The Problem

Something’s wrong with media coverage of female athletes.

Sexist commentary, inappropriate interview questions, and articles focused on physical appearance not only trivializes a woman’s accomplishments, but also sends a message that her value is based on her looks, not her ability. And it’s much too commonplace.

Sexism is alive and well at #Rio2016 https://t.co/Zn9OyIGszU via @TheCut

It's sad to see sexist coverage of female athletes continues at #Rio2016 Keep asking the media to #CoverTheAthlete ! https://t.co/zzuMituzpo

"male athletes are three times as likely to be discussed in a sporting context as female athletes" https://t.co/odYG1QuPSg #covertheathlete

#covertheathlete, not her husband, her hair, or her marital status.

It's time to cover the athlete #becauseits2015

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Ask The Media

It’s time to demand media coverage that focuses on the athlete. Send a message to a major news network or your own local network and ask them to #CoverTheAthlete