#GAReads | The More Women's Sports Are Covered, The More Popular They Will Be
Most of the discussion around women’s basketball in March was spent this year, as it is spent every year, with some people in sports media explaining why no one wants to watch women’s basketball. That is met with, and rightly so, other people in sports media going into great detail about the systemic factors (misogyny and patriarchy, in short) that lead to less coverage for women.
We do this annual reckoning and rehash every March because the two tournaments exist side by side, and unlike in the Olympics where female athletes grab a lot of the spotlight, it’s obvious there’s not parity for women’s basketball coverage. Even basic things, like figuring out where you can fill in a bracket for the women’s tournament, can be a challenge.