Letters

To the editors and writers at the Fulcrum,

After attending the Capital Hoops games on Friday, Feb. 6, and reading some of the reviews and articles about them over the weekend, I must say that I am quite upset and disappointed with the level of attention and importance given to the women’s game in comparison to the men’s. When I first arrived at the Canadian Tire Centre at 5 p.m., I was shocked at the extremely low attendance rate for the first game. The women’s game began with essentially no exciting introduction. They seemed to me the inferior, less important “opening act,” while the men’s team were positioned as the “headliners.” The men’s game was preceded by a singing of the national anthem and the stadium filled up when they began playing. After the games, Carleton students celebrated and cheered, while the uOttawa students sulked in disappointment. The articles and reviews after the games all wrote about the Gee-Gees’ loss and the Ravens’ win. I cannot begin to explain how unbelievably frustrating and upsetting it is to read about this considering the female Gee-Gees team won 46-40. Why is it that in 2015, Canadian varsity sports remain so unapologetically sexist?

 

Sincerely,

Jillian Ohayon