Masculinity gets defined as ‘not women,’ and so any trait that women might possess, no matter how positive, gets rejected. Women display compassion, so compassion is emasculating. Women are willing to admit they have hurt feelings or moments of pain, so men can’t even have that. … In theory, the fact that women aren’t even allowed to play football should allow the men in the sport to relax and not feel constant pressure to prove they’re not-women. In practice, however, the all-male environments do the opposite, pushing men to be even more violent and immature to prove their masculinity. We’ll know the spell is broken when men learn to shrug it off when they’re accused of acting female-like, through nasty words like “pussy” or even just “little girl.” Until then, however, we can expect “manly” behavior like Incognito’s to continue.

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morerobots:

one thing definitely true about buffalo is it often seems to hold onto the past but not necessarily in a good way, and that is something I relate to

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burningsportsbras:

foxsports:

The official car dealership of the Bills put up a billboard mocking Tom Brady and his “cute (Ugg) boots”

I’ve already written about this.
And as a Bills fan, it’s agitating that this was put up by Northtown, a car dealership in Western New York.  Regardless of my personal football allegiances, this is unacceptable, and a poor attempt on behalf of Northtown to encourage Bills fans insult Brady by insinuating his clothing choices are emasculating. 

- Donna
(@burninsportsbra on twitter)

burningsportsbras:

foxsports:

The official car dealership of the Bills put up a billboard mocking Tom Brady and his “cute (Ugg) boots”

I’ve already written about this.

And as a Bills fan, it’s agitating that this was put up by Northtown, a car dealership in Western New York.  Regardless of my personal football allegiances, this is unacceptable, and a poor attempt on behalf of Northtown to encourage Bills fans insult Brady by insinuating his clothing choices are emasculating. 

- Donna

(@burninsportsbra on twitter)

(Source: msn.foxsports.com)

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bloxs:

2014: thicker eyebrows, fatter ass, more lipstick, bigger hair, more reading and better politics.

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burningsportsbras:

Because the only reason a woman would want to go to a sporting event would be to “win major GF points”… Thanks for that reinforcement, Seventeen Magazine!

burningsportsbras:

Because the only reason a woman would want to go to a sporting event would be to “win major GF points”… Thanks for that reinforcement, Seventeen Magazine!

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burningsportsbras:

If you’ve been a follower of the Red Sox in any capacity during the past two years, you probably know Jenny Dell (@JennyDellNESN). She has become a Red Sox/NESN staple (that’s New England Sports Network, for those of you not in New England). Dell reports from the field both pre-game and post-game,…

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burningsportsbras:

For as long as I can remember, my weekends have revolved around sports.

When I was growing up, my parents ran the local little league football program in my hometown, which was a small enough town in the middle of nowhere upstate New York that the adults were still very invested in youth…

Hey, I’m doing this now.

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andrysb24:

idk about anyone of you but I’d buy that card

(Source: emmajstones)

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Last week, SI.com ran a post debating the issue of sexism in sports media with comments from some of the industry’s better known female contributors. None of the women involved in the piece represented hockey; nor did they represent bloggers, the sports medium with the highest growth in the last few years.

Being a female and a hockey blogger, I felt it was important to get a look at our side of debate. I gathered together some of the strongest female voices and leaders in the hockey blogging world and adapted the SI questions to focus more on what we experience on a day-to-day level.

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undressedskeleton:

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I am STILL anxiously waiting for my parents to arrive. They got stuck in a traffic jam in Indiana and it set them back a couple hours. At least I got…hold on text check…woooo! They are 44 miles away! +Sorry, back to posting. At least I got everything I listed in my previous post done and I…

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colchrishadfield:

A somber Spring night in Boston.

colchrishadfield:

A somber Spring night in Boston.

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colchrishadfield:

This is how I will always see the Great Lakes.

colchrishadfield:

This is how I will always see the Great Lakes.

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colchrishadfield:

Huron, Erie and Ontario - Great Lakes in Spring flow.

colchrishadfield:

Huron, Erie and Ontario - Great Lakes in Spring flow.

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colchrishadfield:

Watershed Study - how the springtime water flows around Lake Ontario on the Canada-US border.

colchrishadfield:

Watershed Study - how the springtime water flows around Lake Ontario on the Canada-US border.

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