In Episode 15 (our Women In Football Special) of Unnecessary Tackle-Cast, James and Mel discuss varying shades of Albion, the Patriarchy, double standards, media scandals, mistaken identities, legal loopholes, the Glass Ceiling, intercepted emails, personal stories, and hagiographies.
Content warning for sexual assault, abuse, misogyny, and rape culture.
We had some technical issues while recording this episode (on all five attempts!) and the audio quality suffered a bit as a result. Sorry about that! We’re working to resolve the problem for future episodes.
Since we recorded the episode, England’s women’s national team made headlines when they thrashed Montenegro 10-0 in a Women’s World Cup qualifier.
Southend Penalty Shootout.
Wikipedia article on Patriarchy.
Background on Anita Sarkeesian and Zoe Quinn.
NWSL on YouTube.
Julie Foudy’s video report on women’s football in Brazil.
Abby Wambach’s late headed goal vs. Brazil in the 2011 WWC.
Article on Doncaster Rovers Belles.
Bernard Halford scandal.
Richard Scudamore scandal.
Malky Mackay scandal.
Andy Grey sexist comments compilation (NSFW).
NWSL on YouTube.
The Problem Isn’t Sepp Blatter. It’s FIFA.
Pia Sundhage on Wikipedia.
Helena Costa scandal.
Fox Sports “Supermodel Rehab” ad spot.
CNN on sexism in sport.
Telegraph on women in British sports media.
Sexist comment in FIFA magazine.
Cristen Press’ blog.
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James on Tumblr.
Mel on Tumblr.
James on Twitter.
Mel on Twitter.
Excerpts of John Green from AFC Wimbly Womblys.
"Runaway" by Mat Kearney.
Excerpt of AFC Wimbledon Fans.