paper sounds great, mostly because
often times people get too caught
up in the problem and don't
spend anytime on the solution.
So your paper is certainly a
I also think the topic is great--it's
good to focus on one thing and
I'm glad that sports is the
thing. The other day I was talking
to a group of high school students
and I was talking about equality
in sports. They were convinced
that girls sports just weren't
as good and that's why they
didn't get the attention that
I think they deserved.
I think that you have to look
back before you can look forward.
If you look back at women's
sports--there was a time when
it was rare for women to be
athletes, now it's common. Women's
professional sports were once
unheard of and now that is changing.
So, all that to say that there
will, hopefully, be more uncommon
than common to cover women's
sports in the media. To find
more information on this, you
might want to try the Women's
There are two other places that
you should try, too--Tucker
Center for Research on Girls
and Women in Sports at the University
your report, I think it's important
to keep in mind that feminism
isn't only about ensuring that
women can do what men can do
and vice versa, but changing
the floor all together or changing
the way we do things. In that
vein--proposing that all athletes
don't make soooooo much money
or that they aren't driven by
corporate sponsors. However,
we can't change this until we
are at an equal place. For instance,
we can't insist they make less--until
women have the same opportunity
to make the same.
Media is certainly the key to
the persective on this. So we
would need for them both to
cover it and to cover it accurately.
For instance, women's sports
need to get equal converage
to men's sports--and not be
framed in the context of "girls"
sports. Does that help at all?
Write back if you need me to
clarify of if you need more
information - thanks/good luck.