Female sports reports in male locker roomsI posted the following in the comments section for this post from Vox.
I was in high school sports when this stupid court ruling came down. I was thrilled. You obviously can't let female reporters in a high school boys locker room, so all reporters were banned from the locker room. This is as it should be at all levels of sports for men and women IMHO. The locker room should go back to be a place where only the team, coaches and staff are ever allowed.
Reporters would ask for interviews with certain players who would go outside the locker room either before hitting the showers or in their street clothes immediately after.
Just my $0.02.
His post starts with this:
Because for a long time, the myth has existed that female sports reporters are able to conduct themselves inside a male team's locker room more professionally than men could do inside a women's locker room. And that's stupid.
I largely agree with this, but then Vox goes on to say:
Male reporters, generally speaking, don't have unfettered access to women's locker rooms. The reason is simple and obvious: For the most part, we're perverted scum. We couldn't handle it.
That I totally agree with. It isn't our fault but it is true :-)