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Sidelined by Julie DiCaro
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Mar 15, 2022 | ISBN 9781524746124

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Praise for Sidelined

Sidelined is the feminist sports book we’ve all been waiting for. Whether you’re a sports enthusiast or not, Julie DiCaro’s work will captivate you.”
—Jessica Valenti, author Sex Object: A Memoir

Sidelined is a remarkable window into what American sports culture—a powerful and enduring distillation of masculine power and privilege—tells us about the state of inequality in America. A must-read.”
—Soraya Chemaly, author of Rage Becomes Her

“Shame on the public and the press for treating sexism and misogyny in women’s sports as a game. This book digs deep into why and how it happens and how it can be stopped.”
Soledad O’Brien

“A writer, a lawyer, a columnist, a friend, Julie DiCaro has fearlessly taken on homophobia, racism and sexism in Sidelined, connecting with anyone who’s been carelessly hurt or needlessly slandered.  She’s the teammate who makes everyone better.”
— Lesley Visser, Hall of Fame Sportscaster

“If there is any justice, Sidelined will become a cornerstone text for everyone who works in—or cares about—sports media. The level of insight that Julie DiCaro provides holds the key for making us more open-minded and empathetic about the sexism that pervades the industry. It is also written with a snappy flair that reads like the best sports writing.”
—Dave Zirin, sports editor at The Nation and host of the Edge of Sports podcast

“There’s no other current book that captures the challenges women face in sports media, and DiCaro does this masterfully. Bringing a feminist lens to the world of sports, this book sets itself apart with its reporting and relevancy.”
Library Journal (starred review)

“Journalist DiCaro debuts with a sweeping takedown of misogyny in America’s sports media and professional leagues. . . . [Her] investigative journalism chops shine through in her insightful interviews, and she crafts engrossing narratives out of historical events like the battle to get female reporters access to locker rooms after games. Ultimately, DiCaro believes that if media outlets, teams, and fans want to address the deeply entrenched culture of inequality in the way women are treated in sports, they need to ‘grow the f*** up.’ This bracing call to arms is a step in that direction.”
Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“A gifted writer, [DiCaro] moves deftly between her own experiences and the voices of other women. . . . Sidelined delivers a powerful call to action for women and men within the industry, as well as sports fans, who can also play a role in cultivating diversity and ending misogyny.”

“Through anecdotes, interviews, and focused research, [DiCaro] shows the myriad ways these problems are structural and institutional, while highlighting female athletes and reporters who continue to break barriers by refusing to be sidelined.”
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