Now, I love playing soccer, which I haven’t gotten to do much since high school. Recently, someone created a pickup soccer game meetup for IT professionals (http://www.meetup.com/soccer-nyc/). What with it being geeks+soccer, this sounded awesome, so I requested to join. Denied!
Your request to join NYC Turquoise IT – Soccer For IT Professionals has been declined
The person who declined your request, Xxxxxxxxxx, said:
sorry not for girls
and he added the “Male only” bullet point to the membership requirements.
WTF? It’s a freakin pickup game! Are they afraid women will get hurt? Sit around buffing our nails? What?
Edit: I just told my cowoker Mike about it and he linked me to http://groups.google.com/group/nyc-pickup-soccer, which is a group he started and thus, he assures me, is coed. Everyone (interested in soccer) should join this group!