Caitlin Clark Fights Back Against Name Misuse for Spreading Racism and Misogyny

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  • Source: Wayne Dupree
  • 06/14/2024
Caitlin Clark, a former Iowa star, has retaliated against the use of her name as a weapon to propagate sexism and bigotry in the WNBA. Clark originally dismissed accusations that her name was being utilized in the current cultural war surrounding the league.

DiJonai Carrington, a standout for the Connecticut Sun, took offense with Clark's reaction, questioning on social media how athletes, even the former Iowa star, can not be concerned by being used as hate tools.
Clark then adopted a more assertive posture before the Indiana Fever's game against the Atlanta Dream on Thursday night, stating that everyone in the world is deserving of the same level of decency and equal recognition for female players in the league. She stated that she has always looked forward to and wanted to be a part of this league and that several female players in this league served as her childhood heroes and role models.

Clark had previously adopted a neutral posture, telling reporters that she was just engaging in her sport when they questioned her about how others were utilizing her name in public debate. However, Carrington turned to social media to emphasize that players should be speaking out the problems they notice, seeing her reaction as dismissive.

Since Chennedy Carter bodychecked Clark during a recent game versus Chicago Sky, Clark has been complaining that players have avoided penalty for being too rough while facing her in the league. Another contentious exclusion from the USA women's basketball squad for the upcoming Olympics in Paris, France, included 22-year-old Clark. Controversial individuals like Clay Travis and Jason Whitlock argue that Clark is being singled out because she is a white, heterosexual athlete, contributing to the poisonous conversation that has reached dangerous proportions.


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