Sue Lopez discusses support from men

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Sue Lopez talks about the support she received from men in her fight to be allowed to play professional football.

Consider the role of men in relation to women’s entrance into traditionally male-dominated professions and leisure activities such as football. How crucial is it that men work as allies and enablers?

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Sue Lopez playing football © Sue Lopez

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Brian Glanville said women's football won't be accepted because the people, the establishment, the press, is basically quite macho and really football is seen as a men’s game. You're invading the locker room, almost, you know. So, I guess, I don’t know, I mean who knows what some men, all I can say is I speak as I find. Football’s been wonderful to me, it’s hurt me sometimes, but I wouldn't change my life in football. And the same with men. I've had some fabulously supportive men. They didn't have to support me, there was nothing in it for them to support me. I'm no big name, I'm not doing anything for their ego, in a way. They just did it genuinely, which was nice. And then others, I guess maybe in most fields there's those who have got power in their field and would feel threatened by people, and maybe particularly women.
Title:
Sue Lopez discusses support from men
Date:
17 May 2012
Duration:
1:12
Format:
Sound recording
Language:
English
Collection:
Sisterhood and After: The Women's Liberation Oral History Project
Copyright:
© British Library
Held by
British Library
Shelfmark:
C1420/57

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