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Like a girl: where did you get the idea that football is not for women?

Despite the fact that there are practically no more exclusively female and male sports, it is rather difficult to talk about football as a game on equal terms. The ratings of the World Championships with the participation of men are much higher, in the stands and in front of TV screens a huge number of people are watching what is happening on the field, the multi-million dollar contracts of football players are breaking all records. But what can I say, women themselves prefer to root for men's football. Why is this happening, and is it only sexism that matters?

To understand the present, you need to know the past

Let's plunge into history. Britain is considered the birthplace of women's football. By the way, male too. Back in the mid-1880s, the British Ladies' Football Club team was founded on the initiative of the famous aristocrat Lady Florence Dixie. Although, many testimonies indicate that the first matches among married and unmarried women took place in the 17th century.

However, the miracle of accepting women into the ranks of professional athletes did not happen instantly. In those days, as we can guess, the ladies did not find a place in this area. Even doctors unanimously frightened with terrible diseases, loss of grace, grace and other delights.

And what in Russia?

Women's football in our country began to develop not much later than men's. Three decades later, two circles worked in the capital, and several university women's teams fought on the field.

One of the most famous women's football clubs of those times was Pushkino. Its members even got the opportunity to fight with men, but lost with a score of 2: 8.

The best football times

The First World War breathed a second life into women's football and became a powerful impetus for its development ... Many girls were forced to leave home and get jobs in factories. All of them were quite teenagers, and the difficult working conditions negatively affected the psyche. Then the Ministry of War Industry decided to organize permanent leisure, and the seemingly rough male game became its third most widespread form. Apparently, it was much easier to relieve stress this way.

And, although in 1912 the English Association showed the first notes of discrimination by issuing a decree prohibiting ladies from playing in stadiums where matches of the men's league are held, a few years later it happened one important event.

In April 1920, the world's first international women's match took place. In Liverpool, a charity duel took place between the French women and the Dick football club, Kerrʼs Ladies, which was attended by about 50,000 spectators. The remaining 10,000 people, according to some information, were simply not allowed to enter the filled stadium.

However, numerous prohibitions and infringements still pushed the beautiful half of humanity into the background.

Qualitative shifts happened only in the late 60swith the rise of feminist movements in the democratic world. The unofficial World Cup in England was of particular importance then. Since that time, women's football federations have begun to operate in several countries, and national tournaments have been held.

Who are the referees?

For the first time, a woman was allowed to referee top league matches in Brazil. The lucky woman was radio columnist Lea Campom, who served matches in Mexico, France, Italy, Guatemala, Portugal and Spain. Then the famous Portuguese footballer Eusebio defined her as a woman who understands football perfectly.

On the contrary, the male part of the judges' society categorically refused to participate in women's matches, arguing that it is simply impossible to talk between football players, and any penalty ends in tears. Well, a pretty strong argument, if, of course, true. And the FIFA leadership again froze in indecision and anticipation.

Second wind

In 1991, the first women's World Cup was held. The USSR national team did not take part and, to be honest, did not even strive. The team wanted to gain experience in friendly matches.

In the following years, Russian footballers tried their hand at foreign tournaments, reach the quarterfinals of the European Championship. In 1996, women's football was approved in the program of the Olympic Games.

In 2009, Permskaya Zvezda reached the final of the Women's Champions League, this is the highest achievement of Russian women's club football.

In 2015 Elena Fomina, in the past player of the national team, became the second woman in history and the first Russian woman to head the national team of the country.

And, it would seem, everything is fine and no infringement is felt. But the girls are not happy, is it in vain?
You have probably seen the video released by the German women's team, in which they ridicule the prejudices about what women should do.

The German women's team: here there are no balls, but we know how to handle them

And this is partly justified. And it's not about discrimination by men. The main problem is that the world of big sports (in most of its types) is considered the world of male values. Physical activity, rivalry, aggression, competition - all this is not about girls. These things are quite tightly associated with masculine qualities throughout society as a whole. Well, if you show weakness, submissiveness or unwillingness to go into conflict, you behave like a girl.

But these qualities are not separately about boys and girls for a long time, and we understand this perfectly well, only in the mass consciousness still somehow does not fit.

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