The Recording Academy announced Wednesday that next year’s 64th annual awards will be produced with a contractual requirement designed to ensure equity and inclusion at all levels of production. The rider requires the production company staging the Grammys to recruit, audition, interview, and hire onstage and offstage people who have been historically and systematically excluded from the industry.
A report released Tuesday by a law firm hired by the NCAA to investigate gender disparities among the governing body's championship events found that the NCAA "prioritizes men’s basketball, contributing to gender inequity," and that internal support systems and television contracts contribute to the NCAA "significantly undervaluing women’s basketball as an asset."
"I think they are clear examples of female athletes taking agency and telling the sport, telling the public, telling business interests that their well-being is the most important thing, and that is really transformative," says Elizabeth Daniels, a psychology professor at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs who studies women's sexualization in sports.