November 27, 2013

Australia news

Opening up the boys' club

Ever thought those occupying TV commentary boxes look (and sound) a bit samey? Angela Pippos, writing for the New Daily, suggests it is time to make some changes:

Flick over to Channel Nine and you'd be forgiven for thinking women don't give a flying full toss about cricket. The picture presented is one of rotating masculinity - 14 men in a game of musical chairs, all dressed by the same tailor. All wearing the same comfortable grin. If nothing else, it's visually dull in the same way a commentary box made up exclusively of women would be. Mythical, I know, but you get my point.

Honestly I'd be less surprised if Don Bradman popped up in a blazer and tie next to Ian Chappell than a woman.

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