Shooting woes lead to loss at home, women win on the road
Original post made on Nov 19, 2012
While the Stanford men struggled with their shooting, dropping a 70-62 decision to visiting Belmont in a nonconference contest Sunday, the Cardinal women were enjoying themselves, completing the Rainbow Wahine Invitational with a 93-67 win over Tennessee-Martin.
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on Nov 19, 2012 at 10:54 am
Hello Palo Alto Weekly/Online...
Consider departing from the ways of old-time journalism that never seem to give women's sports their due, and always put the men first... The women win, the men lose... so why does the losing team get the headline, the top billing, and the longer press coverage?! Puleez... It's not just your publication, but could you consider a progressive change?
on Nov 19, 2012 at 1:24 pm
I love women's sports, but men are generally bigger sports fans than women, and men's sports are generally of more interest to sports fans than are women's sports. Perhaps this is the reason, wouldn't you think? Besides, the women's team has it's own article in the Weekly, describing their #1 ranking.
on Nov 19, 2012 at 5:43 pm
EMS, your argument creates kind of a self-fulfilling prophecy doesn't it? That's what people said about women's interests in sports before the 1970s, when laws were passed to stop the gender discrimination in organizations receiving federal funds (this doesn't include newspapers, obviously)... If the press reports less on women's sports, it stands to reason that people will be less interested...