Saturday, March 24, 2012

HEATcast: Sexism & Sports Blogging

The NBA Mistress joined the Miami Heat Index during Women's History Month to discuss the differences between male and female sports bloggers, women's sports coverage, female sports analysts on TV and the homosexuality of male sports reporters, bloggers and broadcasters.

Podcast Details

Podcasters: Miami Heat Index and NBA Mistress
Recorded: March 24, 2012 at 12:31 PM ET
Duration: 49:17
How to Listen: Play the audio embedded below, download the mp3 or subscribe to iTunes

Companion Reading

The podcasters discussed the topics and articles listed below during the HEATcast.
  • The differences between male and female sports bloggers
  • The Smell of Sexism Reeks in Sports Blogging
    • Quote: Once a female starting diving outside of the “gossip” realm within professional sports one of two things happen: a.) she is embraced, because let’s be honest, men, women who actually UNDERSTAND a sport is a turn-on and is beyond sexy or b.) she is always tested with questions about how much she does or does not know about said sport.
    • Question: Don't both things happen?
  • Do female sports bloggers cover women's sports with the same passion they cover men's sports?
  • Do female sports broadcasters on TV experience the same issues as female sports bloggers?
  • Two types of "homosexual" male sports bloggers:
    • Those that only want to talk sports with men and
    • Those that like to discuss dick pics (or fawn over athletes' physiology), analogize male athletes to female athletes (e.g. "LeBron James is the hot girl that dumped you") or describe the actions of male athletes/fans in sexual terms (e.g. "sexy pass", "butt hurt", "they ass-raped their opponent", etc.).

This podcast was inspired by E.J. Fischer.

1 comment:

  1. interesting exchange.

    make it a regular thing? i'd come back.