Sexual Harassment in Sports
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shooter suspended for sexual harassing woman in Italy - Mid-Day

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IBNLive shooter suspended for sexual harassing woman in Italy Mid-Day The incident comes just a couple of months after the NRAI handed two shooters one-year and six-month bans respectively for mentally harassing a female shooter even though they...
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Chhattisgarh sports administrator accused of sexual harassment - Hindustan Times

Chhattisgarh sports administrator accused of sexual harassment Hindustan Times A group of woman powerlifters fromthe state has accused the Chhattisgarh Powerlifting Association General Secretary Krishna Sahu of sexually harassing them, a charge...
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Sexism in Sports Writing

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This is a subject where I am like many others. I’m strongly opinionated and don’t say a lot because it’s a very political issue. Yes, you may feel free to be mad at me for taking the “Republicans buy shoes” stance. I’ll try and fix that.

Tammeh Treymayne aka @Mrs__NBA, who writes at The NBA Mistress and I got into a discussion on this subject. I was spurred by this recent piece by Kate Fagan over at ESPN – Recent events expose sexism in sports culture. Kate discusses the issues being a female beat writer — how the respect and access that comes to male sports reporters is lacking and more frighteningly, how we let that continue.

There’s a key that Kate and Tammeh have both hit on that we need to accept. Sports are sexist. Not just a little, not it’s getting better but there are still residual sexist trends from old eras. Sports are sexist. Listen to sports radio. Listen to how common it is to insult someone by calling them feminine. Watch the commercials that come up during your favorite sports game. Dr. Pepper bet hard on ‘it’s not for women’ campaign of Dr. Pepper 10 and promoted it heavily in sports media. Go to live sporting events and notice that the only way sports have found to include women is have them dance half naked when the game is stalled. A “watch the game” moment that startled me —  one cameraman’s job is apparently to just always aim for up the skirt angle shot of cheerleaders. So, let’s just start with this fact. The realm of sports is sexist. Its views towards women is that they are weak, or sexual objects and that the sports being played are not for them, at least not in an active role.


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