Wednesday, February 22, 2023

Lighten Up, Girls

Paige Spiranac
Fox, Golf influencer Paige Spiranac defends Tiger Woods' tampon gag: 'Can’t pick and choose when to be a feminist

Tiger Woods received backlash after he handed Justin Thomas a tampon upon outdriving him on Thursday.

The 15-time major champion said it was nothing more than a "prank," and it was "friends having fun."

However, one writer said Woods had "employed basic misogyny to insult" Thomas, "replicating an old prank that immature school boys used to think was funny." Many others thought it was sexist and degrading to women.

On the contrary, Paige Spiranac, former professional golfer turned social media influencer, is defending the 47-year-old.

"If anyone tries to cancel Tiger over this we riot. It’s funny," Spiranac tweeted on Thursday.

This is hardly Woods' first controversy - his biggest came in 2009 when it was revealed he was cheating on his then-wife, Elin Nordegren. That didn't stop the outcry, though.


But Spirinac, whose self-promotion has garnered criticism for sexualizing women's golf, put those who are ripping Woods to the test.

"It’s interesting to see women outraged by Tiger slipping JT a tampon after out driving him but those same women will quickly tear me down for how I’ve decided to build my business. You can’t pick and choose when to be a feminist," Spirinac wrote on Friday.

If you don't appreciate the joke, girls, try driving from the men's tees. (Not that I should talk, I can barely play golf). 

The Wombat has Rule 5 Monday: Lana Turner up at The Other McCain.

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