Thursday, April 27, 2006

NYT draft coverage: out of style?

A friend of mine in AWSM forwarded me a NYT article that ran in the paper's Style section on Sunday. The story, NFL Draft Daze," focuses on the "large and growing subculture of American women" for which NFL draft coverage must be "endured," perpetuating stereotypes about women's interest in sports. The article, of course, doesn't offer anything beyond anecdotal evidence to support its hypothesis.
Meanwhile, more than 20 female NFL writers, plus columnists, will likely be covering draft activities in New York City. That's evidence that counters the stereotype -- they're not only interested, they're experts -- at draft time.

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