Originally written January 25, 2013 on Bloguin Best:
Just when you thought the “While The Men Watch” controversy was over, it turns out it’s not. On their official fan blog entitled “Blueshirts United,” the New York Rangers published an article entitled “A Girl’s Guide to Watching the Rangers” (Note: Rangers have removed the posting). Its purpose was to help new female hockey fans learn about the team and sport they'd likely been hearing so much about in the last week. It's a testament to the old "if you can't beat 'em, join 'em" theory. The premise here is that females are not as up to par with regards to their male counterparts and hence need a guide to brush up on their hockey knowledge. While the article was taken down rather quickly by the Rangers, the effects of it are still lingering. The pandering to women in the article is downright disgusting. To suggest that a decent percentage of women not only have no knowledge of the game, but should take a lesson in the sport for the sa...
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