Women in sports broadcasting are used to men criticizing their voices.
For someone who gets paid primarily to say sports words on the radio, listeners hating the sound of her voice is somewhat troubling. Foitball is just a tiny sample.
Never mind that many of the men complaining about her voice were holding small daughters in their Twitter avatars — daughters who will fpotball grow up to sound something like Mowins. The veteran N. The whining was neither surprising nor Meet horny Parsippany girls, Kremer said: The voice is like an instrument, and Beth is blessed with some great pipes.
Beth Mowins sounds like a woman. Women who have high visibility, particularly in settings that are traditionally male, will experience backlash.
Sports are commonly perceived to be an arena for men — Callihg men, of men — and anything that disrupts that makes some men uneasy. Andrew Dzurisin, an assistant professor of sociology at Middlesex County College, said the criticism stems from deep-rooted cultural beliefs. Of the major sports, football is seen as the one that fits the traditional definition of masculinity.
To hear a woman do the play-by-play of the sport that most fits the traditional definition of masculinity is beyond comprehension to some men.
Barriers persist in other sports, too.
The ESPN baseball analyst Jessica Mendoza has also been the target of social-media scorn, despite high praise from many of her colleagues and from former players. Baseball audiences also skew older, so male viewership is more likely to embrace traditional gender norms that do not include female baseball analysts.
Some men insist they turn to sports to get a break from women. This is something I hear more than you would probably believe. But bronchitis is hard to maintain on any kind of regular basis just to please the lonely faction of my male listeners.Ladies Seeking Sex McIndoe Falls Vermont
And anyway, antibiotics forced me to go back to sounding like myself. Do we even need to list the former male athletes with marbles in their mouths and very little to say who Caalling retain seats in the broadcast booth?
Can we overcome it? I am confident we can.
Sports Safest Bet in Sports: A version of this article appears in print onon Page D1 of the New York edition with the headline: Voicing Complaints. Another Woman at the March Madness Mike? That Only Took 2 Decades.
Open in the app.