’re a sexist!”! 🙂
So, everyone! Seat your asses in front of the TV and enjoy some good exciting women’s soccer! If not – you’re a sexist pig according to Swedish feminists!