This or That #6: Maryam Naz
Our “This or That” series continues with sports writer, editor, and full-time feminist, Maryam Naz.
This or That is back and we have Maryam Naz, writer and editor for Catena Media and Squawka. If you missed the previous five, check out Jon Mackenzie’s, Dave Black’s, Ashwin Raman’s, Proxima Jornada’s, and Machel St Patrick Hewitt’s answers.
Maryam is a great writer and it’s an honour to have her take part in our Q&A series. Let’s go!
- Coke or Pepsi? – Coke (diet)
- Coffee or tea? – Tea (herbal)
- Hamburgers or hot dogs? – Burgers (vegan)
- Cake or pie? – Cake every day
- White bread or brown bread? – White
- Stadium or sofa? – Sofa
- Barthes or Žižek? – Barthes
- Home end or away end? – Home, Kop End
- VAR decision or human decision? – VAR
- Blur or Oasis? – Oasis
- Comedy or horror? – Horror, though I’ve seen so many I’m desensitised. Nothing scares me.
- Reality shows or sitcoms? – Sitcoms
- UEFA or FIFA? – Neither, both are corrupt and misogynistic
- xG or gut instinct? – Gut instinct
- Marta or Megan Rapinoe? Marta
- Cricket or baseball? I’m Pakistani so I have to say cricket
- Federer or Nadal? Federer
- Poker or blackjack? Blackjack
- FIFA or Pro Evo? I’m a FIFA fiend
- Nike or Adidas? Nike
- Windows or Mac? Mac
- Marvel or DC? Marvel
- 2 point wins or 3 point wins? I like even numbers, so 2
- Jules Rimet Trophy or FIFA World Cup Trophy? Jules
- Copa del Rey or FA Cup? FA Cup
- Women’s World Cup or Men’s World Cup? Women’s – gotta rep
- Champions League or Europa League? Champions League
- Premier League or Premiership? Premier League
- Nintendo or Sega? Nintendo
- Betting sponsors or charity sponsors? Charity sponsors
- Ford or Vauxhall? Ford
- Oat milk or almond milk? Oat
- Beyond Burger or Quorn burger? Beyond meat
- Subway or Quiznos? Subway
- Under the roll or over the roll? Under
- Cats or dogs? Dogs (my flat mate has two poodles)
- Maradona or Pelé? Pele
- Cristiano Ronaldo or Messi? Messi obvs
- Was it a cross or was it a shot at goal? Shot at goal most likely
- Serve and volley or baseline duel? Serve and volley
- Half pipe or slopes? Slopes
- 100m or 10,000m? 10,000m?
- New England Patriots or anyone else? Green Bay Packers
- Ice hockey or field hockey? Ice hockey
- Football or soccer? Depends on where you live
- Keegan or Dalglish? Dalglish
- Amateur or professional? Pro
- A shot from halfway for 3 points or a buzzer beater for 2 points? Shot from halfway for 3 points on the buzzer
Now’s your chance to plug anything you want in as many words as you want. Go!
Channeling my inner feminist into the world of journalism, when I say support female writers, I mean include them in the conversation for all sport and don’t limit them to women’s football just because they are female. Give us coverage for all the sporting content, alongside the women’s game.
And stop painting us to be inferior in all aspects just because we do want to give women’s sport coverage. It’s myopic, debilitating and incredibly frustrating to experience. The fact that things like this need to be outlined in the 21st century is ridiculous and I will continue to preach and rant until it looks like we’re making some ground on resolving it. Aight’ thanks.