In light of recent events, it seems as though time travel has finally been achieved. We have managed to travel back to the 1970s when Melissa Ludtke, a Sports Illustrated reporter, was prevented from interviewing players after the 1977 World Series because she was a woman. Graham Watson of Yahoo Sports, Joey Chandler of Tuscaloosa News and Tulsa World’s Katie McInerney were all denied access to the Jacksonville Jaguars locker room by an usher following a road game against the Indianapolis Colts on Oct. 4. I am outraged by this most recent instance of discrimination encountered by these women after the game. Their encounter reinforces my belief that gender stereotypes must continue to be addressed in the field of journalism, especially in sports coverage.

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