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A not-at-all-depressing highlights reel of the recent sexist garbage endured by women in sport. We only listed 10 because we didn’t want to break your spirit.
Nicky Bryson

11 May 2016 - 7:30 AM  UPDATED 11 May 2016 - 7:30 AM

1. When Herald Sun readers listed all the reasons they wouldn’t watch women’s AFL

“Call it the Dulux Cup because it will be like watching paint dry.” Such a beautiful sentiment.

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2. When the Philippine Basketball Association thought “Baller Hotties” was a good idea

Is this really the best they could come up with? Baller Hotties?

3. That time Shane Sutton told Jess Varnish to"Get on with having a baby" 

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At the ripe old age of 25, Jess was deemed too old for the Rio 2016 British Cycling performance squad and told to concentrate on babymaking. 

4. When an Aussie radio personality said a lady can never call the game

Every woman has an irritating voice for calling the footy, according to Stephen Rowe. It’s not their fault, women are just nags.

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In a classic ‘pot calling the kettle black’ situation, radio host Stephen Rowe says Kelli Underwood’s voice is annoying. Try to make it through this post without sighing…

5. It’s not just calling the game, women shouldn’t even be writing about sport

“One of the players should beat you to death with a hockey stick like the whore you are” and other charmingly sexist tweets to women sports writers.

These women sportswriters had men read abusive tweets about them to their faces
"I'm having trouble looking at you while I'm saying these things."

6. When serial offender Bernie Ecclestone had a ‘women drivers’ brain fart

Formula One CEO Bernard 'Bernie' Eccelstone doesn’t know " whether a woman would physically be able to drive an F1 car quickly” and thinks “they wouldn’t be taken seriously."

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7. When lady players were told to get down on their knees and thank the men

Indian Wells tournament ex-CEO Raymond Moore claimed the women's tour rides “on the coat-tails of the men" and wanted women to show some knee-bound gratitude.

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8. And then Novak Djokovic doubled down saying men should get MORE money

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The world number 1 men’s tennis player reckons men deserve more money because they are just more popular. 

9. Actually, all the times the equal pay movement made men lose their minds

Yep, that’s totally the answer. And it’s not like a gender wage gap exists in any other field where men and women work together…

10. And when Homer Simpson was not down for Lisa playing ice hockey

“Girls should stick to girls' sports, such as hot-oil wrestling, foxy boxing, and such-and-such...” Okay, this isn’t recent but it’s still the gold standard for the attitude to women in sport. 

What if men were asked the kind of shit women in sport cop every day? #CoverTheAthlete