When football goes home

When football goes home

Football — «the beautiful game», as they say — has reminded us last week of its power to spark hatred and racism. It’s not the only thing that it unleashes: «Incidents of domestic abuse rose by 38 percent when the England team lost and increased by 26 percent where England won or drew, compared with days when there was no England match.» An essay on football, toxic masculinity and patriarchy.

From Weekly Filet #355, in July 2021.

💔 Some older links might be broken — that's the state of the web, sadly. If you find one, ping me.

Make sense of what matters, today and for the future.

Every Friday, carefully curated recommendations on what to read, watch and listen to. Trusted by thousands of curious minds, since 2011.

Undecided? Learn more | Peek inside