On Tuesday’s edition of The Daily Wire’s The Matt Walsh Show, host Matt Walsh launched into yet another sexist and antifeminist rant, this time about women in sports broadcasting and endorsing the regressively sexist view that sports broadcasts (especially football) preferably be done by men.
Natalie Korach at Mediaite:
Daily Wire podcaster Matt Walsh called out reporter Lyndsey Gough and women sportscasters in general during a segment on The Matt Walsh Show on Tuesday
Gough is a sports reporter and sports director for WTOC 11 in Georgia. She received media attention after claiming she was “violated” by fans attending the Georgia-Clemson football game on Saturday.
Walsh went further, asserting, “Females enter into areas typically catered to and mostly belong to men, and then often quite successfully they try to change them, to emasculate them.”
According to Walsh, they “thereby destroy the primary reason for their existence in the first place.”
Transcript, via MMFA:
MATT WALSH (HOST): I must say, this situation only demonstrates why I, personally, prefer for sports broadcasts, especially football broadcasts, to be handled mostly by men. Lindsey, though worse than the average -- even as far as female sports reporters go -- is definitely not the only female to enter into this mostly male space and seek to feminize it. She wants the football stadium to be quiet and gentle, considerate, respectful of personal space. She wants it to be a more feminine environment. She's not trying to assimilate herself into the culture of football fans, she is rather hoping that they assimilate themselves to her. This is a problem across our culture, sports just happen to be an area where the problem is especially pronounced and obvious. Females enter into areas that have typically catered and mostly belong to men and then, often quite successfully, they try to change them, to emasculate them, and thereby destroy the primary reason for their existence in the first place.
This phenomenon is so far-reaching in football especially that they're even changing the rules now to make the game itself more gentle and feminine. Football, you know, is still violent, but it's less violent than it used to be. This year they're even focusing on penalizing players who say mean or rude things to each other on the football field. They've been doing this during the pre-season in the NFL.
All of this, along with the token female sideline reporters and the female analysts at half-time - it's an effort to make the game less appealing to the people the game was invented for to begin with.
From the 09.07.2021 edition of The Daily Wire’s The Matt Walsh Show:
On Twitter, Walsh doubled down on his sexist opposition to women in male-dominated spaces when covering sports: