The recent suspension of Duncan Keith because of his elbow on Daniel Sedin has led to a resurgence of “Sedins = girls” insults from Blackhawks fans. Some of my “favorites” include:
- Sedin sisters
- Two girls, no cup
- Keith was suspended because the NHL won’t stand for violence against women.
And many more, such as the macro above.
Sigh. Okay. Let me explain this in small words, so you meatballs can understand:
Calling a man a woman is insulting to women because you are saying that being a woman is an insult. You’re saying that being a stereotypical woman is an inherently bad thing for a man to be.
Being female is not an insult. Being a girl or a woman is not inferior to being a man.
Do you find something wrong with women playing hockey? No? Then stop acting like you do. Because every time you let one of these tired, lame insults fly, you might as well be saying “Why, yes, I think women shouldn’t be on the ice, playing hockey! They should be in the kitchen, making me a sandwich!” Come on, bros.
And yes, I get that this isn’t going to help the “humorless feminist” stereotype, but this is me we’re talking about. I’m hilarious. I also know a lazy joke when I see one, and this is about as lazy and stupid as they get.
Let “Sedin sisters” go, people of Chicago (and that goes doubly for you, Dave Bolland). Step up your joke game.