Something's wrong with media coverage of female athletes.
Sexist commentary, inappropriate interview questions, and articles commenting on physical appearance not only trivializes a woman’s accomplishments, but also sends a message that a woman’s value is based on her looks, not her ability. And it’s much too commonplace.
It’s time to demand media coverage that focuses on the athlete and her performance, not her hair, clothes or body.
Ask the media to #CoverTheAthlete. Visit Cover The Athlete for more information.
Disclaimer: These are not the actual responses of the athletes featured in these clips. These are comments or questions asked of female athletes that we’ve adapted to fit these news clips, in order to show how ridiculous it is that female athletes are asked these questions.
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