Why are more female professional footballers openly gay or bisexual than male players?

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Post by phildidge on Sun Jul 14, 2019 12:40 pm

The fact that there were 41 players or coaches at the Women's World Cup who were openly gay or bisexual means that being so in the female game is more of a norm.

Whereas in the upper levels of the male game there are none.

"In women's football, there were barriers, but these have been broken down by trailblazers and this has opened the floodgates," explains Lawrence.

"The men's game needs this."

"People are waiting for an elite male player to come out," adds Di Cunningham, another co-founder of Three Lions Pride.

But this just increases the pressure that the first male player to announce that he is gay or bisexual, will come under, she adds.

"It's such a big deal for one footballer to come out, that a few need to do it at once to take the pressure off," believes Dr Rachael Bullingham, a senior lecturer at the University of Worcester who specialises in homophobia in women's sport.

"To be the only one who did it, there would be so much emphasis on them," she explains, that this fear of the scrutiny and pressure they would come under is likely deterring players from speaking out.

Bullingham believes it may be easier for female players to come out because the female game gets "much less coverage and attention" than the men's and there isn't "the media spotlight that there is in male sport".


https://www.itv.com/news/2019-07-07/womens-world-cup-why-are-more-female-professional-footballers-gay-or-bisexual-than-their-male-counterparts/


I think this is very easy to understand why, but will be interested to see what others think

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Post by Maddog on Sun Jul 14, 2019 3:27 pm

Masculine females excel at sports. Effeminate males do not. Masculine tendencies give one an advantage in physical, competitive activities.

It's sort of a form of natural selection.

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