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Article Published On NHL Rangers' Website Draws Ire For Sexist Undertones
Published January 28, 2013
HOW BAD WAS IT REALLY? In Philadelphia, Deanna Vasso wrote, "As a female hockey fan, I found this article to be unintentionally hilarious." Vasso: "Although it was written by a woman, the condescending tone throughout the article hit on a lot of female stereotypes and assumed all women know absolutely nothing about hockey." The purpose of the blog was "understandable, but the lexicon and tone of it made it come off as sexist, even though it was written by a woman." Vasso wrote, "Here’s my advice to anyone -- male or female -- who wants to learn more about hockey: Be a visual learner and just watch the game" (PHILLY.com, 1/26).