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Colette Browne: Just fed up of women’s sport coverage focusing on appearance and not skill

Published 11/08/2014 | 14:42

Niamh Horan
Niamh Horan

WOMEN’S sport is important but, remember ladies, it’s not as important as looking good.

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That seemed to be the central message in a piece about women’s rugby that appeared in the Sunday Independent yesterday, which managed to contain every tired, offensive trope about women’s sport that female athletes have long battled to escape.

Replete with juvenile sexual innuendo, lazy gender stereotypes and an apparent complete lack of understanding of the sport, it caused outrage online.

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