Sport: They Use Bathrobes

TIME correspondent Melissa Ludtke, then a SPORTS ILLUSTRATED reporter, was a plaintiff in the federal court case 12 years ago that gave women sportswriters equal access to interview players. Her comments on the current controversy:

The locker-room incidents are a stark and valuable reminder that the battles that I and others waged for equality in the 1970s didn't bring an end to discrimination. They only kept the more overt forms from showing. We've learned that changing the rules doesn't necessarily alter attitudes. Stereotypical, outmoded and confining images of women, not at all suited to the reality of their actual lives, still...

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