Sexism, Assault, and the Women’s World Cup

This week Fred and Matt chat about the recent Women’s World Cup. This was a dramatically successful event in Australia, captivating audiences, but it was marred at the podium when Spanish star Jenni Hermoso was kissed on stage by Spanish football President Luis Rubiales without her consent.

This caused dramatic backlash, but Rubiales refuses to step down and was initially supported by the Spanish soccer club.

What does this event say about our social progress towards safety and equality for everyone? Is this a worrying signal of entrenched patriarchy, or merely a storm in a teacup? Listen in this week to find out.

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