There was a post in the Vol Basketball forum about Holley Warlick, and it peaked my curiosity about something: Why do so many men seem to have a complete and utter disdain for women's athletics? If you listen to sports radio at all, you know the callers that call in and would rather have a surgery with not anesthetic than be forced to watch a women's sporting event. But they don't seem content to just not watch it, but go out of their way to say "This is inferior and should be shunned, mocked and disrespected in all ways." Mostly it seems to be thrown at women's basketball, which has a modicum of popularity in the US outside of its hardcore fans. What is so threatening or uncomfortable about women playing organized sports that seems to attract so much hate from a portion (if not majority) of the male sports fans in the US?