- New York Jets trained not to harass female sports reporters (Photo: Associated Press)
THE NEW YORK JETS have undergone a training session in the wake of the team's treatment of sports reporter Ines Sainz. A rep from the Association of Women in Sports Media, a main critic of the Jets' behavior, was on-hand for the training, and praised the team for its "transparency."
BUT DON'T LEARN FROM THEIR MISTAKES: The contents of that training will remain "confidential," and the AWSM has refused to comment further on the developments. Who cares if the Jets are transparent if sports media isn't?
ELSEWHERE IN SPORTS: The LPGA has opened the tour to transgender women in the wake of a lawsuit by trans player Lana Lawless. FEMALE SPORTS REPORTERS in Africa get some training. And BILL SIMMONS has launched a lifelong campaign to discourage his 5-year-old from being such a little girl.
THE AIDS RATE among women in D.C. is 12 times the national rate.
FORBES attempts to mount a rule-of-three to prove that the web is a woman's world:
In the last two years, a trio of online services has experienced eye-popping hypergrowth: Groupon, an aggregator of daily deals; Zynga, a producer of social games; and Gilt Groupe, a purveyor of private sales. These three companies have each generated revenues approaching $500 million in two years. They also share another common element: they cater predominantly to women. According to MediaMetrix, women represent roughly two-thirds of visitors to Groupon and Gilt, and a much larger percentage of buyers.
OK, but where's the intel on the gender makeup of Zynga, maker of Farmville and Mafia Wars? Slip an assumption between two pieces of fact and you've got yourself a trend piece!
DRAMA over Angelina Jolie's directorial debut includes the allegation that her new film about the Bosnian War "could have . . . a woman fall in love with her rapist." Jolie denies the rape love story angle, insisting that the script features a "wartime love story between a Serb guard in a prison camp and a Muslim detainee, his former girlfriend." The Women Victims of War claims that "a love story could not have existed in a camp" and "such an interpretation is causing us mental suffering."