I was pretty excited for Ladies Night with the White Sox, thinking there would be some fun lady-type activities. Or at least a few over-the-top activities for me to make fun. Well there wasn’t much to even comment about.
I was hoping to see a manicure booth where I could poke fun at its girlyness and also participate at the same time. I was hoping to see ladies walking around with vegas-style giant souvenir cups filled with frozen peach margaritas.
It’s possible that the White Sox Event Department didn’t want to offend by choosing any stereotypical girly things and risk backlash from the feminist sports fans (like me). But how about they take a chance with some social commentary in the ladies night drink specials. Since women, on average, make only 78% of the average man’s salary, give us a 22% discount for our drinks!
Here are ideas for a White Sox “Empowered Ladies Night”!
- Strong examples of iconic women: How about women dressed as the Rockford Peaches? How fun would that be? And they were from Illinois! Hashtag: There’s no crying in baseball!
- The Sox Social Lounge could add cardboard cutouts of famous suffragettes for Instagram photo opportunities. Hashtag: revolution!
- Nothing pink. Just stop with the pink. We already have to put up with pink in October during Football. (disclaimer: I’m not against curing breast cancer, I’m just not a fan of a certain pink campaign.)
- A table for women to sign up to volunteer for the HRC presidential campaign. Women can be president now! Maybe soon they will play major league baseball.
That’s a good start to an all-around fun event at US Cellular. I might even bring my husband. 🙂
p.s. I tried to pay for my frozen margarita with my Woman Card. It didn’t work out so well.