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Were Nils Rosdahl’s Remarks Sexist?

In his Coeur d'Alene Press business column last week, Nils Rosdahl commented, "The national college women's basketball tournament would be more "interesting" if the ladies wore outfits that were more flattering and not what the men wear. Someone could develop/promote this and make lotsa bucks." Today, in a letter to the Press editor, Nils gets ripped by Lisa Daniels of Hayden: "Let's get a couple of things straight, Nils Rosdahl. When the National College Women's basketball players are on the court they are women athletes, not "ladies," and they wear uniforms, not "outfits." You may find more "interesting" outfits in a department store but what you seem to be alluding to can be found in Playboy Magazine." (SR file photo/Kathy Plonka, of Nils Rosdahl)

Question (from a Huckleberries Online reader who brought this to my attention): Since when is "ladies" a sexist remark?  What about the Tennessee Lady Vols? 

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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