Bonnie Bernstein: Misogyny Still Exists in Sports


Sportscaster Bonnie Bernstein is criticizing Stephen Moore, President Trump’s pick for the Federal Reserve, after he said she should wear a halter top while covering games.

Moore was quoted in 2002 as saying women should only be permitted to participate in games if they look like Bernstein and wear halter tops.Bernstein told WOR’s “Len Berman and Michel Riedel” she wasn’t aware of the statement until recently.

“Twitter didn’t exist in 2002,” Bernstein joked.

Even though the remarks are nearly 20 years old, the sportscaster said women are still targeted and treated unfairly.

“It’s not realistic to think that misogyny has all of a sudden been wiped off the face of the Earth, whether it’s in sports or any other industry.But you don’t want to negate the progress that we’ve seen,” Bernstein said.

Bernstein said there are many more women covering games now compared to when she broke into the business.

“I don’t really let one person’s comments from 2002 really impact the progress that I’ve seen, which is really exciting,” Bernstein said.

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