So Who’s Insulting Women Now?
I came across the following inside a Q&A between Cokie Roberts and Billie Jean King that ran over the weekend in the USA Today weekend magazine. It had me shaking my head:
Why don’t women attend sporting events like women’s basketball games?
Because they don’t get it. Here’s how a guy looks at a ticket: “I’ll buy a season ticket, and I’ll worry about who we’re going to give the tickets to later.” Here’s how a woman looks at them: She goes, “What days should we go, and how many free things can we get?” Women don’t appreciate it — they do not connect. They didn’t grow up in the culture.
Excuse me, but during my lifetime I’ve met more than a few women who connect quite well with the culture of sports. Granted, they might be a little younger than Ms. King, but they’re around nonetheless.
Thanks to fellow blogger and hockey fan Alison Kasic for the reminder.