A Shocking Number Of Women Are In Charge Of Your Favorite NFL Team’s Social Media

Jena Greene | Reporter

A lot more women are running NFL teams’ Twitter accounts than you may realize, according to a new report.

The Verge reported the following:

This season, 44 percent of NFL teams’ social accounts are run by women. Four of the big five teams in Boston have women running their social media — a significant stat both because Boston is one of the largest sports markets in the country and because it has some of the country’s most passionate, and critical, fans…

…Women make up 45 percent of the NFL’s audience; an estimated 86 million women watched the NFL in 2017. As of 2013, MLB and the NBA had audiences that were about 30 percent female, and the NHL and Major League Soccer’s audiences were 32 percent female.

Of course, a lot of people are making the argument that women’s anonymity behind the keyboard is shielding them from sexism and harassment. Which is probably true to some degree.

But I think it’s also pretty cool that there are so many women in the sports industry. Everybody knows only men work in sports and that brutal, toxic patriarchy still demands a “No Girls Allowed” sign to be posted outside every major studio and sideline.

Just look at how many women are being excluded from sports:

 

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The inequality is truly shocking.

Bottom line is. I don’t care who’s running my favorite team’s Twitter account. As long as I’m getting breaking news, quality content and a look behind the scenes every day then I don’t care if it’s a monkey running the thing. Sports is one of the last frontiers that (in theory) excludes all the day-to-day excesses about diversity and political correctness. Its Twitter accounts should reflect that.

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