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to be absolutely furious about football chief and emails referring to women as 'gash'??

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BeanAboutTown Mon 12-May-14 09:46:04

Sorry if there are other threads about this, couldn't find any.

Richard Scudamore, head of the Premier League, has been merrily sending emails referring to women as 'gash' and 'skinny big-titted broads', 'irrational' and lots of other incendiary misogynist shite.

Oh but he's apologised. That's nice eh, nothing to see here

Apparently he reports to the Premier League Board, which is two people, one of whom is errrrrr Richard Scudamore

AIBU to think an apology is nowhere near enough and he should bloody well resign?

It's been reported that the Premier League's women's officer has been told not to make any comment. Wouldn't want the shiny-suited money-making boys' club to be unnecessarily disturbed by any harpies would we

Anyone for a Premier League boycott next season? (Congrats to Man City by the way) How about we all give our money to the women's game instead

sashh Fri 16-May-14 10:50:32

Do we really think that every person that makes these types of joke is truly sexist?


And it is as bad as racism, disablism etc.

merrymouse Fri 16-May-14 14:52:15

It isn't Scudamore's smutty 'humour' that is objectionable - it is the clear evidence that he is unable to see 50% of the population as functioning human beings, yet he is employed to promote equality.

This isn't a witchhunt, it is questioning whether he is able to do his job. Poor soul, what with the inability to understand email and the dinosaur attitudes, clearly he isn't.

WoolleyThinking Mon 19-May-14 14:12:57

Scudamore is a fool for broadcasting his filthy language to female colleagues using work email.

The words he used are deliberately shocking to cause the recipient (his mate and colleague) to have a laugh.

I don't think using those terms in jest, in a private conversation with another man who clearly doesn't find the terms offensive implies sexism or misogyny. The fact that he emailed them to a 3rd party who happened to be female shows he is computer illiterate, that is all.

For the record, "Gash" was not a term he used, he said the other things - it was his colleague that used that term. I personally think it's quite a funny word just like many words for the male genitalia are quite amusing.

I think the Though Police are overstepping the mark here. Scudamore she make a big donation to women's charity and get some IT skills!

nonmifairidere Mon 19-May-14 14:17:29

WooleyThinking - good choice of non.

nonmifairidere Mon 19-May-14 14:18:48

nn - obvs.

Kewcumber Mon 19-May-14 15:05:18

He didn't accidentally email them to a colleague who happened to be female. His emails were all copied to his PA (who didn't become a woman when he wasn't looking) which he knew.

He either didn't care that his PA read all this claptrap or didn;t think her opinion matters or didn't think his opinion to be a problem.

I have a problem with any one of those scenarios in a work environment and question his capacity to do his job effectively which is what his employers should do (and I believe are).

I believe that women in his workplace are entitled to a degree of protection from their employer from being subjected to this during working hours.

Maybe he's going to claim he didn;t think his PA could actually read.

Nomama Mon 19-May-14 20:29:39

And he got off without even a wrist slap. They accepted his apology and he will make sure he isn't caught doesn't do it again!

merrymouse Tue 20-May-14 07:57:22

Apparently 'representative woman' Karren Brady thinks Scudamore isn't sexist. I can't argue with that being her opinion, however, I suspect that, having got her big break working for David Sullivan, her sexism perception radar is set a little differently to mine.

This isn't the thought police. Obviously there are many idiots around who think that the 50% of the population with ovaries are irrational and that is perfectly legal. The issue here is that one of those idiots is being paid to promote equality. It disqualifies him from the job.

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