Women in sport are underrepresented in the media
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When it comes to media coverage, they (reporters, etc) have an obligation to put things on tv that viewers want to tune into. With that said as a sports fan I agree women should have professional sports and should have the opportunity to be on tv for their accomplishments. However this is where we will disagree, I do feel women get appropriate coverage for their achievements that are worthy of national praise.
People get Media coverage for things that are news worthy. Women that are worthy of that coverage get on. When the Williams sisters are tearing up the tennis court they are all over ESPN and other various media outlets, when UConn is going on another stellar win streak they too are all over the sports news world. Rhonda Rousey while undefeated got tremendous coverage.
Media coverage does not have to be equally split amongst the sexes. It does however have to bring relevant and exciting information to its viewers. Now to be honest I don't find the WNBA exciting, tennis is ok, soccer is good, softball no one cares about outside of college. so are these sports supposed to get the same air time as a NFL Playoff game, or an NBA game or even a NHL or MLB game. (I hate Baseball BTW and wish it was never on)
Lastly for this round I will end it with this. Can you give examples of something you thought was worthy of coverage that didn't receive that coverage?
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