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madiq commented on: Cyborg Tested Positive for Steroids. Now What?
I do think it is bad for women's MMA that one of the top female names, and the most dominating figure in the women's side of the ledger tested positive for steroids. Female athletes constantly deal with the perception that they are less "feminine" th...Read on
Sunday, January 8, 2012 at 11:52am EST
madiq commented on: UFC's Parent Company Zuffa Buys Strikeforce – What Does this Mean for Women’s MMA?
But if Zuffa has no interest in promoting Women's Divisions when Strikeforce ends, why do we think Zuffa will invest resources in promoting and developing the divisions in anything more than a perfunctory way?...Read on
Saturday, March 12, 2011 at 4:19pm EST
madiq commented on: 108-3
I've debated this topic with my friends a lot, and the first thing I note is that the outrage is always most pronounced when girls are involved. To me, it's because the media wants to pkay on our subconscious desire to "protect" these girls and their...Read on
Wednesday, January 26, 2011 at 11:14am EST
madiq commented on: 'Wonder Woman' series a no-go for now
Personally, I'd love to see a She-Hulk series. She's a lawyer, so there's built-in legal drama, and most potential viewers are familiar with her cousin the "He-Hulk," and the concept of getting mad, then turning green. Plus, the She-Hulk comic series...Read on
Tuesday, January 11, 2011 at 5:31pm EST
madiq commented on: Cue The Hallelujah Chorus
Not to be a jerk, but why is having an unbeaten team bad for a new league? Isn't there a built-in storyline to dominance, and possibly setting a standard for greatness, right at the outset?...Read on
Tuesday, December 21, 2010 at 11:59am EST
madiq commented on: The Beautiful Naked People
As a man, I'm not sure how much weight my opinion holds in the current conversation, but I'm going to offer my perspective anyway.I don't regularly purchase the ESPN Body Issue, but generally my exposure to the photographs has been positive, in that ...Read on
Tuesday, December 21, 2010 at 10:17am EST
madiq commented on: Reebok on the Rebound?
Sounds like the Easytone is attempting to cultivate the health club demographic, of women who work out to be seen as more attractive to men (or women). Given what I've observed to be a commonly-held preoccupation with the size and shape of the butt, ...Read on
Tuesday, March 9, 2010 at 7:41pm EST
madiq commented on: Why can't women be athletic and sexy, too?
As a man, I do think that I'm in a tough spot when I root for an athlete to succeed merely because she's hot, because I would typically not do that for male athletes. However, it obviously helps a sport to have a superstar that's marketable, and bein...Read on
Saturday, February 20, 2010 at 10:43am EST
madiq commented on: NBC: World's best "girls" give it their all in the women's downhill
But all sports try to capitalize on the romantic notion that "just having fun" and being "like a kid out there" is a laudable trait, so calling male athletes "boys" instead of "men," or female athletes "girls" instead of "women," is just a way of all...Read on
Saturday, February 20, 2010 at 10:21am EST
madiq commented on: And as a reward for being a criminal Mike Vick gets his own TV Show!
I'd imagine that a show about a fallen hero, one whose own ego and immaturity cost him the respect and esteem of millions, and who has at least paid lip service to the notion that he will attempt to atone for his sins, might be a tad inspiring to a c...Read on
Friday, January 22, 2010 at 8:36pm EST