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Sun claims to support equal rights for women, yet disses women's basketball

I guess you should be congratulated for your editorial, "Now a word about wage gap" (Feb. 24) in which you support equality of wages for women. However, this paper has contributed to the "inequality" of women in sports by ignoring the success of the Maryland Lady Terps and by giving the men's basketball team more coverage than is deserved. For example, on Sunday, Feb. 22, you published a front page 3-column printed coverage of the men's team along with a 3-column, half-page color photograph of their coach, Mark Turgeon.

Then on Tuesday, Feb. 24, you published a half-page photo and article of the Catholic League basketball winners, (much deserved) but is that feat as important as the Lady Terps winning the Big Ten trophy for first place, winning all of the 16 contests in that league? Where to find the information? It was on page 4 with a black and white photo halfway down the page ("Terps women rout Penn State for 19th straight win"). This lack of support of this outstanding team and coach contributes to the attitude that accomplishments of women are not important in the sports world and the workforce.

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I and others have written about your lack of coverage of the Lady Terps. It is hypocritical for you to think you are contributing to the dialogue about "wage gaps" when you continue to dismiss the success of women athletes in your own backyard.

Angela Beltram, Catonsville

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