Women's World Cup Coverage (and Feminism!)

Just a few thoughts about the coverage of the Women's World Cup put here to be easily digestible.
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natthedem (ΣΓΑ) @natthedem
I don't know what I expected but the post-#WWC2011 Final coverage has been, at times, disappointing. A few points on this.
natthedem (ΣΓΑ) @natthedem
Japan didn't deserve to win because the country needed some good news. They deserved to win because they were the best team in the #WWC2011.
natthedem (ΣΓΑ) @natthedem
I'm glad that people were captivated by the #USWNT but these women didn't just start playing hard, they have been for a long time. #wwc2011
natthedem (ΣΓΑ) @natthedem
Frustrating to see a piece like this at @feministing that doesn't mention women's professional leagues at all. http://bit.ly/p8ugqq
natthedem (ΣΓΑ) @natthedem
Yes, you could wait until the Olympics to see @AbbyWambach or @AlexMorgan13 again. Or you could, you know, go to a @womensprosoccer game.
natthedem (ΣΓΑ) @natthedem
.@feministing is promoting nationalism with their post, not a "consciousness around women and sports." That's okay, but be honest about it.
natthedem (ΣΓΑ) @natthedem
That said, I think feminists have difficulties w/ subject of women's pro sports. They want them to exist but don't feel obliged to attend.
natthedem (ΣΓΑ) @natthedem
Which, of course, is self-defeating, as women's professional leagues can't exist without support (see WUSA, ABL).
natthedem (ΣΓΑ) @natthedem
Okay, I'm done. Big points: Japan was the better team, not just the better story, and the US women rock outside the WWC and the Olympics.
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