Hold Up – Rampant sexual harassment and institutional sexism are still stopping wrestling from appealing to women

Wrestling is having something of a cultural moment. Not the sweaty freestyle you saw in Foxcatcher, but the OTT world of professional wrestling, that exhilarating mix of sport, soap and showmanship.

With GLOW prepping a second season on Netflix and WWE exec Stephanie McMahon popping up on Lorraine to talk up the size of her company’s female audience, it’s clear that women are a key part of wrestling’s new leap at the mainstream.

Becky Lynch in the WWE
WWE

But the regressive sexism of the GLOW era is far from a thing of the past. At a recent independent show in the Midlands, one man started yelling “get your tits out” at a young female wrestler. It wasn’t an isolated incident…

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