So here is my guide for those who wish to dole out sexist "banter" (AKA abuse) on twitter.
|Can we have something more imaginative please?|
Ok number 1) "Get back to the kitchen" / "she was in the kitchen" "kitchen something related" - ok so not only is this a really overused "insult", but we domesticated Gordon Ramsay's don't actually find it offensive.
Do you know why? Because funnily enough, you are correct, women do use the kitchen, and I don't want to overload you with new information but... WE ACTUALLY LIKE EATING A LOT OF FOOD TOO!
Number 2) Something appearancy related. I.e as I just got told tonight "you're not fit enough to work on sky" OR if you're being a bit wittier: "my mate would have a go on you, he banged a girl who looked like Puyol." I'll let you pick yourselves up from the floor, because I know you fell off your chair laughing at the hilarity of that one.
Ready? Ok so another thing that isn't actually offensive to us, is a twitter trolls opinion on whether we fit their (often odd) criteria of what is attractive or not. Do you know why? It's because we earn respect in the same way that men do... By actually doing our jobs well! Hard to believe isn't it.
Number 3) "what do girls know about football." Ok so this one is fairly self explanatory and the reason why we're not offended by this is also self explanatory. (If you didn't know the answer it's because as football reporters we erm actually have to know about football).
Number 4) something that implies we only watch football because we fancy the players.
No. Just no.
And finally number 5 - my personal favourite and what can be referred to as the creme da le creme. The best of the best. The all time inoffensive insult ever heard by woman.
"Do you even know the offside rule?"
Actually the answer to this is no, I don't know the offside rule, I'm just a very lucky person and every time I have shouted "offside" at a football match, for some random coincidence I appear to have been correct.
Thanks lads lads lads.
P.s there are a lot of very nice people who are not sexist and are very supportive so thanks.