All of this continues with barely any women’s sports classics, talk, or anything else as women’s sports remain a far distant second to men’s.
Sports and their Joe Rockhead media types refuse to see women athletes in particular and women’s sports in general through non-judgmental, non-sexist eyes.
Writing the chapter “really gave me insight on how toxic this male conditioning is when it comes to sports and the sports mentality,” explains Jackson, remembering a 2011 column he wrote for ESPN that opened a can full of criticism afterwards.
“We don’t ever take the time to digest something for what it says, but [rather go] the way we are taught and conditioned to think,” said Jackson.
“If after all these years this is the only way to judge [athletes] is by physicality, then we are stupid, especially in this day and age,” Jackson concluded.