I wouldn't say necessarily that I agree with them, but men's soccer is probably the only relevant one, they're much more skillful, fast paced, and more entertaining to watch. so I can't really blame them to think that way.
@charleygirl: I have to disagree. Have you ever seen Ronaldo, Ronaldinho, Messi play? No, even for players in the class of Sturridge is still much more skillful than your even best ever female players.