This friend played sports at a high level, and he asked me, tentatively, whether he could explain why he doesn’t watch women’s sports. “Of course,” I said. “Let’s hear it.” I wanted nothing more than to understand why someone like him—an athlete, a millennial, a feminist—had never turned on a women’s basketball game. Or, more precisely, I wanted to hear why he believes he hasn’t.
“I’ve actually thought about this a lot over the years,” he said. “Because I often feel some level of guilt about it, but when it comes down to it, I just think that if I’m going to take the time to watch sports, I want to be watching them at the peak of how they can be played—speed, strength, all of it. And to me, that pinnacle is happening on the men’s side.”
Why would anyone feel guilty for not watching women's basketball? US Women's basketball is a sad joke. The Vagina League has lost money every single year of its existence. The STRONG, INDEPENDENT, FIERCE women have to get money from the men's side to stay afloat. If anything, the silly viewers of women's basketball are the ones who should feel guilty for supporting this mediocre parody of a sport.
Anyway, the rest of the article is some top-level mental gymnastics. I give it a 7.5.