Feminists whine that journos covering female Olympians “focus on them as wives and moms”
From my latest blog post for the Independent Women’s Forum:
The Unreins: We’re not supposed to mention that they’re married.
Here’s Salon’s Mary Elizabeth Williams:
“Women are taking home medals, but many reports still focus on them as wives and moms.”
Wives and moms! We can have women being that!
Here we go, from Williams:
“When Corey Cogdell-Unrein took the trap shooting bronze over the weekend, eight years after earning her first medal in Beijing and four years after competing in London, the headlines noted her achievement by placing her in context. The Chicago Sun-Times announced, ‘Corey Cogdell-Unrein, wife of Bears DE Mitch, wins bronze.’ This is the entire second paragraph of the report: ‘Her husband, Bears defensive end Mitch Unrein, cheered her from his home near Chicago. They have been married for two years.’ Last month, the paper similarly declared that ‘Bears lineman Mitch Unrein’s wife takes aim at gold in Rio.’ The Sporting News, meanwhile, reported that ‘Corey Cogdell, wife of Bears lineman, wins bronze in shooting.’”
SBS comedian Rebecca Shaw chimed in:
“You see, Corey has made the mistake of being a lady-woman athlete who is married to a man athlete, and as such the fact that she is married to him automatically becomes her defining feature. This was made fairly evident by how her achievements have been reported in various places….”