Our report was to be a relatively simple survey
attitudes. While polarized by gender when the
occurred, today people's rancor has moderated
consensus is that each party has an equal right
all media should be out of the dressing areas.
something else happened over time... Involved
to the media and acted out on their frustrations.
efforts intensified. Today, we doubt that the
the only incident of its kind; that women sports
have true equality; that the players have an
to voice their complaints; and that the managements
media, owners, and NFL have taken the proper
steps to assure
the equality of reporter and players rights.
Here is why...
Something is wrong. Female reporters have to
"put up with a
lot of crap" in the locker rooms and "leave
at the door" (see page 10); male athletes are
angry at the
existence of women in locker rooms and feel
that there is a
double standard; at least one coach has publicly
his desire to protect his 50 naked men from
and has placed curtains up to protect them;
a locker room
shown on TV had no permanent privacy shields,
and the laws
pertaining to rights to work v. rights to privacy
a satisfactory solution. Yet the problem smolders.
Where there's smoke, there's fire! So let's