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    Lingerie Football League

    The Lingerie Football League, comprised of skin-clad women dressed up in lingerie wearing hockey face masks and shoulder pads playing American football, has recently changed their name to Legends Football League. Since its reception, the sport has been criticized as hurtful towards the creditation of women's professional sports and even dismissed as a joke.

    http://www.thepostgame.com/blog/dish...oes-rebranding

    While they are changing towards wearing more athletic performance attire with the same amount of nudity, they continue to objectify women's bodies. I'm not sure if the league is trying to build a larger fan base in addition to the mostly drunk and creepy men who watch the games, but it seems they are gaining international attention with more men around the globe who want to watch half naked women pushing each other. In fact, certain countries report a higher interest to watch the LFL rather than the NFL!

    Does anybody think this is hurtful to the portrayal of women's image? What about for sports like volleyball with lots of skin exposure as well? Perhaps any attention is good attention as long as the profits keep coming?

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    If this women's football league was more about sport than objectification, then I'd be all for it.

    The only way I would say that it's better for women's image is that it makes football a sport both genders can participate in. I wish there was a women's football league for them to play fully clothed and fully padded, but it seems quite unnecessary for them to be wearing skimpy attire just to do it.

    More importantly, these women safety is at risk while playing in the LFL. They're not paid, they can be fined for wearing too many clothes, and they're at risk of injury from wearing hardly anything. I find it absurd that how can anyone run a league and threaten legal action for workers inquiring about health coverage or salary.

    I read this good article about it:
    http://collectiveshout.org/2012/05/t...s-about-sport/

    And this here, concerning the safety of the players:

    http://www.thesmokinggun.com/documen...gets-litigious

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    Well said I agree with this answer. I also can't imagine anybody even coming up with a league where the men only wear speedos.

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    I'm a male who loves women as much as the next guy (and toss off to porn, not to be a hypocrite).. but I'm even offended by it. It's creepy and bizarre and definitely hurts the reputation of womens' sports in general.. as not to be taken seriously, or you should be attractive first and foremost.

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    Quote kc1895 View Post
    The Lingerie Football League, comprised of skin-clad women dressed up in lingerie wearing hockey face masks and shoulder pads playing American football, has recently changed their name to Legends Football League. Since its reception, the sport has been criticized as hurtful towards the creditation of women's professional sports and even dismissed as a joke.

    http://www.thepostgame.com/blog/dish...oes-rebranding

    While they are changing towards wearing more athletic performance attire with the same amount of nudity, they continue to objectify women's bodies. I'm not sure if the league is trying to build a larger fan base in addition to the mostly drunk and creepy men who watch the games, but it seems they are gaining international attention with more men around the globe who want to watch half naked women pushing each other. In fact, certain countries report a higher interest to watch the LFL rather than the NFL!

    Does anybody think this is hurtful to the portrayal of women's image? What about for sports like volleyball with lots of skin exposure as well? Perhaps any attention is good attention as long as the profits keep coming?
    lol . I knew exactly what this was gonna be just by looking at the name of the thread subject.

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    Who actually watches this crap? :/
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    I don't like football, so I would be only watching it for the sexy women. Which would be wrong.

    I might as well just watch a porn film. More nudity, and at least someone is getting lucky.

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    That just seems corny more than anything.

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    And people thought arena football's rules were bad...

    Speaking of...

    Mortaza, a former "Blind Date" contestant whose rap sheet includes drunk driving and public intoxication arrests, is the league's chief enforcer.


    Huh. Seems legit.

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    Well said I agree with this answer. I also can't imagine anybody even coming up with a league where the men only wear speedos.
    It's called WWE.
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    It's all about making money, and business men will use whatever sells whether it is sex or violence they don't care they have no morals.

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    It's all about making money, and business men will use whatever sells whether it is sex or violence they don't care they have no morals.
    It's not just men coming up with these ideas.
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    Quote falling down View Post
    It's called WWE.
    The Lingere Football League and the WWE aren't even comparable. Men who fight in the WWE aren't looked upon as sex objects as much as the ladies in the Lingere Football League. Also, in the LFL, the ladies are judged mostly on their looks, while the guys who fight in the WWE are judged mainly for their talent in wrestling.

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    Quote falling down View Post
    It's not just men coming up with these ideas.
    I know there are some equally evil women, the world is not a nice place.

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    Quote stargirl View Post
    The Lingere Football League and the WWE aren't even comparable. Men who fight in the WWE aren't looked upon as sex objects as much as the ladies in the Lingere Football League. Also, in the LFL, the ladies are judged mostly on their looks, while the guys who fight in the WWE are judged mainly for their talent in wrestling.


    They don't really fight, they entertain. It's scripted action like stunt men and women in a movie. The guys that make it big in the wrestling business over the last 15-20 years or so are usually poster boys like Shawn Michaels, Bret Hart in their prime, The Rock, John Cena, Randy Orton over the last decade. Many of them wear less than lingerie and they have as big or bigger an audience of women than men.


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    I know there are some equally evil women, the world is not a nice place.
    It's not really that evil, no one is forcing the women to do it. They signed up for it.
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