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Why Women Continue to Be Marginalized in Today’s NFL

By Andrew Garda On March - 16 - 2012


It's certainly a subject that is getting looked at closely these days, with a tremendous amount of controversial bills and laws being bandied about across both state and federal levels.

While we aren't going into all that, what I'm about to talk about might generate as much dissension.

For as long as I can recall, the NFL (and sports in general) has worked hard to bring diversity to the league. We have the Rooney Rule to help promote minority hiring, and that has slowly created more opportunities among high-level coaching positions and has been successful enough that other leagues like the English Premier League has been urged to adopt it.

However, for all the gains in overall diversity (which, let's be honest, can still be a fight at times), there is precious little diversity in gender in the NFL, despite a strong interest among women in the game itself.

Is that good? Does that matter?...

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