We will be meeting for our next Living in the Tension gathering this upcoming Monday, May 6, at 7pm. We’ll be discussing the recent events and reactions around Jason Collins and the #1 draft pick in the WNBA, Brittney Griner, recently coming out. The two were met with remarkably different reactions in news outlets, so we’ll take some time to discuss our thoughts on the different treatment. Is there some type of a double standard at play? Does it have anything to do with stereotypes or transgressing gender norms? Are there reasons that Griner’s coming out (along with many other professional female athletes) is not deemed a major news story?
We hope to see you there!