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Shirley Fischler Battled Media Barriers

from Stan Fischler at the Daily Freeman,

This will come as a shock to feminists, male journalists and assorted others who care about the right to write for a living.

 

 

My tale begins a half-century ago when hockey writers were given a ticket for every Rangers game at Madison Square Garden. Nothing wrong -- or startling -- about that. Right?

 

 

Wrong.

There was a message clearly printed on every ticket stub: LADIES NOT PERMITTED IN THE PRESS BOX.

 

 

Incredible, but true.

I mention this because in the days and weeks following my wife Shirley’s death (May 13), a number of articles appeared about the manner in which she led the battle to erase that form of media discrimination against women.

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