Fan.Tastic Females: It’s a woman’s game
More than 70 women, 20 different countries and one passion: football. An exhibition traveling around Germany is aiming to make female football supporters more visible by telling their stories.
“You’re going to go hungry tonight because your girls are hanging around in the ground with you,” read the banner from the Dynamo Dresden supporters during their visit to St. Pauli in December.
The actual language used was much more offensive, but the message was clear: Women do not belong inside a football stadium. Officials and supporters of both clubs, and fans across Germany, condemned the banner. But it wasn’t just sexist, chauvinistic and derogatory; it was also completely at odds with reality.