Why the AFL boys' club shoule leave this women alone

    Press/Media: Expert Comment


    This article looks at the case of Lachie Whitfield, the GWS player whose former girlfriend informed football authorities of his alleged drug-taking. The article focuses on how the football media dismissed the claims under the banner of 'the women scorned', smearing the women's reputation and siding with Whitfield. The article suggests this reflects the broader sexism in major sports, and indicates why women are reluctant to make complaints to authorities against players.

    Period31 Aug 2016

    Media contributions


    Media contributions


    • AFL
    • sports media
    • sexism