Skip to comments.Portland Thorns women's soccer team pulls T-shirt from sale
Posted on 03/25/2013 8:48:07 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement
The Portland Thorns are removing a T-shirt from store shelves and the team's website in response to criticism that its slogan "Feelin' Thorny?" was sexist.
The T-shirt was gone in slightly less than 24 hours since the controversy broke on Facebook and was fueled on other social media platforms.
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I really don’t want to live in a society with no tolerance for humor.
Q: How many feminists does it take to change a light bulb?
A: That’s NOT funny.
Will they replace it with one that says: Feeling Prickly?
I liked one of the comments left after the article....make a T-shirt for the men...”Thorn Dogs”
How can a play on the word horny be sexist? Don’t both men AND women get horny?
Just so they don’t ban the shirts that say “Indoor Lacrosse - It’s Like Hockey, With Balls”
Is it sexist to assume that only men are subject to the stae that is the object of the pun?
Why, yes, I do believe it is.
This is just so stupid. If somebody doesn’t like the tee shirts, then don’t buy one. Good grief. I am just so tired of this krap.
I’m with you. I told an Easter joke, and people lost their minds.
All soccer is women’s soccer.
Christopher Hitchens,,”Why women aren’t funny”.
I do believe that a mom with a good sense of humor is priceless.
Oh, they would NOT have liked the Vesely MN hometown baseball team when they went back to wooden bats. They had teeshirts printed up that said, “We’re Sportin’ WOOD!”
Maybe it’s just me but that slogan, “Feeling Thorny?”, smells of both racism and homophobia.
Mob rule. Thugocrats. Everybody wants to be a petty dictator. Remember when noone freaked out about silly stuff - or they even laughed - because it was a free country? Remember when parents told their kids, "Don't make a federal case out of it"? Nowadays, what *isn't* a federal case?
Don’t Thorn me bro...
Women's sports are walking a tightrope. They want to be selling sport, not cheesecake, but good looks help sell tickets. I imagine this is a frustration -- U.S. women's soccer is among the best in the world, the USWNT brought home the Olympic gold medal, and girls soccer is firmly established through the collegiate level. Yet two women's professional leagues have failed financially, and yet a third attempt is now underway. So if you have an Alex Morgan, you find a way to get her picture out, but you don't want to cross the line.
This problem isn't limited to soccer or to women's sports by any means. In this country, men's professional football, basketball, and baseball roll in the dough. Hockey hangs in as a strong number four, and men's soccer has now grown to the point that it seems financially stable, with a tv contract. Everybody else starves.
We grouse about other countries that provide government funding for national and Olympic teams, but the fact is, we provide lavish funding, much of it public, through the university system, until graduation. Then most of our athletes are cut off. The superstars find sponsors, and everyone else scrapes by. I'm not advocating state funded professional athletics, but I do wish we could find club systems that provided better and broader support post college for the top players. And I hope that women's professional soccer can find a sustainable business model. I'd hate for our next World Cup and Olympic teams to be composed of young women who have all gone to Europe to play.
So if I have this right a woman can go on Slut Walks and feel empowered. She can dress like a whore, get drunk, flash her boobs and flirt with men constantly and that’s perfectly fine.
BUT DON’T YOU DARE IMPLY THAT SHE MIGHT BE HORNY!
You sexist pig.
“Pay attention to me!”
“All women are just sex objects to you!”
“Look at me!”
“Stop staring at my boobs!”
“Want to see my new piercing? Check out my new lower back tattoo.”
“Stop raping me with your eyes!”
The Feminist movement is mentally ill.
I think you should have left the crown of thorns out of it.
The immediate question here is how a women's professional soccer team wants to market itself. Does it want to sell its players as sex objects, or athletes? Take a good look at the team -- IMHO, the young ladies sell themselves quite well enough without putting smutty slogans into official team advertising.
Crass perhaps, but not at all sexist. And this from the same people who trumpet the Vagina Monologues or whatever in the hell it is.
Got all cross, did they?
You're right-- it is just you.
Maybe it’s just me, (LOL!) or where I live, but this (”thorny”) is absolutely meaningless to me beyond a crude pun. We here in Wasilla call ourselves “civilized,” but a lot of this stuff simply never reaches us. Or, if it does, it is laughed at and/or ignored. From the looks of things “Outside” maybe it’s a good thing.