Listen to me on KTRS/St. Louis every Friday, 3-6pm CT

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Cringeworthy Video Of The Day

This is a piece conceived by Just Not Sports, which describes it thusly:

Online harassment of women in sports is a troubling, ongoing issue. #MoreThanMean hopes to open guys’ eyes – by having them open their mouths. The video shows what happens when real sports fans read real online comments made about women sports reporters … right to their faces.

In reading the statements out loud to women journalists, guys are forced to experience, sometimes for the first time, the shocking online harassment happening to women in sports day in, day out. It serves as proof most sports fans would NEVER say these things to another person – so we shouldn’t type this garbage, either.

We filmed this last week with Sarah Spain and Julie DiCaro - both of whom display amazing poise and dedication. The piece was directed by Chad Cooper and One Tree Forest Films.
Hat tip to Andy Dehnart.