Tuesday, August 7, 2012
It looks like I got back to the US just in time to catch up on some of my favorite things: football and gender segregation in the labor market. My usual source for all things NFL was with me out of the country, and so I missed news about the lockout of NFL officials and the decision of the league to go with replacement refs. One of those replacements is a woman, Shannon Eastin, who will serve as a line judge in the upcoming Packers-Chargers exhibition game this Thursday. This will be the first time a woman has officiated a professional football game. Way to break the turf ceiling! For a good source on the lockout, replacements, and Eastin, see the SBNation blog on the subject, here.