Rebecca Kissane, professor of sociology, was quoted in the Nov. 9 edition of Marketplace, American Public Media’s flagship business news program, about the increasing number of women playing fantasy sports.

While women are interested in joining fantasy leagues, there aren’t many openings in leagues with predominantly male members, noted Kissane, co-author of the book “Whose Game?: Gender and Power in Fantasy Sports.” “Men have been playing with the same 12 guys for 20 years, and so it’s not like they’re opening up slots for women to join,” she said.

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