The #MoreThanMean viral video of men reading real tweets sent to female sports broadcasters shed a light on subject that deserved a national discussion a LONG time ago. But now that a majority of sports fans are aware this treatment exists on Twitter and other outlets, how do we move forward?
Firstly, if you haven’t seen the video, try to stomach through it. Keep in mind these are real tweets sent to women in sports every single day simply for having an opinion.
As women in sports, this obviously struck a cord with our show and we dove in to discuss our own personal experiences and how we can move forward as a society.
The Helmets and Heels ladies discussed our own good and bad experiences with social media. But where it gets particularly interesting is how we handle annoying and/or abusive people on social media.
Here’s what Twitter users had to say:
How do you handle annoying/abusive people on Twitter?
— Helmets & Heels (@HelmetsandHeels) May 3, 2016
The poll results from the show are obviously varied and mirror our opinions. You can hear this entire discussion around the 44-minute mark below along with the rest of the show full of NFL Draft chatter.
HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE SHOW
Intro- Jaguars draft reactions
16:35- Studs and Duds
34:38- Laremy Tunsil’s fall in the draft
44:18- Mean Tweets + Women in Sports
01:01:18- Sliding into those DMs
01:13:16- Our favorite moments from the NFL Draft