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Post by barrystar on Tue 17 Jan 2012, 1:13 pm

I saw some articles about how Laura was making a statement about gay equality by wearing a rainbow hairband and thought nothing of it.

Then I read that her match was in the Margaret Court Arena, named after the Evangalical Christian Pentecostal Minster and former tennis great who does a line in 'curing' homosexuals and recently described homosexuality as an abomination. Gay rights groups asked spectators at the Margaret Court arena to take rainbow flags &c to make a point - and Laura wore her rainbow hairband.

However, when questioned afterwards she affected to be somewhat vaguely aware of the circumstances and only making a generalised comment but not taking part in the protest - hence embroiling herself in a 'controversy' according to the Guardian and no doubt others.

It seems to me she was a little unwise, not because of the cause she was espousing, but because of her age, the context of needing to win a tough tennis match here and quite a lot in the near future, but being somewhat half-hearted about it.

All 17-yr-olds are entitled to a point of view, but if they want to promote it they had better doubly do their stuff and be ready to defend themselves and think about the consequences for them or not bother - the world has a particular joy in picking apart young would-be morality lecturers. To wear the hairband and profess only to have been vaguely aware of the Court controversy is the worst of all worlds - sucking herself into the media scrum but not getting to make the point and really looking rather flakey.

She must obviously know that there is a silly taboo about lesbianism in woman's tennis with lots of rumours and that coming out is usually a bad decision commercially. The water around that issue is pretty hot and toes should be dipped into it with forethought and usually by the committed. I hope she learns from this.
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Post by Josiah Maiestas on Tue 17 Jan 2012, 1:30 pm

She's too young to have an opinion, anyway who can take her seriously when she never even made quarters of a slam yet? thumbsdown
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Post by Jeremy_Kyle on Tue 17 Jan 2012, 1:40 pm

Someone told me Noleisthebest also was wearing similar hairband recently, but I can't confirm reliability of the source Smile
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Post by legendkillar on Tue 17 Jan 2012, 1:43 pm

Jeremy_Kyle wrote:Someone told me Noleisthebest also was wearing similar hairband recently, but I can't confirm reliability of the source Smile

did she buy it from Tesco's? Whistle

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Post by Josiah Maiestas on Tue 17 Jan 2012, 1:54 pm

legendkillar wrote:
Jeremy_Kyle wrote:Someone told me Noleisthebest also was wearing similar hairband recently, but I can't confirm reliability of the source Smile

did she buy it from Tesco's? Whistle

She lives in the countryside, won't find a Tesco's for 20 miles.
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Post by djlovesyou on Tue 17 Jan 2012, 2:06 pm

Josiah Maiestas wrote:She's too young to have an opinion, anyway who can take her seriously when she never even made quarters of a slam yet? thumbsdown

Which slam quarter have you made in order for your opinions to be valid?

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Post by Guest on Tue 17 Jan 2012, 2:21 pm

Geez these hacks really are scraping the barrel.

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Post by Josiah Maiestas on Tue 17 Jan 2012, 2:23 pm

Which slam quarter have you made in order for your opinions to be valid?

Can't you see the sarcasm in my post? durrrrrr thumbsup
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Post by djlovesyou on Tue 17 Jan 2012, 3:33 pm

See, I lose track of which trolls troll which subject.

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Post by hawkeye on Tue 17 Jan 2012, 4:11 pm

Jeremy_Kyle wrote:Someone told me Noleisthebest also was wearing similar hairband recently, but I can't confirm reliability of the source Smile

That would be a real feel good story if it were true...

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Post by deeznu on Tue 17 Jan 2012, 5:07 pm

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Post by coolpixel on Tue 17 Jan 2012, 9:52 pm

Noleisthebest is female?

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Post by carrieg4 on Tue 17 Jan 2012, 9:53 pm

coolpixel wrote:Noleisthebest is female?

Yes she is.

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Post by JuliusHMarx on Tue 17 Jan 2012, 9:56 pm

coolpixel wrote:Noleisthebest is female?

Yes, but I know what you mean. Unless a poster states their gender, there's no agenda to find out their gender.
(Look, Ma, I didn't say 'sex')

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Post by Guest on Tue 17 Jan 2012, 11:47 pm

Geez, get a grip ...

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Post by bogbrush on Wed 18 Jan 2012, 6:20 am

The Guardian will be in a lather about this.
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