A show of force: Record crowd watches Adelaide’s second AFLW flag

The crowd figure at Adelaide Oval for Sunday’s AFLW grand final – won by Adelaide by 45 points – is believed to be the largest attendance at a stand-alone women’s sports event in Australia.

The show of force was the latest demonstration of the increasing popularity of women’s sport – in Australia and abroad.

It eclipsed a mark that had stood since Boxing Day in 1920, when 53,000 rocked up to Everton’s Goodison Park to catch a glimpse of Dick Kerr’s Ladies playing St Helen’s Ladies.

Source: A show of force: Record crowd watches Adelaide’s second AFLW flag

Ed: The crowds at the Dick, Kerr Ladies matches were often bigger than men’s games being played on the same day. Less than a year after a match played before 53,000 fans packed into Goodison Park, the Dick, Kerr Ladies, as well as all the other women’s teams that had been established in England, lost their official recognition by the FA who banned the women from using fields and stadiums controlled by FA-affiliated clubs for 50 years (the rule was finally repealed in 1971).  Ostensibly, this was due of concerns that women were not physically able to play football, however, it is widely purported that the popularity of the team threatened the men’s game. The grounds that were under the FA’s governance were the only ones that held enough capacity to meet the demand of the women’s games in the early 1920s. Because of the ban, women’s games were relegated to smaller capacity fields with less resources and exposure.[7] The women’s game in England was left on its own until 1993 when the FA took over its administration and funding

Source: Wikipedia.

 

Women In The Military Say Their Pain Was Consistently Dismissed As “Female Problems,” Causing Permanent Medical Issues

From body armor to health care, the US military has been slow to adapt to women in its ranks. Female service members are paying the price, often with lifelong consequences.

Source: Women In The Military Say Their Pain Was Consistently Dismissed As “Female Problems,” Causing Permanent Medical Issues

As working women we have been short-changed. It’s not our problem alone to fix

Women are expected to happily toil away at home and in the office, only to see their salary eaten up by childcare and tax

Source: As working women we have been short-changed. It’s not our problem alone to fix | Eleni Roussos | Opinion | The Guardian

Women in work: Australia lags behind NZ, financial equality years away

Progress on workplace and financial equality for women in Australia has stalled, research shows, with advocates calling for government action.

“As long as you’ve got a disproportionate number of men in senior roles it’s very difficult to have true gender equality”

Source: Women in work: Australia lags behind NZ, financial equality years away

There’s nothing woke about the sex trade

It is no secret that the sex trade is riven with misogyny. The multibillion-dollar trade is built on the pain and oppression of women and girls. Yet many on the liberal Left support this abusive industry. Even the fact that black, brown and indigenous women and girls are first in line to be bought and sold into […]

Source: There’s nothing woke about the sex trade – UnHerd

Workers making clothes for Australian brands can’t afford to eat, Oxfam reports

Women in Bangladesh and Vietnam working for Big W, Kmart, Target and Cotton On earning 51 cents an hour

Source: Workers making clothes for Australian brands can’t afford to eat, Oxfam reports | Fashion | The Guardian