“Female sports stars deserve recognition”

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Feminist Law Prof Sharon Sandeen’s recently published Letter to the Editor:

As a sports fan — particularly a fan of women’s sports — I have often been disappointed by the Star Tribune’s coverage of women’s sports. But April 21’s edition takes the cake. When I heard that Danica Patrick had become the first woman to win an IndyCar race, I thought I would wake up to a picture of her in the winner’s circle on the front page of the sports section. Instead, her story was buried deep in the sports section, accompanied by a less-than-flattering picture. It seems that she was relegated to the “women’s page,” where the story of Lorena Ochoa’s fourth consecutive victory was buried. If Tiger Woods had accomplished such a feat, you would have devoted a special insert to him!

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