Olympic Viewers Call Out Sexist Coverage Of Female Athletes
Even at the Olympics, women can't shake sexism.By Madeline Carl | August 8, 2016
The Olympics — a time when we can sit in our sweatpants and eat snacks on the couch while watching superhumans do incredible things. It's a time for patriotism, sportsmanship and acknowledging the talent and dedication of athletes around the world.
Though the games have barely begun, some viewers are already concerned about sexist coverage of the games.
Corey Cogdell is a three-time Olympic competitor in women's trap shooting, and she's medaled both in Rio and in Beijing back in 2008. But the Chicago Tribune really, really wanted to talk about her husband, a lineman for the Chicago Bears — so much so that they left Cogdell's name and accomplishments out of a tweet about her win. They posted a revised tweet after catching flak.