July 15th, 2016 at 10:19 AM ^

A resolution was set in motion last fall when former interim athletic director Jim Hackett and Bob De Carolis, who served as a senior adviser to Hackett, kick-started the process. When athletic director Warde Manuel was hired in late January, the project was one of the first things that crossed his desk — and he green-lighted the decision.



July 15th, 2016 at 12:15 PM ^

We were building a web portal for a youth group and I sat through an argument about not just the gender question, but if we should update our title field to include "You can just call me" to go along with Mr, Mrs, etc.

Without casting judgment, I can say that there are a lot of opinions on what used to be a simpler situation.  


July 15th, 2016 at 10:28 AM ^

Should I be considered a bigot if I think its OK that men and women get different clothing, as long as the $ value of the jacket is comparable? Because the old jackets are actually pretty nice looking and definitly more feminine. 


July 15th, 2016 at 4:44 PM ^

I think the the leather armed male jacket is recognizable mainly because male sports are more celebrated.  You don't fix that problem by giving women the same jacket - you fix it by convincing people that women's sports are just as important and fun to watch as men's sports.  When that happens, the women's jacket will become just as valuable, even though it is different.

Save Us Mel

July 15th, 2016 at 10:52 AM ^

You're not a bigot, you're right.  This line from the article is ridiculous "Finn, who just finished her junior year, was angry when she found out that at one time women weren't awarded the same jackets, and wanted justice."

The word "justice" has no place in this discussion.  It applies to much bigger issues than whether mens and womens jackets look the same.