Near the Old Man of Storr, Scotland I took this in 2004

Monday, July 11, 2011

Good Game

So, I watched my second match of this current World Cup tonight. That's right, only my second game. I wrote a letter to the CBC re: their lack of coverage and hype for this tournament. I've added it at the end.

Tonight's match was amazing. I usually am not an American supporter, as I am Canadian, but the team was incredible-- ball handling, team playing , defense and offense. America played against filthy brazil, and beat them, and will now move on to the semi-finals this coming Wednesday.
I should just add, that it was just by sheer fluke that I happened upon finding a game tonight. My mom and I excitedly watched it. America overcame the bullshit attitude of the opposing team, who all looked like street thugs, and 2 rounds of extra over-time, and even an idiotic ref, who carded America's goalie for moving, yes, moving along her goal crease.. I've never even heard if that. Then again the ref also carded a player on the other team for taking too long to make a penalty kick..I've also never seen that happen.

The British commentator was clearly an American fan, and said that America had set a new standard in World Cup playing! The Americans didn't whinge even once,unlike their sore-losing opponents, who play dirty; they just kept on playing, even when the other team deliberately fouled on them, and then were given not one but 2 penalty kicks back to back when America's goal keeper was carded. Oh, and anther exiting point was that the stadium was sold out, almost 26,000 people were there, and from what I could see, it looked as if people were standing in the stairways. Impressive!!!

Here, as promised is my letter to the CBC:

To whom it may concern, ( sent via the cbc comments page, website

Friday, July 1, 2011

I am very angry that the CBC doesn't value women. This has been made evedent by the fact that while the World Cup 2011 (Women's Soccer) is currently happening,the CBC has not been showing the games, nor hyping up the event itself, as is normally the case with the men's World Cup. Why is that, are strong, clothed women just not cool?

This World Cup is supposed to be ground-breaking in that it's supposedly being televised, but where, and by whom?

If TV stations, especially the CBC and other media outlets openly shun women and refuse to acknowledge this event by not reporting the games and playing the games, what message does this continue to send to girls and women as well as men, both the allies and misogynists?


In other news, I've created a new petition calling for pets in Canada to be covered under our existing provincial health care policies, too. Here's the link