In USA Today’sweekend magazine, Cokie Roberts interviewed tennis legend Billie Jean King about the legacy of Title IX and women in sports. This question caught me off guard:
Why don’t women attend sporting events like women’s basketball games?
Because they don’t get it. Here’s how a guy looks at a ticket: “I’ll buy a season ticket, and I’ll worry about who we’re going to give the tickets to later.” Here’s how a woman looks at them: She goes, “What days should we go, and how many free things can we get?” Women don’t appreciate it — they do not connect. They didn’t grow up in the culture.
Really? So women are more or less incapable of deciding whether to go to a sporting event? That seems more than a little loopy, not to mention insulting and demeaning to women.