Like it or not, the National Hockey League is by nature the white male establishment. It’s a shame that we have to have so much fun and like sports so much in the shadow of rich white male millionaires, who may in essence still see most of us with uteri as semen incubators and/or sex objects, and worse for those of us who don’t fit comfortably into the gender binary. Luckily, we know better. It is our self-awareness that gets us through every hockey season.
Pro sports culture has a historically shitty attitude towards women, which is at its best dismissive and at its worst downright life-threatening (see: Roger Goodell and the NFL’s attitude towards domestic abuse). But thanks to the Internet, nothing really stays secret anymore, and passivity might finally be going out of style. Let’s be part of the goddamn change.