ESPN Films and espnW recently announced the titles and summaries of film documentaries to be screened during Nine for IX. Nine for IX delves into the stories of women in the sports industry, including athletes, coaches, and journalists. One Nine for IX film this year, ’Let Them Wear Towels,’ investigates the history of women sports journalists, highlighting the legal cases of Lisa Olson and Melissa Ludtke and their fight for equality in the industry.
As a young woman heading into the media industry, I need equality in this workplace and in all workplaces. Double standards and restrictions based on gender should no longer exist. Hopefully films like ‘Let Them Wear Towels,’ the Nine for IX and other informative media about the struggles of women in sports will continue to stamp out sexism in the sports media industry.