Wait! You’re both right! “tastes great, less filling.”
Women’s weights never posted and while it might pre-date “PC” (what does Providence College have to do with it?😉), it was NEVER considered polite to ask or put a lady’s weight. PC just reinforced the unwritten rule.
While "PC" means "Politically Correct," indeed it has virtually nothing to do with actual politics or it would be banned on Crossports.
Political correctness (adjectivally: politically correct; commonly abbreviated PC) is a term used to describe language, policies, or measures that are intended to avoid offense or disadvantage to members of particular groups in society. In public discourse and the media, the term is generally used as a pejorative with an implication that these policies are excessive or unwarranted. Since the late 1980s, the term has been used to describe a preference for inclusive language and avoidance of language or behavior that can be seen as excluding, marginalizing, or insulting to groups of people disadvantaged or discriminated against, particularly groups defined by ethnicity, sex, gender, or sexual orientation.
Probably goes back to gentlemanly AD's (before women were in high positions in athletic departments) choosing not to do it from a function of either politeness or fear of their wives. Not common on the college, but one exception to this practice is sports with weight classes.
Hadn't thought about it before, but the practice of treating women differently when printing a roster does seem old fashioned. (not that there's anything wrong with that)