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Female reporters still fighting to earn proper respect

As two incidents from last week showed, women reporters are still fighting to earn respect while doing their jobs. Jemele Hill

Updated: August 7, 2008, 1:21 PM ET
By Jemele Hill | Page 2

As someone who has covered sports professionally for 11 years, I'd like to let you in on a little secret.

Other than a sewer, I can't think of a smellier, dirtier place than the locker room. Honestly, camels smell better.

But if you believe some folks -- specifically, a Midwestern columnist and a college football coach -- when women are in the locker room, we're imagining candles, rose petals and a four-poster bed while hoping some dashing male athlete will sweep us off our feet.

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