I don't even know where to start with this one, but I'll try.
On Monday, the Alabama Press-Register's AL.com previewed an event called Football 101 – which NOW appears to be party tips, but ORIGINALLY was… well, something else. Luckily, BuzzFeed posted the original opening paragraph, which AL.com has since, wisely, taken down:
Allow me to channel Chandler Bing here: could they BE any more condescending?
As you can imagine, the response was not good. The author tried to backpedal after many, many comments calling him a misogynist, among other things, forced the edit. His apology:
The “Girls of Fall” event is not geared toward those women who are experts in football, but those who are not but want to learn more. We apologize for offending readers. The story has been edited in response to the feedback we’ve received.
The problem here is that he managed to insult both groups regardless by lumping us into the same category of "we're too dumb to understand football but we can throw a great party!!!"
While the original opening paragraph may be gone, there's still more info about the event, which does the paper no favors:
The latest in gameday fashion? I hope they don't try to push those hideous rhinestone studded pink jerseys.
Also, we should mention, there is nothing wrong with anyone, regardless of gender, who doesn't understand or want to understand football. It's not for everyone, and that's okay. But the original paragraph made the presumption that only women can't understand the sport, which is ludicrous.
Roll Damn Sexism.