Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Game, set, sexism

Every year, I see this slogan and am disappointed. I had actually forgotten about it, but blog reader Claire brought it to my attention today. Yes, it is "cute." But it is cute at the expense of the actual adults who compete in the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix. Very few of the competitors are girls--almost all of them are women. The tournament directors would never refer to Federer, Nadal, Kiefer, Safin, and Ferrer as "boys," but they think nothing of making children out of the women who are playing in the tournament.

Here is the email address: tennis@porsche.de

1 comment:

Herzblut said...

hi Diane,

just sent my email...many thanks for giving the address. If I get any response I'll let you know......