Women Love Watching Sports Just As Much As Men Do

By Kennisha Crawford on April 24, 2018

There has always been this ridiculous and sexist belief that we women “shouldn’t” like or be into watching sports as much as men are. Watching sports has forever been automatically linked to being a “man thing” but, we women love watching sports too and not just because there is an endless number of gorgeous athletic men with magnificent physiques for us to fantasize over.

Sports is a universal language that has always possessed the power to bring people together, no matter their ethnicity, race, or religion. However, even with this truth, women who love watching sports as much as men, are sometimes judged and even ridiculed for it. And let’s not even get started on women athletes and how their magnificence and triumphant, are nowhere near as highly praised, admired and adored as men athletes’.

Image via Pixabay

 Now, times have changed greatly in a sense that in today’s world, it isn’t uncommon or unlikely for women to love sports like men do but we still face sexist ideas because of it. For instance, a woman who is heavily into boxing will more than likely be assumed to be a lesbian. Another example also is when a woman is watching a basketball game with a bunch of men, she will more than likely have to prove her “knowledge” of what is going on in the game.

I myself, am a woman who absolutely loves watching sports. I can watch the NFL, MLB and NBA all day, every day. I know teams, athletes, stats and sports’ history, and shockingly, I am a heterosexual (insert sarcastic grin). Plus, I possess more sports knowledge than a number of men I personally know.

Image via Pixabay 

I have experienced the subtle judgment and puzzled stares when I speak on sports topics and have been a part of the discussion about “women and sports.” I think some men will honestly just never fully get used to and accept how we women can enjoy and know all about sports as much as they do. There are also a good number of men though, who love women that love watching sports because one, it can give them a possible instant connection and two, when a game is on, they both are fully into it and enjoying themselves.

So yes, we women love watching sports and need the low-key judgment of us doing so to stop! We know how to follow along to what is happening in a game and we possess the necessary knowledge to fully and adequately partake in sports’ talk!

When you believe in God, yourself and have faith; the word "impossible" doesn't exist! Positive vibes giver! Lover of all things creative!

Follow Uloop

Apply to Write for Uloop News

Join the Uloop News Team

Discuss This Article

Get Top Stories Delivered Weekly

Back to Top

Log In

Contact Us

Upload An Image

Please select an image to upload
Note: must be in .png, .gif or .jpg format
Provide URL where image can be downloaded
Note: must be in .png, .gif or .jpg format

By clicking this button,
you agree to the terms of use

By clicking "Create Alert" I agree to the Uloop Terms of Use.

Image not available.

Add a Photo

Please select a photo to upload
Note: must be in .png, .gif or .jpg format