Tag Archives: sports culture

Yes, Michael Sam is a distraction — from our bullshit ideas of masculinity

Tweet Future Hall of Fame football coach Tony Dungy said he wouldn’t have drafted Michael Sam, the first openly gay player to be taken in the NFL draft, because he “wouldn’t want to deal with all of it.” He’d be a distraction, according to Dungy. I get where he’s coming from. Seriously. What with all [...]
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Quick Hit: While celebrating Mizzou’s Michael Sam, don’t forget rape culture still exists

TweetWhile we celebrate Mizzou’s Michael Sam and his courage for potentially becoming the first openly gay NFL player, we can’t forget the other reason his school and football team have been in the news recently. Tweet
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Fox News host decries American men’s “wussification” after abusive Rutgers basketball coach is fired

Tweet Yesterday Rutgers University fired its men’s basketball coach, Mike Rice, after video surfaced of him abusing his players both physically and verbally. In addition to kicking, shoving, and pelting them with basketballs, he used homophobic slurs against them including the f-word. After the video went viral, Rice was quick to apologize for the shameful behavior he [...]
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