Thursday, May 25, 2017

Nasty old woman

http://www.theage.com.au/sport/tennis/margaret-courts-antigay-rights-stance-deserves-a-boycott-of-its-own-20170525-gwda2w.html

Here are a couple of snips from the article. It seems a tennis court has been named after where the Australian Open tennis is held.

The Margaret Court thing? Her comments that she refuses to fly Qantas anymore in protest at Qantas CEO's advocacy of same-sex marriage? Simply sad. She embarrasses herself. Her remarks are consistent with other homophobic comments she has made over the years - "To legitimize what God calls abominable sexual practices that include sodomy, reveals our ignorance as to the ills that come when society is forced to accept law that violates their very own God-given nature," – and no great surprise.
"I am disappointed that Qantas has become an active promoter for same sex marriage," Ms Court said in a letter to the editor published in The West Australian on Thursday. "I believe in marriage as a union between a man and a woman as stated in the Bible. Your statement leaves me no option but to use other airlines where possible for my extensive travelling."
Blogmate Gattina once opined that in Australia we use a lot of English place names, and we do because of our heritage. However there are quite a number of places with foreign and Aboriginal place names and so why not call the tennis court, Goolagong Court, after our most famous female Aboriginal tennis player, a Grand Slam winner at home and overseas.

Tennis is an inclusive game, and ever more inclusive in the 21st century. Does Melbourne Park really want to have an arena named after someone who stands so firmly against such inclusiveness, who is becoming a byword for bigot?
Personally, I know of no finer person, no more generous and inclusive than Evonne Goolagong-Cawley. I run into her about once a year in airports around Australia and she is always on her way to do something to help someone. How bout the Evonne Goolagong Arena, as a name that tennis can be proud to put up in lights?

Of course, there are no dykes who are or have been top tennis players.

33 comments:

  1. Definitely no lesbian tennis players. Nor women's soccer [football] players. Meanwhile, not one of Britain’s four thousand professional footballers is openly gay - see

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    1. Marcellous, I think there was one who came recently, but perhaps he played in a minor league and or had finished his football career. One possible out of 4000.

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  2. https://www.lrb.co.uk/v39/n09/theo-tait/bloody-brilliant-banter (you can register for a one-off free view though the source of this figure must be elsewhere).

    I'd say team sports are worse than individual sports in this regard - it's the fear of those leering eyes in the showers and the complexities of team bonding in all that sports-lite clothing, I expect.

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    1. Complicated. Do you really think it is the shower room problem? However, that is certainly suggested by many.

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  3. Look at the family Margaret Smith Court married into :(

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    1. I see what you mean, Hels.

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  4. Andrew, That's very sad to hear. I read that Ms Court once suffered from mental problems. I wonder if her demons are returning.

    Karl Marx once said that "The single greatest obstacle to human progress was Religion." And I'm with him on that one hundred percent.

    Although Ms Court was before my time I do like to watch the great legends on video. It would seem that the Aussies dominated the game of Tennis in the late 60's early 70's. And I was recently watching a recording of Ms Goolagong. She personified grace, beauty and femininity in the game. I'm surprised we don't see her on tv anymore. We always have a special place in our Royal Box at Wimbledon for the legend that is Rod Laver.

    But Andrew, have you decided not to join us on our next new blogging chapter??? I think we're already 3 pages in. (details in my profile).

    Dee.

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    1. Dee, Marx said many wise things indeed. I didn't know about your latest blog. Thanks.

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  5. She's just a sour-faced old biddy with a 19th C attitude. I think someone should inform her that her beloved 'Bible' was written in 320 AD by a bunch of squabbling bigots. If she thinks it was written by some 'GOD', she's a fool.

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  6. Well done Margaret Court. Stand up for what you believe in a dead world where 'inclusion' means abusing people who think differently from the 'tolerant.'
    God will respect such honesty in the face of abuse.

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    1. Its ironic Adullamite (above) that your description 'abusing people who think differently (or are different)' exactly describes Margaret Court's comments and attitudes.

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    2. Adullamite, I endorse Victor's comment. I also take issue with being tolerated.

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  7. Maybe Mrs Court never overcame her tennis losses to Billy Jean King (Moffet) - a lesbian.

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    1. Victor, maybe she didn't.

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  8. I think (KNOW) Qantas will survive without her business. And wouldn't be surprised if business from other areas increases.

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    1. EC, given the CEO of Qantas is gay, I would be disappointed in anything less than full support.

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  9. Good luck to Margaret living there in Perth which is mainly serviced by airlines that support gay marriage. I guess she isn't going anywhere for a while. :)

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    1. Snoskred, she is very limited. Virgin supports gay marriage and doesn't it now own Tiger? She will be eternally damned to fly Rex.

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  10. She's going to have to walk everywhere now, the nasty old c world.

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    1. Fen, could I go so far as saying nasty old bible bashing c***.

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    2. Indeed, a supporter of apartheid in SA and thinking it should happen in the US.

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    3. and now she's saying that trans and non binary kids are the work of the devil. She needs to shut her ugly mouth and fast.

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    4. Jesus, she needs locking up. Is she insane?

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  11. Anonymous8:16 pm

    There are some things I don't understand about Margaret Court.

    She says everything is in the Bible, and has cited Genesis as the foundation for her belief that same sex marriage is wrong, quoting bits about Adam's rib.

    So she would also have followed the part in the New Testament about selling all you have and giving the proceeds to the poor?

    If she has done this, how on earth is she travelling on Qantas? It should be Jetstar or stay home shouldn't it?

    I could say MUCH MORE about following the teachings of St Paul but I'll spare you.

    Marie

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    1. Marie, love your work. Just so you know, I don't believe in any god or greater being. The human race has evolved, and religion was a constant through evolution, but in modern times, it is history and not relevant to today.

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  12. Yeah why name something that makes one taste and think brine? I like your suggestion as to what to name the court.

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    1. Strayer, the authorities aren't budging on a name change, yet.

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  13. I'm quite sure Qantas couldn't give a fig if she flies with them or not.. silly old moo that she is!

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    1. Grace, if you were a gay flight attendant, wouldn't you feel uncomfortable serving her.

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  14. Msrgaret Court is a sour-faced, sanctimonious, self-righteous old bible basher!!

    I'm sure Qantas could care less whether she flies with the airline or not! Perhaps she should just stay at home and take up needle-point, and kept her narrow-minded blinkered thoughts to herself!

    That's my opinion on the matter! When I heard this on the news yesterday morning I growled well enough to make a German Shepherd proud and jealous!!

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    1. Lee, what a wonderful string of adjectives to describe her. She can have her views but why set out to be controversial and hurtful.

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