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Sexism In Sports

Ohio State guard Kelsey Mitchell, right, dribbles the basketball while being defended by Maryland guard Kaila Charles during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in the finals of the Big Ten conference tournament on March 4, 2018.
R Brent Smith
Associated Press

Sportswriter Melissa Ludtke sued Major League Baseball in 1977 after she was denied access to the New York Yankees’ locker room while reporting on the World Series.

She prevailed, and as women journalists gained a foothold into the wider sports universe, they experienced and witnessed some of the ugly underbelly of professional sports.

Today on All Sides with Ann Fisher, sports journalist Julie DiCaro shares her experiences in a new book that explores how sexism pervades sports at all levels.


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