Oh hey, DGWUS readers, it’s me again, prepare to be greeted with some hot sports takes birthed straight from the fertile shores of my femininity. If you live under a rock, or decided to sleep in on the only Monday in February that’s worth living for the US women’s hockey team beat the Swedes 6-1 with the US outshooting their opponents 70-9. So scores took to twitter declaring it time to eliminate women’s hockey from the Olympics because parity doesn’t exist.
Presenting my rebuttal, in easily digestible SEO optimized list form, it’s the only way to have discourse these days:
1. Sweden is a country of 9.5 million to the US’s 314 million! As of 2011 Sweden had 3,245 female players which is about as many kids go to high school at Williamsville North/South/East total.
3. The parity argument again is a sexist sham, specifically Men’s Basketball. In 17 tournaments the US Men won gold in 14, silver in 2 and bronze in 1; that 2004 bronze team was a ~national embarrassment.~
4. Before 1998 Canadian women won every World Championship but that year the US women won gold in the first Olympics that had women’s hockey and those teams have been pretty evenly matched since.
5. The US hit parity with Canada despite the fact WE DON’T GIVE A SHIT ABOUT WOMEN’S SPORTS! How many jokes use the WNBA as its punch line? How quickly did the Women’s Professional Soccer league fail? Who can name the winningest college basketball coach of all time? But we sure as shit remember Brandi Chastain diving into the ground in her sports bra, because we always have the time of day to objectify women athletes.