The WNBA has a culture of bullying, according to former WNBA player Candice Wiggins. After playing in the league for four teams over eight years, the four-time All American guard said that being a heterosexual made her the target of harmful bullying from her teammates, the majority of whom were gay women, writes Tre Goins-Phillips in The Blaze. Wiggins says the culture made the female players try to look and behave like men, which she found disheartening.
Claims that the WNBA has a harmful culture of bullying against straight women are unsubstantiated. Other veteran players and coaches are responding to Candice Wiggins' claims by saying that they have never experienced what she has described, writes Jacob Lauing in Mashable. Among the voices are other All Star players who have emphasized that one person's experiences should not and do not categorize an entire league.