Click here to Skip to main content
14,328,491 members

Welcome to the Lounge

   

For discussing anything related to a software developer's life but is not for programming questions. Got a programming question?

The Lounge is rated Safe For Work. If you're about to post something inappropriate for a shared office environment, then don't post it. No ads, no abuse, and no programming questions. Trolling, (political, climate, religious or whatever) will result in your account being removed.
 
GeneralRe: My condolences to the UK folk Pin
OriginalGriff2-Jul-19 19:52
protectorOriginalGriff2-Jul-19 19:52 
GeneralRe: My condolences to the UK folk Pin
pkfox2-Jul-19 23:33
professionalpkfox2-Jul-19 23:33 
GeneralRe: My condolences to the UK folk Pin
Dr.Walt Fair, PE3-Jul-19 5:50
professionalDr.Walt Fair, PE3-Jul-19 5:50 
GeneralRe: My condolences to the UK folk Pin
OriginalGriff3-Jul-19 6:18
protectorOriginalGriff3-Jul-19 6:18 
GeneralRe: My condolences to the UK folk Pin
Duncan Edwards Jones2-Jul-19 21:36
professionalDuncan Edwards Jones2-Jul-19 21:36 
GeneralRe: My condolences to the UK folk Pin
F-ES Sitecore2-Jul-19 21:50
mveF-ES Sitecore2-Jul-19 21:50 
GeneralRe: My condolences to the UK folk Pin
PeejayAdams3-Jul-19 0:15
memberPeejayAdams3-Jul-19 0:15 
GeneralRe: My condolences to the UK folk Pin
F-ES Sitecore3-Jul-19 0:28
mveF-ES Sitecore3-Jul-19 0:28 
PeejayAdams wrote:
last night's game got 11.7 million viewers in the UK, that's massive.

Because it was over-represented and people watched it as a novelty. It's not something that's going to stick. Alas the coverage was on while I was at the gym so I was exposed to some of the pre-match hype.

First off football (by "football" I mean men's football) is male-dominated, obviously, that's just how it is, men prefer sport to women. However the in-studio pundits are generally a mix of males and females, and they always try and interview female fans while covering matches. The coverage I saw was 100% female, no men involved. So they go on about diversity and inclusion yet they are *less* diverse and *less* inclusive than a sport that's famously male-dominated. That's going to turn normal people off. Women are only interested in this because they want to push a feminist agenda. That's going to turn normal people off. They were actually saying that the England\US teams are pro gay rights. Seriously? Who cares? Are you saying that male teams are anti gay rights? Maybe it's just that in football people only care about the football and not identity politics so it just isn't something made a song and dance about? Yeah, obviously it's hardly gay-friendly, that's a given, but again no-one cares.

The whole thing is just some woke, identity politics feminist fest and the general public simply don't care about these things, it actually turns them off. They want to see balls kicked into a net, not be lectured on how they are morally inferior or have the "wrong" opinions. The whole thing is doomed to fail.

Unless they make them play in bikinis. Then I'd watch.
GeneralRe: My condolences to the UK folk Pin
PeejayAdams3-Jul-19 1:03
memberPeejayAdams3-Jul-19 1:03 
GeneralRe: My condolences to the UK folk Pin
F-ES Sitecore3-Jul-19 1:13
mveF-ES Sitecore3-Jul-19 1:13 
GeneralRe: My condolences to the UK folk Pin
PeejayAdams3-Jul-19 1:19
memberPeejayAdams3-Jul-19 1:19 
GeneralRe: My condolences to the UK folk Pin
F-ES Sitecore3-Jul-19 2:47
mveF-ES Sitecore3-Jul-19 2:47 
GeneralRe: My condolences to the UK folk Pin
PeejayAdams3-Jul-19 2:59
memberPeejayAdams3-Jul-19 2:59 
GeneralRe: My condolences to the UK folk Pin
F-ES Sitecore3-Jul-19 3:34
mveF-ES Sitecore3-Jul-19 3:34 
GeneralRe: My condolences to the UK folk Pin
PeejayAdams3-Jul-19 4:05
memberPeejayAdams3-Jul-19 4:05 
GeneralRe: My condolences to the UK folk Pin
F-ES Sitecore3-Jul-19 4:23
mveF-ES Sitecore3-Jul-19 4:23 
GeneralRe: My condolences to the UK folk Pin
PeejayAdams3-Jul-19 4:31
memberPeejayAdams3-Jul-19 4:31 
GeneralRe: My condolences to the UK folk Pin
F-ES Sitecore3-Jul-19 4:34
mveF-ES Sitecore3-Jul-19 4:34 
GeneralRe: My condolences to the UK folk Pin
Dr.Walt Fair, PE3-Jul-19 5:56
professionalDr.Walt Fair, PE3-Jul-19 5:56 
GeneralWhoohoo! I just passed... PinPopular
Sander Rossel2-Jul-19 5:14
professionalSander Rossel2-Jul-19 5:14 
GeneralRe: Whoohoo! I just passed... PinPopular
Dr.Walt Fair, PE2-Jul-19 5:18
professionalDr.Walt Fair, PE2-Jul-19 5:18 
GeneralRe: Whoohoo! I just passed... Pin
Sander Rossel2-Jul-19 5:51
professionalSander Rossel2-Jul-19 5:51 
GeneralRe: Whoohoo! I just passed... Pin
Dr.Walt Fair, PE2-Jul-19 5:54
professionalDr.Walt Fair, PE2-Jul-19 5:54 
GeneralRe: Whoohoo! I just passed... Pin
Sander Rossel2-Jul-19 6:03
professionalSander Rossel2-Jul-19 6:03 
GeneralRe: Whoohoo! I just passed... Pin
Dr.Walt Fair, PE2-Jul-19 6:30
professionalDr.Walt Fair, PE2-Jul-19 6:30 

General General    News News    Suggestion Suggestion    Question Question    Bug Bug    Answer Answer    Joke Joke    Praise Praise    Rant Rant    Admin Admin   

Use Ctrl+Left/Right to switch messages, Ctrl+Up/Down to switch threads, Ctrl+Shift+Left/Right to switch pages.