Why Do Pro Sports Still Sideline Women?

May 13, 2021

If you’re a woman in the sports world, trying to dominate the field can be a tough gig. Julie DiCaro joins us to talk about her book Sidelined: Sports, Culture, and Being a Woman in America.

Sports news outlets rarely cover women’s athletics as exhaustively as men’s leagues. Even when male reporters and broadcasters do talk about women’s sports, they don't always take the subject as seriously. And while an increase of female reporters in the field has helped broaden coverage, it wasn't that long ago they couldn't get into male locker room after a game to interview players. When women try to draw attention to sports stars who’ve been accused of abuse, they’re often ignored or even chastised. We'll talk with sports journalist Julie DiCaro about the changes she's seen in the industry and about her book.

Content Warning: This episode contains descriptions of sexual violence and may not be suitable for some listeners.

Guests: 

 - Amy Donaldson, Executive Producer with KSL Podcasts and co-host of Talking Cold and Voices of Reason

 - Julie DiCaro, Senior Writer and Editor at Deadspin

Original airtime and date: Friday, May 14, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. MDT