The Inequality of Sports Coverage
A new Tumblr is on a mission to expose how little women’s sports are actually covered in mainstream media outlets. In its most recent post, Scoreboard for Equality called out The New York Times and USA Today for not covering a record-breaking goal by United States Women’s National Team’s Abby Wambach, which made her the top international scorer for both men and women. They also highlight a Change.org petition that alleges The New York Times of only covering women’s sports in 3.5 percent of its sports stories. Do readers just not care about women’s sports? We’d think not, especially since there are an estimated 3.2 million girls playing high-school sports, and women make up 62 percent of people watching professional sports.