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Sexism in Snooker

Postby KrazeeEyezKilla

There was a feature on BBC's One Show last night with Womens No.3 ranked player Rebecca Kenny about sexism in Snooker. She was playing in a league where two of the teams were in clubs that barred women and she couldn't play her teams fixture against them.

Runs from around 7.20 to 15.00 and has a brief comment at the end from Richard Carpenter from The Carpenters.

https://youtu.be/ybtePhrcVss

Re: Sexism in Snooker

Postby Cloud Strife

They should hold their next league fixtures in a kitchen. I'm sure she'd be more than welcome in there.

Re: Sexism in Snooker

Postby The_Abbott

It would be great if a woman can qualify for the tour as the more press coverage there is will help. I guess some clubs are still "gentleman" clubs where they smoke and drink all day. This will eradicate in time I'm sure.

Re: Sexism in Snooker

Postby Badsnookerplayer

How long before one of the lower ranked players identifies as a woman in an attempt to take the Women's world championship?

My money is on Joe Swail.

Re: Sexism in Snooker

Postby KrazeeEyezKilla

There's an old story about Donald Sutherland going to see White-Stevens in the 1984 Masters and arriving late just in time to see the 147 which was the first frame of Snooker he ever saw. That feature might be the first exposure to Snooker Richard Carpenter ever got and I don't think he got as good an impression as Donald.

Re: Sexism in Snooker

Postby SnookerFan

Badsnookerplayer wrote:How long before one of the lower ranked players identifies as a woman in an attempt to take the Women's world championship?

My money is on Joe Swail.


My money is on Ronnie.

He'd do anything for ranking points.

Re: Sexism in Snooker

Postby Dan-cat

The Nugget weighs in with some sense:

TWITTER ATTACK

@SteveSnooker Difficult to get socially retarded committees to see sense!? You’d hope that the league booted them out regardless of the effect it had on the league?

Re: Sexism in Snooker

Postby Cloud Strife

Anyone can be a woman these days. It all depends on how you feel when you get out of bed in the morning.

Re: Sexism in Snooker

Postby Johnny Bravo

The_Abbott wrote:It would be great if a woman can qualify for the tour as the more press coverage there is will help. I guess some clubs are still "gentleman" clubs where they smoke and drink all day. This will eradicate in time I'm sure.

Nothing wrong with drinking. The smoking is bad though, your clothes smell like rubbish from it.

Re: Sexism in Snooker

Postby Iranu

Johnny Bravo wrote:
The_Abbott wrote:It would be great if a woman can qualify for the tour as the more press coverage there is will help. I guess some clubs are still "gentleman" clubs where they smoke and drink all day. This will eradicate in time I'm sure.

Nothing wrong with drinking. The smoking is bad though, your clothes smell like rubbish from it.

Yep that’s definitely the worst thing about smoking.

Re: Sexism in Snooker

Postby mick745

Do they still allow smoking indoors anywhere, even in members only clubs??

Re: Sexism in Snooker

Postby The_Abbott

The_Abbott wrote:It would be great if a woman can qualify for the tour as the more press coverage there is will help. I guess some clubs are still "gentleman" clubs where they smoke and drink all day. This will eradicate in time I'm sure.



Not to be smug or anything but I have great foresight. We now have 2 women on the tour with more to follow.

Re: Sexism in Snooker

Postby Holden Chinaski

Iranu wrote:
Johnny Bravo wrote:
The_Abbott wrote:It would be great if a woman can qualify for the tour as the more press coverage there is will help. I guess some clubs are still "gentleman" clubs where they smoke and drink all day. This will eradicate in time I'm sure.

Nothing wrong with drinking. The smoking is bad though, your clothes smell like rubbish from it.

Yep that’s definitely the worst thing about smoking.

rofl

Re: Sexism in Snooker

Postby Minimum Break

mick745 wrote:Do they still allow smoking indoors anywhere, even in members only clubs??


You can smoke in the high roller rooms at casinos.

Re: Sexism in Snooker

Postby Alex0paul

I find it sexist that there is a women’s tour but no men’s tour

Re: Sexism in Snooker

Postby SnookerArcher

Cloud Strife wrote:Anyone can be a woman these days. It all depends on how you feel when you get out of bed in the morning.


This affront to logic... Really hope it's just some fad quickly forgotten about.


   

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