Basically, the following.
You cannot be a woman in sports media and say ‘sex’ instead of ‘success’ during a live report from a hockey game. Period.
Susannah Collins learned that this week after her employment with the Comcast Sportsnet in Chicago was terminated.
One blogger’s response was to go so far as to say she…
Everyone’s been waiting for a major male sports star to make a move like this. Here’s why it’s so much harder for men than for women.
82 years ago today, 17 (or 18)-year-old baseball player Jackie Mitchell, who was the second woman to play in the all-male minor leagues, famously struck out Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig in an exhibition game against the N.Y. Yankees. We’ll leave it to you to decide whether the event was staged or not, but in any case it showcased young women’s talent and aspirations in sports.
Oh yeah, and a few days later, baseball commissioner Kennesaw Mountain Landis voided Mitchell’s contract, saying baseball was “too strenuous” for the ladies.
(photo of Mitchell with Ruth and Gehrig)
A great conversation is going on in the comments with regards to pulling sports and segregating them based on gender — either in the wake of the sports being considered too dangerous, or fearing the success of women.
UFC will make history tonight, February 23rd, 2013. Women will be competing for the first time ever in the UFC at the UFC 157 PPV. The world’s largest MMA organization has not only put together a fight between Ronda Rousey and Liz Carmouche, they’ve made it the night’s main event. Are you STOKED?…
This particular thread of Public Shaming is incredibly, depressingly long.
Wow. If you didn’t already see, Ashlee Arnau, a cheerleader at William Carey University in Hattiesburg, MS, makes an epic half-court shot. Via @CVJimReeser.