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21 January 2014updated 28 Jun 2021 4:46am

Beth Tweddle tries to do a Twitter Q&A; outrageous sexism ensues

Only five per cent of sports media coverage features women. Wonder why?

By Media Mole

Gymnast and Olympic medallist Beth Tweddle took part in a Twitter Q&A for Sky Sports News today.

What happened next was nothing short of horrific. Responses included things like this:

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The excellent Everyday Sexism project has documented more examples – it continued for quite a while. Tweddle is one of the few sportswomen who has maintained a relatively high profile after London 2012. It’s a shame she has to wade through this kind of rubbish in order to do her job.

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