It was my very first assignment, my very first experience. These men could do the interview themselves or try to pull the desired player out of the locker room. And they were often put in those positions in order to forestall discrimination lawsuits and the attendant notoriety. Get the best of Women's Golf Journal in your inbox twice a month. Indeed, she thought so herself. If it were different reporters, a different coach, who knows how it would have turned out. I was completely undone.
The history of how women first broke into locker-room reporting is often told, and the names of those who endured the insults in order to make it happen, like Claire Smith, Lesley Visser, Robin Herman, and Melissa Ludtke, are well known in the industry.
"Ann was doing her job despite naked Celtics"
Quale had no motives at all in entering that locker room; those who pushed her had ones that were far from uplifting. It was all a lot of stupidity, hypotheticals, slippery slopes, and bad faith. The story was crafted for virality. Oakland Raiders owner Al Davis appeared to think that the presence of a woman would doom his plane. Letters will be edited for length, grammar and clarity. I was in a team hotel with the Gators, on the road. From the modern era, here are just a few: