American Olympians were making a case that this was supposed to be the Year of the Woman.
Team USA brought the biggest women's contingent in Olympic history, a group 292 strong that is piling up a heap of gold in events including women's gymnastics, swimming and cycling — with more likely to come.
Fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad became the only American to compete in the Olympics wearing a hijab. And the women's soccer team arrived at the games in pursuit of gold after a yearlong fight to be paid the same as their male counterparts.
But audiences aren't feeling a golden glow watching the accomplishments. Instead, they're feeling defensive and taking to social media to...