The Milwaukee Bucks Win Another Championship!

Milwaukee has won a different kind of championship: raising up women’s careers.

PSYCHIATRIC VIEWS ON THE DAILY NEWS

I am living in Milwaukee, and anyone who likes professional mens’ basketball knows that the Milwaukee Bucks won the National Basketball Association championship this past summer for the first time in many years. That, of course, has some psychological benefits for the city’s self-esteem, as do most all sports championships.

This past Wednesday they also won a different kind of championship. They have hired Lisa Byington to be the first woman to work as a full-time television play-by-play announcer for a major mens’ professional sports team. This follows advances for girls and women in various aspects of national sports.

Though there will not be any public celebration like after the basketball championship, perhaps in the long run it will turn out to be more important for the development of an equitable and self-actualizing society.

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Dr Moffic is an award-winning psychiatrist who has specialized in the cultural and ethical aspects of psychiatry. A prolific writer and speaker, he received the one-time designation of Hero of Public Psychiatry from the Assembly of the American Psychiatric Association in 2002. He is an advocate for mental health issues relate to climate instability, burnout, Islamophobia, and anti-Semitism for a better world. He serves on the Editorial Board of Psychiatric TimesTM.