‘It causes cat-calling, wolf-whistling and harassment,’ female fans feel safer at Qatar World Cup due to less alcohol

With the FIFA World Cup 2022 underway, the only thing people can talk about is the ongoing competition in Qatar. 

'It causes cat-calling, wolf-whistling and harassment,' female fans feel safer at Qatar World Cup due to less alcohol

 

With the FIFA World Cup 2022 underway, the only thing people can talk about is the ongoing competition in Qatar. However, the country being Islamic has held onto its religious beliefs, not compromising for anyone.

In fact, female fans remarked that they feel safe at Qatar World Cup due to reduced alcoholic consumption. Many football fans were against the idea of the world cup being held in such a ‘conservative’ nation. However, female fans have remarked that they have had a relatively safer experience at the tournament. England fan, Ellie Molloson said that she was expecting a dangerous place for women, but it was quite the opposite.

Molloson is an ambassador of a campaign, HerGameToo, that talks about sexism in football. She said that her father was concerned about her safety, and hence accompanied her to Qatar, but it turned out his services ‘were not needed.’ The 19-year-old added that the lack of alcohol has led to a safer experience.

”I think alcohol contributes a bit more to hostility, rather than things like catcalling, wolf-whistling, and sexual harassment,” she explained. Molloson said that while she loves banter, it is much more family-friendly in Qatar. Likewise, Argentina fan, Ariana Gold, told news sources that she was nervous before traveling to the Middle East, as she was unaware of what to expect.

She said that it is nice for women in the nation, and she was concerned that Qatar was going to be an area for men, but that wasn’t the case.

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