You achieve equality when you share in the power and get to shape the rules and traditions so that they make sense for you. I'm glad Annika Sorenstam didn't have to sue anybody to get on the course. She was the first woman ever to pass 7, points in the event. It wasn't an easy ride: Inin U. Her revelation prompted many of the hundreds of women who were by then qualified to visit locker rooms after games to come forward with their own tales of harassment. I would have loved to have been there behind the scenes when Tonya Harding and Nancy Kerrigan faced off in the Winter Olympics after Kerrigan was kneecapped by a Harding factotum.
That isn't the question.
The Doors to Women's Locker Rooms Slam Shut on Sportswriters
Equal access has not usually been the case for me and my colleagues since the rise of women's sports, though. The intrusiveness of locker room interviews fuels some of the petty tension between athletes and the media. Many college teams don't open their locker rooms; and yet I've seen reporters build news-breaking rapport with college athletes and cover their beats just as thoroughly as pro beat writers do. Open is the only event on the tennis tour that allows men into women's locker rooms. His autobiography, to be published next year, is entitled "Blood, Sweat and Cheers. A few years earlier, the National Hockey League had made headlines with the decision to allow female reporters to conduct locker-room interviews after the All-Star Game. Jason Whitlock Archive Garber: