It wasn't a great weekend for treatment of women in sports. From the offensive and inaccurate comments, of Indian Wells CEO Raymond Moore about WTA players to Novak Djokovic's disappointing thoughts on equal pay, it's been feeling more like 1966 than 2016 over the past few days.
And just when you thought it probably couldn't get any more discouraging, I have more bad news. After the Minnesota Gophers women's hockey team won the national championship on Sunday, the team was given hats with the men's Frozen Four logo on them. Former USA national team member, A.J. Mleczko Griswold posted a picture on Twitter of them.
Women's #NCAA hats given to Nat'l Champ @GopherWHockey in Durham, NH. With men's #FrozenFour logo. #insulting pic.twitter.com/vL8XUDtovH— AJ Mleczko Griswold (@AJMleczko) March 21, 2016
Current national team star Hilary Knight was quick to weigh in.
. @AJMleczko and yet we all still get equal opportunities 👎🏼 #TitleIX #NCAA— Hilary Knight (@Hilary_Knight) March 21, 2016
How does this happen? I would like to think it was a genuine error, but I guess we'll have to wait and see if the men's champion ends up rocking "Women's Frozen Four: Durham, NH" hats in a few weeks. But as I somehow doubt that will happen, I'm probably just going to go watch cute puppy videos and wonder why equality is such a tough concept to grasp. SIGH.
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