I really enjoy blogging. I’m getting better with researching and finding things to blog about that has some interest to women of a certain age. Which means I look at everything that comes on the news, Internet, social media including but not limited to everything pop culture. The Lingerie Football League has announced it’s expansion team for Omaha, NE and St Charles, MO which is a suburb of St Louis. It’s been all over the news here, not all of it good either. I love football, I’m a Kansas City Chiefs fan. I’ve never seen the ladies of the Lingerie Football League play but I included a video for your viewing pleasure. This is what has me shaking my head at the league….
Theses women are no longer paid to play football. The founder of the league, Mitch Mortaza doesn’t pay the players. He changed it from a professional league with the players getting a cut of the revenue to an amateur organization and they have to pay for their own health insurance. He admits that his target is mostly beer drinking college students. They are not allowed to comment on personal matters, which caused most of the Toronto Triumph to quit in October 2011 in protest. I also don’t understand other than the women enjoying the game and wanting the opportunity to bring attention to football for women, but because their bodies take some serious abuse playing in lingerie. This is what I mean about us supporting one another and not buying into gimmicks and concepts that make us look like we’ll go for anything. They aren’t getting paid, why ladies? Football is a full contact sport, you may not hit as hard as men, but our bodies aren’t built like theirs either. You have shoulder, elbow and knee pads but nothing to protect your breast but a bra? No pads for the rest of your body? This wouldn’t be an issue if women would just say, NO to things that are made to exploit us! I’m not gonna let you capitalize and make millions of dollars from me running up and down a football field in lingerie. I could almost understand if they were getting a salary. This is not about hate, it’s about how this man is getting paid to promote the sport using beautiful women in lingerie and not paying them at all.
I understand once our children are adults, they do what they want….I get that. I just don’t want to see corporations and people take advantage of women and people less fortunate than them. It’s our job as mature women to encourage and lift our young sistahs, whether they are our daughters, friends, church members or co-workers. Our bodies aren’t made to take that kind of abuse without protection. I would just like to see the same protection, concern and some kind of salary that the NFL gives their players. Sometimes you have to rant, and I just couldn’t let this one go without giving my opinion on the subject. Tell me what you think…and encourage a young woman today please.