Can you hear that sound? It’s the satisfying crash of another glass ceiling, shattered to a million little pieces, as Dany Garcia becomes the first woman in history to own an entire sports league.
It was announced today that Garcia, and her business partners at RedBird Capital, purchased the XFL from Alpha Entertainment LLC. The professional American football league began play in 2018, and Garcia’s business partner has called her ‘the architect’ of the deal.
— Dany Garcia (@DanyGarciaCo) August 3, 2020
You’ve probably heard of Garcia’s business partner, because he’s getting all the credit for the deal in clickbait-driven headlines across the World Wide Web. He must be famous, right?
Though Johnson and Garcia were once married and share a daughter, they’ve been successful business partners for years post-split, and we should find it as easy to give her due credit for her work as he does.
Women don’t usually break glass ceilings without a great support system around them, no matter who is on their team. We can acknowledge this. But if you question why feminists still feel a need to speak up, look no further than the lazy headlines on this sports story, which say with perfect clarity why women still fight constantly for equal representation or the recognition they deserve.