ghayes · 12/06/2013 11:45
I wanted to start a thread about Rosi Sexton, the first British female UFC fighter, not sure if it belongs in the sport thread as that more seems to be about participating in sport than talking about it.
Sleepwhenidie · 12/06/2013 12:30
Why don't people just post these things in sport and exercise , just because there isn't often a post like it doesn't mean it shouldn't go there, seeing how it is sport?
Anyway, interesting article OP, what did you have to say about it? I love kickboxing but sparring is light touch only, I couldn't imagine hurting people (or risking getting hurt) that badly intentionally....I don't think that's a particularly female thing either..
ghayes · 12/06/2013 15:24
Loads of women watch sport, not having a forum for it just reinforces stereotypes of it being for men.
I am looking forward to Rosi's fight at the weekend, dunno if I will stop up till 3am to watch it though! Will more than likely watch it Sunday morning.
WillowJoinInOurCrufae · 12/06/2013 18:12
Personally I don't like to watch sport so wouldn't want to participate in or read discussions about that. But I am interested in getting fit and healthy which is what the current 'sport and exercise' forum is used for. I think there should be a separate forum for those who want to talk about sporting events and news.
grimbletart · 12/06/2013 19:40
Can't see why it doesn't have a section of its own rather than being a subgroup under something else. I hate the way it is assumed that because you are a woman you won't like sport.
Startail: I didn't realise we had to go to tellyaddicts to discuss sport. How mad is that?
ITCouldBeWorse · 12/06/2013 23:11
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Sleepwhenidie · 13/06/2013 11:58
So if the people who like watching sport are posting on TV section - not entirely unreasonably, as they are after all, watching TV - but nor would it be unreasonable to post about it in sport and exercise, where are the mumsnetters who play sport posting?
Runners and weight lifting enthusiasts are certainly posting in sport and exercise, others too, people also post there about their DC's participation - they're not chatting about how to get fit from unfit or what DVD is best .
Its pretty obvious from post thread titles in S&E what the thread will be about - eg watching or starting/seeking advice. I don't think there's an assumption that women don't like sport! It's not a madly busy thread though it has to be said - maybe because the sad truth is that not that many women are interested in sport? But that's why I'm not sure two sections are needed, if you want to look just at certain types of thread its not as if you have to scroll through hundreds of, say running threads to get to a match watching one.
S&E used to be in fun and games by the way, only recently moved to health - meh...
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