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To be disgusted at the Mail's "veiled" dig at Sharapova?

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Bambambini Mon 01-Jun-15 13:11:02

I know it's the Mail and is horrible with it's treatment of women but I'm actually quite furious at them drumming up a crap story on how racy the women in tennis dress. Using loads of pics of tennis players to belittle the women and using this to hide the main point - a really invasive close up of Sharapova's rear with a slight brown stain on her white lycra shorts. Who are they trying to kid - this was obviously what they were trying to highlight! Nice way to humiliate a young athlete and put her in her place. They really are a shower of Shites and who are the trying to fool.

PenguinBollards Mon 01-Jun-15 13:18:20

YANBU to think that the DM is horribly misogynistic.

But YABU to read it in the first place ~ if people didn't buy the paper and/or read the stories online (thereby boosting their click-rate and increasing their advertising revenue) they wouldn't print this tripe in the first place.

They know that veiled attacks on female personalities draw people in, so they keep churning them out. If no one read them, they wouldn't publish them.

In an ideal scenario, people would stop reading the DM and it would die a fast, painful death.

SoupDragon Mon 01-Jun-15 13:25:41

I don't disagree with you.

Why do female tennis players wear so little though? The male ones don't play in tight vests etc. I don't care what they wear, I just find it curious.

Bambambini Mon 01-Jun-15 13:30:28

Their on court wear is actually quite comfortable, light and non restrictive though. You could say why don't the men wear what the women wear. Other athletes, gymnasts, swimmers etc wear a lot less than tennis players tbh.

InstitutionCode Mon 01-Jun-15 13:30:52

That's what I wanted to say Soup, but thought I might be burned alive Safety in numbers. grin Men's tennis gear seems to be getting longer and baggier and women's has gone the other way.

OP, I haven't seen the specific pictures, so I don't know, but it can't be a surprise. You're not helping the cause by referencing them on here. If only half the people who look at this tread search for the pics, you've done the DM a nice favour. If you want to change things, stop reading it.

Bambambini Mon 01-Jun-15 13:32:26

Though i dont wear the more strappy tops to protect myself from the sun a little more.

SoupDragon Mon 01-Jun-15 13:33:15

You could say why don't the men wear what the women wear

Yes, obviously I could. As the point of the story was what the female players were wearing, I went with that way of phrasing it.

Its the same with runners though. The female athletes seem to run in pants and a sports bra. It's just interesting.

SaucyJack Mon 01-Jun-15 13:33:56

If you're not above reading the Daily Mail yourself or referencing their articles, then at the least have the courtesy to link to the article in your OP so we can decide for ourselves whether to click on it or not.

FiftyShadesOfSporn Mon 01-Jun-15 13:34:44

I don't think there's a stain - just where her shorts are creased.

InstitutionCode Mon 01-Jun-15 13:39:34

Male Gymnasts wear a lot more than their female counterparts too Soup. It can't all be down to comfort/performance. If the men believed running in tiny shorts would give them the edge, they'd do it.

Sallyingforth Mon 01-Jun-15 13:47:19

There's an easy way to avoid all of the Mail's disgusting crap, and you already know what that is. After reading your post I went and looked for it on line, and it confirmed that reading the Mail is like wading through waist-deep shit. Thank you for that reminder - I won't need to look again.
Of course, there was absolutely no justification for showing someone's slightly grubby knickers in a paper. There would have been a hundred other shots they could have shown instead.

NightOwl17 Mon 01-Jun-15 14:04:46

That isn't a brown stain. It's where her shorts are creased.

ApeMan Mon 01-Jun-15 14:18:52

I don't think they're trying to humiliate the woman.

I think they're trying to find every pretext available to keep doing the soft porn style articles for money.

plainjanine Mon 01-Jun-15 15:41:52

It's the Daily Heil. Don't go there, don't read the paper version. If you go to the site, you increase their advertiser revenue, as they're paid in relation to the number of clicks they get. Do yourself a favour and forget they exist. If everyone ignored them for long enough, they'd go out of business.

SoupDragon Mon 01-Jun-15 15:46:16

I agree - they're simply perving over them, not trying to humiliate them. Although reducing them to their looks is bringing them down I guess and putting them back where women belong.

BeCool Mon 01-Jun-15 15:49:41

Stop reading the DM.

I completely disconnected from it completely for over a year ago now (after having a nasty "just for the celeb gossip/frocks" habit).

Life has improved vastly since my DM detox/cleanse.

BeCool Mon 01-Jun-15 15:51:33

Sallyingforth you can install a thing in your browser called "Tea and Kittens" that prevents any nasty accidental DM hits. Very useful it is too.

This is the Chrome version:

FarFromAnyRoad Mon 01-Jun-15 15:52:02

I also ditched my grubby little sidebar-of-shame habit. My eyes always strayed to the dreadful 'headlines'. I felt I needed a hot shower after every foray into the murky woman-hating world of DM. Now I just don't go there and I feel so sorry for people who do!

WanderWomble Mon 01-Jun-15 15:53:29

I'm disgusted by them in general TBH.

Bambambini Mon 01-Jun-15 15:55:43

I do think they were trying to humiliate Sharapova though. She has countless more attractive shots for guys to perve over (not that that should be encouraged or acceptable either) but they choose a close up of her bum with what could be a poo stain visible. I honestly think they invented the whole story to be able to slip that in without making it their headliner. Why did they have to do that? Yes, you don't have to visit the site or read it yourself but I'm not sure that is enough. I guess I'm veering towards the place of that they shouldn't be allowed to print such vile shite. I know then that veers into freedom of the press is sacred territory, but a paper such as the mail IMO actually conducts itself in a hate speech and bullying manner.

BeCool Mon 01-Jun-15 16:02:03

of course the DM are BU - but really what else do you expect?

However this thread you have started includes a link to the "dreadful article" - however well intentioned you might think you are being you are directing people to this article of hate & nastiness. You are feeding the DM.

Just stop. Just stop feeding the DM with your clicks, and directing others to the DM. Just stop. Disengage. Feed them no more.

The more people who say they hate them who actually stop going to the site, stop sharing links, and start a DM free life the better for everyone.

BeCool Mon 01-Jun-15 16:03:18

Apologies you didn't post a link!

SoupDragon Mon 01-Jun-15 16:06:37

I don't think they were trying to humiliate her because they simply aren't that subtle. There would have been an entire article just about her knickers if that were the case. I think it was just shadow anyway.

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