The Peabody Award winners were announced last spring. And one of the most deserving projects was awarded a short video nominated under the public service category: #MoreThanMean – Women in Sports ‘Face’ Harassment.
The video by Just Not Sports is a proposition — that having men read misogynistic and demeaning tweets to the female sports journalists they are directed at will bring to light the horrid remarks and ad hominem attacks women must encounter daily.
Watching it again these many months later is as gut-wrenching and uncomfortable as it was the first time. And it’s something all men should watch without looking away, especially considering the context of the #MeToo movement. It proves that “media can be as impactful in shaping public discourse when they are short and low-budget as when they are epic and sweeping.”