LFL a degrading game

T. McManus asks why the Lingerie Football League coming to our publicly owned AESC will shake my world.

T. McManus asks why the Lingerie Football League coming to our publicly owned AESC will shake my world. He compares LFL to cheerleaders, and women on beaches.

His arguments skirt the central issue. AESC is our public building. Bringing this underwear league to compete here is not comparable to cheerleaders. They are not engaged in ferocious combat that results in their scant bits of clothing ‘accidentally’ being pulled off.

The relevant question is whether publicly owned facilities can used for a ‘sport’ that has the potential for public nudity built right into the women’s contract. It’s a contact sport with the potential for serious injuries, yet deliberately inadequate protective gear.

The AESC belongs to Mr. McManus, and it belongs to me and to every other taxpayer in Abbotsford. So we should all have a voice when something of this magnitude is proposed.

Council has opened our city to a degrading game that reduces women to objects of lust. If LFL was about football, you would not be able to tell the sex of the players under all their protective padding.

Gerda Peachey