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Bills fans react to Jerry Sullivan's comments

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Longtime Buffalo sportswriter Jerry Sullivan lost his job this week after making sexist remarks about female sports fans. Sullivan said that women don’t understand sports journalism and just want to be cheerleaders.

We discuss why sexist stereotypes still persist and we talk about consequences for people stuck in the past.  

  • Laura Smith, stay-at-home mom, Buffalo native, longtime Bills and Sabres season ticket holder, and avid sports talk radio listener  
  • Veronica Chiesi Brown, Buffalo native, Bills super fan, former Bills blogger, and former journalist  
  • Kristen Kimmick, founder and president of Bills Mafia Babes
Evan Dawson is the host of "Connections with Evan Dawson." He joined WXXI in January 2014 after working at 13WHAM-TV, where he served as morning news anchor. He was hired as a reporter for 13WHAM-TV in 2003 before being promoted to anchor in 2007.
Megan Mack is the executive producer of "Connections with Evan Dawson" and live/televised engagement programming.
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