Call ‘Em Bimbos And They’ll Put A Skate In Your Face

The Ducks recently held their Power Player auditions (i.e. the girls with the snow shovels three times a period).  A lot of other teams are doing the same and recently I’ve noticed a big opinion rift concerning the idea of female bare midriffs skating around during commercial breaks.

The Ducks were one of the first teams to introduce ice girls and I (like many strongly opinionated females) was initially appalled by the idea.  I even remember reading a Ducks employee writing in his blog something along the lines of “…aah, bare midriffs cleaning the ice.  Now I know I’m home.”

**eeeewwwwww!!!**

Now, I’m not some feminist whack-job who burned her bra in the ‘60s, doesn’t shave her armpits or has a girlfriend named “Steve”.  I simply believe women should be respected for who they are and not be objectified.

However, once I came to my senses, I remembered that the male brain is not wired that way.

(And by the way, neither is the female brain – we check out the hot dudes too!)

Everyone responds to eyecandy.  Plus other sports utilize chicks in more pointless fashion.  Football cheerleaders just jump around a bunch, at least ice girls are actually doing something useful!

The Ducks Adam Brady’s coverage can be found here (complete with cool photos).

The average ice girl job is part time and the pay rate (last time I checked) is around $13 an hour.  Not exactly a get rich quick scheme.

Most of the girls I have met are in college, love hockey and are definitely not bimbos.  I say, if you’re pretty, in good shape and can work it, use what you’ve got while you have it.  The window of opportunity for us females is a lot shorter than for guys and we need to use it while we can.  Remember the old saying; women get older, men become more distinguished. 

There’s also a little thing called “free will”.  No one is forcing anyone to do anything.  If you go in with your eyes open and know what you are getting into, then I say knock yourself out!  More power to you and if you manage to leverage a bit of celebrity for yourself, then you’ve accomplished more than the average person.

The blogs where women are complaining about the objectification of ice girls are – as far as I can tell – being spearheaded by women who have self-esteem issues and are the same type of person who takes offense when a male coworker complements them on their new haircut. 

I need to stop.  If I go on like this, it’s going to turn into a huge rant about how unattractive women just love to bag on attractive women instead of trying to improve themselves and that would be stupid, petty and just plain pointless.

Gotta give a shout out to Debbie over at the Kings who was the first lady to prove to me the girls are smart, sassy and definitely a force to be reckoned with!

Topics: Anaheim, Disney, Duck Call, Ducks, Hockey, Ice, Kings, L.A., NHL, Pond, Wild Wing

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  • Joe Matsakapetros Jr.

    Can I meet them?

  • Chris Boscarino

    Hi, long time listener, short time fan here! OK, I like to watch women as much as the next guy, but it seems this is just too common a way to include women in mainstream sports. While I don’t have a problem with the ice girls, do you think that other than this job, there is any *career* in hockey for them? No. The point is not that being pretty is the problem, it’s just that it seems it’s the only answer. I suspect even marketing is male dominated here, as you want to know your key demographic…

    • http://ducksdailyblog.com/ Susan s-k Lee

      Well, as we all know, a lot of guys are unrepentant pigs with their brains between their legs. But I say “so what?” If everyone was enlightened, the world would be pretty dull. For instance, hockey wouldn’t exist!

      • Chris Boscarino

        Hmmm. You seem angrier than you used to be. OK, so let’s see what we can agree on-
        1) Hockey is cool. Agreed.
        2) Some men are unenlightened, and driven by biological urges that make them act stupid. Agreed.
        3) Complementing a co-worker: not a crime. Agreed.
        I think your characterization and presentation of the arguments of those opposed to the girls though might be a little unfair though. Just sayin’.

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