What’s in a name? Women’s football in Finland looks to become just ‘football’ : WomensSoccer

What’s in a name? Women’s football in Finland looks to become just ‘football’ : WomensSoccer

For sure, the americans are very influential … r/womenssoccer, “woso” not “wofo” etc 😉

From the article:

“If [we talk about] a men’s league it’s okay to have a women’s league but it’s not okay to talk about a ‘league’ and a ‘women’s league’.”

In Norway, you have Eliteserien and Toppserien, two distinct names for men and women’s top leagues. The men’s league used to be named differently, because they sold the naming rights … not sure why they stopped, but I think it’s good to have static names like this.

Meanwhile, in Sweden, you have Allsvenskan and Damallsvenskan (Dam=Women)

Just earlier today, Kieran Theivam tweeted about a possibility that Chelsea’s FA cup match on sunday might be moved to monday due to storm Dennis, and he got loads of replies complaining about not prefixing it with women’s. If they followed him, they’d known, but he must have gotten retweeted into the brosphere… :p

It’s easy to distinguish “PL/Premier League” and “WSL” (maybe it should just be SL?), it’s harder when it’s the “FA Cup”, got to go by context.

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