FOOTBALL WOMEN - CRITICAL VOICES OF A MINORITY
- Ronny Blaschke / Deutschlandfunk Kultur
Women in football have never been discussed as intensely as in 2019, thanks in particular to the US world champions. However, a negative view of sexism and exclusion often dominates the debate. These issues are undoubtedly important, but creative and critical women in the world's most popular sport have been around for a long time. Berlin-based journalist Ronny Blaschke introduces three of them in the feature “Football women - critical voices of a minority”: Antje Grabenhorst from Bremen; Sandra Schwedler, head of the supervisory board of FC St. Pauli, and Johanna Small, trainer and activist. The reporter Blaschke accompanies the football women over several months to home games, conferences and training sessions. It describes their entry into football, their commitment and their role model function. Blaschke, who works in Germany primarily for the nationwide radio Deutschlandfunk, relies on lively acoustics and on especially composed rap lyrics. He lets the ideas of the football women speak for themselves. Not only in Germany, there are hardly any women in ultra-scenes or on the boards of the big clubs who make decisions. The football women in the feature want to use their biographies to ensure that things will change.
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