By Laura Pappano
Reporter Libby Sander’s short piece in yesterday’s Chronicle of Higher Education (click here to read it), highlighted our Wellesley Centers for Women study with a simple headline: “Even at Elite Programs, Ticket Prices for Women’s Basketball Lag Behind Men’s, Report Says.”
The piece quickly became one of the “most commented” – with many critical and – alas – nasty. One (more thoughtful) reader e-mailed an off-line comment which made it clear that these guys are missing the point.
He noted that “people are sometimes willing to pay to indulge their own discrimnatory preferences, but it seems implausible to me that institutions would set the price of tickets for men’s sports artificially high or set the price of tickets for