Like a Girl

Wisdom from our friend at Wine and Cheese Doodles! She rocks it like a girl!

Wine and Cheese (Doodles)

female athletesWomen seem to be at orange level alert for sexism this year. Trailing behind most of the world, we Americans are poised on the brink of electing our first female leader, and if nothing else, the ascendency of Hilary Clinton has caused an uptick of articles examining not only the way we view girls and women, but the language we use to describe them.

For this old feminist, it’s a long overdue and entirely welcome sight.

Take, for instance, the coverage being given to the way women are being reported about at the Olympics.

Corey Cogdell-Unrein, a three-time Olympic medalist was identified in The Chicago Tribune not by her name, but as  ‘the wife of…’

Right after Katinka Hosszu broke a world record and won gold, a commentator suggested her husband and coach was the one responsible for her win.

Katie Ledecky, a record-breaking swimmer is referred to as a “female Michael…

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3 comments on “Like a Girl

  1. elizabeth fox says:

    Perhaps “on orange level alert” could suggest that we are over-reacting, which I deny. I wonder what the writer meant– “bombarded by sexism,” “exposed to extra doses of misogyny,” or “lacking a sense of humor and taking things too personally”? (NOT the last one, I hope!)


  2. Widdershins says:

    It gets soooo tiresome, doesn’t it?

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