By Brynn Sherbert
On March 20, NCAA women’s basketball players and staff drew public attention to the wide dis-parities between the men’s and women’s basketball teams at the women’s March Madness basketball tournament in San Antonio.
The controversy began after Ali Kershner, Stanford University’s sports performance coach, shared images on social media comparing the men’s and women’s weight setups. The weight room for the women’s basketball teams consisted of a single stack of six pairs of dumbbells and a handful of yoga mats piled on a folding table. The men’s weight room, in comparison, resembles a gym fully equipped of weights and professional equipment.