Petition to Increase Women's Sports Coverage on ESPN

Petition to Increase Women's Sports Coverage on ESPN

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Olivia Rosenblum started this petition to ESPN

Dear ESPN,

I was recently reading the book, “Women in Sports” by Rachel Ignotofsky and learned that females make up 50% of the population, yet in 2014 women's sports comprised only 2% of ESPN's air time while men comprised 95.5% (Ignotofsky 2017). I believe women's sports should be at least 30% of ESPN's coverage because:

1. Women's sporting events are hard to find on TV, and sports fans shouldn't have to search so hard for women's sports.

2. There are very talented athletes playing in these events that deserve the same amount of support and attention as their male counterparts.

3. Many people see women as less strong, and women's sports as less entertaining in part because they receive less air time, ESPN and other media outlets have a responsibility to disrupt these damaging gender stereotypes.

I hope you will sign in support of this issue.

 Sincerely,

Olivia, 4th Grade, NYC

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