There were seldom any reporters there because reporters generally wrote about only what they saw and not what they heard. They open it to reporters for 20 minutes after a game. Pleading with the commission of baseball but to no avail, Ludtke and Time, Inc. You may opt-out at any time. The commentators on Monday Night Football started it when they giggled about the idea of women in the locker room and gave a sort of non-verbal approval to the recent, silly actions of Cincinnati Bengals coach Sam Wyche in barring a woman reporter from his locker room.
Women on the sports beat was a rarity and even then, they were placed at a professional disadvantage having to wait outside in the hallways. News flash, if you work around people undressing and changing clothes, "liable to see some body parts". Between signing with the Bengals in and his most recent arrest Tuesday morning, he was arrested three separate times and fined heavily for an on-field scuffle with Steelers linebackers coach Joey Porter. The prevailing attitude was still sexist and Herman and St. Actually, there were very few naked bodies.
With a woman coach, no locker room brofest is safe – Timeline
Does it make me a bad feminist? Yet, despite these dramatic turns, there is one area that remains largely out of bounds to me and my colleagues of both sexes: Quale had no motives at all in entering that locker room; those who pushed her had ones that were far from uplifting. But she has now become a celebrity and so she must make instant judgments every time a microphone is stuck in her face. Olson has deemed this "sexual harassment" and is demanding severe punishment for the players and the owner of the team.
So in some ways, I think that the women today who are out there doing this job, they [work in] an even more challenging environment than I did because of the anonymity, [because] of people's ability to say things about them and characterize them in ways that they couldn't do back then. I don't want to forget that there were and are some terrific, terrific people who really get this and have been leaders both in the clubhouse and in this issue. His newspaper is celebrating his 10 years as a columnist with the publishing of Jason's first book, "Love Him, Hate Him: Maybe it played some small part in convincing other teams to open their doors to women reporters across American sports. Like most women my age, the cascade of news about sexual harassment has awakened my own memories of incidences long ago buried. Finally, I could think about what I had just been through.