They may lead the world, but women athletes are still ‘left behind by condescending media coverage’

They may lead the world, but women athletes are still ‘left behind by condescending media coverage’
 

THEY are athletes who have been at the top of their game, but despite their fame and bankability, Yorkshire’s Jessica Ennis-Hill and Nicola Adams may have got off on the wrong foot.
They and other sportswomen are undermined by condescending media perceptions of what is “acceptable” for female competitors and in some cases by an unhealthy interest in their personal lives, a university report says.
It adds that they are too often portrayed as “smiley, maternal and non-threatening”, and their sporting prowess downplayed.
Last night, the report’s author said the phenomenon could be traced back... read more

 
19 December 2017 in Yorkshire & Humber, Views: 38
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