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By Kickntrue on 2/6/09
Anna Rawson is making news this weekend in her homeland Australia. Unfortunately it's not for her golf.
"The tour has got so much better with so many young stars and great players. But the mentality unfortunately amongst the media and the industry hasn't changed....They still think we're at 25 years ago when the tour was full of, you know, a lot of dykes and unattractive females nobody wanted to watch."Hmmm. When asked to clarify it sounds like Anna rambled on and on to the point of bursting out into tears on at the press conference podium.
Despite the mess- Anna is still playing well. She is tied for 20th after round 1 of the ANZ Ladies Masters.
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I don't care if they ARE dykes. They're FINE and very talented.
Did she ever follow women's tennis with what's her name - the hootie - getting tons of pub!?! What about Wie? She's got amazing game, but how attention much was due to her photegenics? 65%?
After a certain point - 1980's say - every attractive woman with a little talent was getting the news job, etc. Only more recently have the unnatractive women been getting jobs due to their brains, character, and skill. Ugly men have been getting high paying work forever - John Madden, etc.
Times will have changed when TV anchors are all buff young men in tight pants and make-up, and the women are ogres.
however she speaks the truth. i think its great to see someone tell the truth. Lets not crucify her for it.
Men are still the primary viewers of sporting events, including those with women as the competitors. Sad though it might be, men are more likely to watch if the participants are attractive than if they are not. That's not to say that men will not watch women who are not attractive but highly skilled play and admire their skill, but they're more likely to notice in the first place if they are attractive. Furthermore, I think younger girls growing up seeing attractive women playing golf at a high level draws their interest to the sport because it helps make it 'cooler'. My friend's daughter suddenly became interested in golf 4-5 years ago when she first saw Natalie Gulbis playing. She is now a high school golf star (headed to college to play on scholarship next season) and might not have picked up the game had it not been for Natalie being attractive and charismatic.
Wow, she could have been tied for 4th if she didn't bogey the last 2 holes, but great playing!
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