In April, a video titled #MoreThanMean called out the insulting and obscene harassment routinely heaped on two female Chicago sports reporters. That video has now been viewed more than 3.7 million times and started a national conversation.
Now, the women who made the video — Julie DiCaro and Sarah Spain — are visiting Penn State on Wednesday, Nov. 30 at 7:30 p.m. in HUB’s Freeman Auditorium.
The #MoreThanMean video can be watched here – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9tU-D-m2JY8
Also, have you had a chance to read this piece by Sarah Spain? Sharing stories of harassment is one way to combat a still-pervasive issue
She was a young newspaper writer. He wrote her a letter threatening her life and the lives of her children, telling her: “You stupid b—-. Stop writing. Now.”
These are just a handful of stories my friends and colleagues told me in this week’s “That’s What She Said” podcast. I didn’t have to seek out women with shocking tales of harassment; I already know plenty. And I had my own stories to tell. If you know a woman who works in the sports industry, she probably does, too. Stories of men abusing their power, hoping to take advantage of young girls’ ambitions. Or men asserting control, working to make women feel unwelcome and unsafe.
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So, I know math is not my strong point, but… by my calculation, there are 204 games available for ESPN/ESPN2 broadcast and they’ve decided to broadcast 9. That’s like…under 5% of the games, right? Great way to follow up on last year’s good ratings, @CStiffESPN, ESPN Vice President, Women’s Sports Programming at ESPN, Inc
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If you’re in New York on Monday evening, come with me to the New York Historical Society:
A Story of Rowing and Resilience in the Wake of Title IX
A memoir by Ginny Gilder MONDAY, DECEMBER 5, 6:30 PM
|Enjoy a conversation with author Ginny Gilder, Olympic Silver Medalist in Rowing, and co-owner of the Seattle Storm, the women’s professional basketball team. Presented as part of the Diane and Adam E. Max “Salon” Series in Women’s History|