Re: Your article and discussion of morality and economics of the Lingerie Football League using the AESC.
As I read this article and comments on the use of this facility by the LFL, I felt compelled as a woman to respond, and to question and clarify some of the content contained in this article, especially since the only woman in this article seemingly portrays this as a positive use of publicly owned and funded space.
The city should be concerned about the use of this facility for the LFL, because the issues go far beyond morality and economics.
AESC GM Jason Blumenfeld compares this show to a rock concert when in fact, in this day and age, it should be compared to a circus using live animals.
Women were declared persons and allowed to vote and now make up the majority of people in this country. We have long struggled with rights guaranteed by law including gender equality, equity and inclusion. In recent years, lawsuits were filed by young women against municipalities to allow access to playing fields and inclusion on sports teams. These young women are judged on their abilities, not the size of their breasts or physical attributes.
Coun. Simon Gibson seemed to be the only person enlightened enough to be speaking for the majority of people in this country, women. He is correct that this entertainment is demeaning to women. It is demeaning and degrading to all female amateur and professional athletes, who have long struggled to be allowed to play sports and be recognized as true athletes.
The LFL and this article depict scantily clad, well endowed women with numbers on their breasts, wearing garters and their butt cheeks hanging out. Is this really an appropriate use of a publicly funded and owned building? Is this the message we wish to send to our children?