In this Telegraph article Rebecca Wilson points out off-field behavioural indescretions by male sports stars indicating that the adoration these guys recieve leads toÂ an anti-female mentality. The article mostly spotlights AFL and NRL players, but also relates to swimmer Nick Darcy and unfortunately the poor Rugby bloke that was hit by a car. The reporter points out that you don't hear these kind of stories about lifesavers, triathletes, netballers etc. Many reader comments stated that articles about the above athletes (lifesavers etc.) wouldn't be news worthy. As a female I firmly believe that men should treat women with respect and I also believe that women should treat men with respect. It's a two way street. I think when you're dealing with male athletes and women, the guys are always going to look bad in the eyes of the general public. These men are young, have big pay packets and most of them are a fair size bigger than the average human being. Anyone that stands out like that is a big target for scrutiny. I know in my lifetime I've gotten away with quite a few things just because I'm a girl and I don't think that's fair to guys. I wish there was a female sports reporter out there who would write about the good things the majority of our male athletes do instead of continuosly bagging out sports stars exhibiting problems that belong to the whole of society.