A day (a time) in feminine


On the occasion of International Working Women’s Day, the Barcelona Chamber of Commerce, with the support of the Col•legi de Periodistes, promoted a unique campaign that consisted of asking the media to write news exclusively with the female gender. I say singular to say something, rather it was an irrational proposal, of very doubtful effectiveness, in line with considering the feminine as an unmarked gender, so much in vogue lately. the philologist Carme Junyent, which combats this linguistic nonsense, published an article in which it demonstrated the senselessness of the gesture with various examples, taken from the very website of the Chamber: “The course will have at least 5,000 new teachers” o “Consumers will be able to split electricity bills & rdquor ;. Will there be only female teachers? Will only they be able to defer the invoice? The masculine gender is a convention and transgressing it does not help women’s liberation at all, in the same way, says junyentthat if we suppressed the possessive (“my house & rdquor;) the right to property would not be abolished.

But hey, this is a football article. And here it is possible to use (with linguistic propriety, with moral conviction and being faithful to reality) the feminine. It should be used, generically and concretely. They are the soccer players who win and who give glory to a club that, without them, would be going through a desert of titles. The feminine day is not only a day, but a year, and more, an entire season. “The team wants more & rdquor ;, he said Patri Pebble“We want to show that last year’s treble was just the beginning of something very big.” And faith that it will be, because they have that, faith and confidence, and solidity, and even respect for the rival, something that from the vantage point of greatness is not as easy as it seems.

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In this victory (the one that can finally be celebrated in style, after pandemics and other inconveniences), the main idea of Markel Zubizarreta at the head of a structure that has turned Barça into a champion team. And also the work of Luis Cortes, who has had to suffer the Ukrainian tragedy, suffering more for their lives than for the triumph on the pitch. And that of so many who have shown that football is conjugated in women, without the need for mellifluous campaigns, filling fields and playing like angels, who, this time, do have sex.

Although, the best news this weekend, for Barça and for everyone, is the magnificent victory of Real Sociedad de Natalie Arroyo against Betis. Not only because it has allowed the alirón to be sung at the Johan Cruyff, as God (or some other deity) commands, but also because weighty rivals are emerging on the horizon, an essential detail for the League to enter another dimension. By the way, it seems that the boys also played. Against Osasuna, I think.


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