Lauren Silberman: The End Of Womyn's 'History'
|by Eleanor Lane|
File under: Fake Females03 Mar 2013 22:30 EST
Today, ABC News treated us to the breathless announcement of 'the latest groundbreaking moment for women in sports, history in the making'. The NFL finally repented of its official policy banning female players.
Being the unreformed chauvinistic league it is, with agents who go around interrogating the sexuality of recruits, one wonders if this was the NFL's covert bid to co-opt the all-femaleLegends Football League, and move kinky action between the tackles to the mainstream.
This is probably news to 99.999% of actual women in America, but one young woman by the name of Lauren Silberman took up the league on its offer, and secured a tryout.
A few things about Ms. Silberman that really should astound:
So call us old fashioned and sexist, but one could make a circumstantial case that this is really a big publicity hoax (and we've seen these things do happen in big time football),exploiting the media's reflexive need to find 'history' in every token event. But watch the video and hear ABC's triumphant celebrations yourself:
So how did the tryout go? How was the real life experience of all that she had already achieved playing Madden? Alas, the world is a mere shade of a richer digital reality. Sixty yard field goals actually require highly trained leg strength in this cruel universe we inhabit. Even USA Todayhad to admit the farce:
Marie Curie probed the nature of radioactivity, pioneered its technological applications, and eventually died from then unknown effects of radiation exposure. Emma Goldman was arrested for promoting birth control and deported from the United States for giving a speech opposing WWI. Ayn Rand wrote several best-selling philosophical novels in English, her second language, and took political stands more coherent and courageous than any of her modern Tea Party counterparts who claim her mantle. Yet these women are only referred to only cursorily in the media, as a kind of obligatory women's history, if at all. They would all be rightfully disgusted at our current nth wave feminism even deigning to care about Lauren Silberman.
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