Female sports ignored

I would think and hope that female writers might make more of an effort to cover local female sporting events.

To the Editor,

I assume you are men who write the sports section, as I would think and hope that female writers might make more of an effort to cover local female sporting events.

I have been meaning to write to you about your sexual bias for some time, but last Thursday’s paper finally sparked me. The few sports articles that there were, were all about male sports, with the exception of a tiny mention of women’s rugby. The photos are also inevitably of males participating in sporting events.

I would like to request that you find a balance between male and female events and also diversify your coverage away from your typical male-dominated events, e.g. hockey, football and baseball. By the way, females play those sports too. Try covering other sports, such as running, synchronized swimming, lawn bowling, kayaking, sailing, snowboarding, rowing, skydiving, etc.

I look forward to seeing a change in your coverage.

Denise BoninNanaimo

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