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4 years ago  ::  Sep 14, 2010 - 10:18PM #1
Girlchristian
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For those of you that haven't heard, the NY Jets reportedly had an incident with Sports Reporter Inez Sainz that included cat-calling, inappropriate antics, and purposely throwing the football near the reporter.


hopeanchor.com/ny-jets-reporter-ines-sai...


Ines was at the Jets practice facility to do a story on Mark Sanchez when she was the subject of catcalls and stereo typically borish behavior. When Sainz was in the locker room when reports indicate that some members of the team had done some antics towards the reporter. The incident caught the attention of the NFL front office which is reportedly investigating along with the team.


It was also reported that the defensive coach David Thurman encouraged players to purposely throw passes during drills in Sainz’ directions so it would end up next to her on the sidelines.


Sainz was interviewed about the situation, sports.yahoo.com/nfl/blog/shutdown_corne....


Some folks are saying that she was "asking for it" simply because she dresses in a manner that accents her figure. Others are saying that no matter how she dresses, she should be respected as a legit sports reporter (she's been doing this for 6 years) and as a professional. What she wore when she visited the team was a white shirt (that does appear to show some cleavage), jeans, and boots.


Does anyone really believe that because a woman is "sexy" she deserves harassment? Should she be forced to dress in a manner that fully covers and hides her assets just to avoid harassment?

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4 years ago  ::  Sep 14, 2010 - 10:55PM #2
greenponder
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The real question is: If female reporters are allowed in men's locker rooms, why aren't male reporters allowed in women's locker rooms?

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4 years ago  ::  Sep 14, 2010 - 11:07PM #3
appy20
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I saw two interviews with her and she isn't the one complaining.  She doesn't see anything wrong with the way she dresses.  She didn't see anything wrong with how the athletes behaved.  I think she likes that type of male attention.  I don't think it occurred to her that it was unflattering until other female reporters complained about it.  She complains that it is an overreaction by those other reporters.


In a perfect world, women could dress anyway they want without risk.  This is not a perfect world. I don't think it is okay to be harrassed and the men should be disciplined. However, if it truly bothers her, she might reconsider her wardrobe.  You can be right or you can be safe.  Dressing like that in the presence of male neanderthals that may or may not be on steroids, is not 100% safe.  It should be but it isn't.  Although, in her defense, that seems to be the going attire these days. She just wears it better than some. 


 

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4 years ago  ::  Sep 14, 2010 - 11:14PM #4
whirligngg
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It's a complicated set of issues--being even more complicated by the numerous--and often conflicting--reports coming out about this.


 


 

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4 years ago  ::  Sep 14, 2010 - 11:47PM #5
arielg
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What on earth is a woman doing in a men's locker room full of athlete's testosterone?

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4 years ago  ::  Sep 15, 2010 - 12:04AM #6
Weepingangelofthetrees
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She makes her living marketing herself! She's getting paid for the image that makes her hot ticket in the ratings. If she dressed like a schoolmarm, we wouldn't be reading about this .


No one needs to worry about how she feels hearing what she's soliciting, when she markets sex and then gets called on it. She says she's not going to change her manner of dress, it's the reactions she get's (and solicits) that need to change?! Why does anyone have to change how they react, to her perception and then choice of what a female professional sports reporter dresses like!? Especially when she chooses to walk into a men's locker room, dressed in skin tight jeans and a low cut blouse thinking what?! They're not going to notice or dare say anything? They're athletes and they get crude. That's why women weren't allowed in the locker room before. The atmosphere isn't exactly lady like.


  I'd like to see the table turn and have the players jeer and tell her to cover up, next game that she attends as a reporter. Just as a study in double standards, and to see what she,  the women's groups and media would say about that.


If she wants to be taken as a professional in professional sports, she shouldn't dress like a groupie.


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4 years ago  ::  Sep 15, 2010 - 8:40AM #7
piecesofthewhole
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Sep 14, 2010 -- 10:18PM, Girlchristian wrote:


Some folks are saying that she was "asking for it" simply because she dresses in a manner that accents her figure. Others are saying that no matter how she dresses, she should be respected as a legit sports reporter (she's been doing this for 6 years) and as a professional.



Put me in the camp with the "others".  The whole "asking for it" train of thought is very very dangerous (I strongly believe).


Sep 14, 2010 -- 10:18PM, Girlchristian wrote:

Does anyone really believe that because a woman is "sexy" she deserves harassment? Should she be forced to dress in a manner that fully covers and hides her assets just to avoid harassment?




No and no.

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4 years ago  ::  Sep 15, 2010 - 8:56AM #8
appy20
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Sep 14, 2010 -- 10:55PM, greenponder wrote:


The real question is: If female reporters are allowed in men's locker rooms, why aren't male reporters allowed in women's locker rooms?





I think that is a good point.

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4 years ago  ::  Sep 15, 2010 - 9:24AM #9
Girlchristian
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Sep 15, 2010 -- 12:04AM, Weepingangelofthetrees wrote:


She makes her living marketing herself! She's getting paid for the image that makes her hot ticket in the ratings. If she dressed like a schoolmarm, we wouldn't be reading about this .


No one needs to worry about how she feels hearing what she's soliciting, when she markets sex and then gets called on it. She says she's not going to change her manner of dress, it's the reactions she get's (and solicits) that need to change?! Why does anyone have to change how they react, to her perception and then choice of what a female professional sports reporter dresses like!? Especially when she chooses to walk into a men's locker room, dressed in skin tight jeans and a low cut blouse thinking what?! They're not going to notice or dare say anything? They're athletes and they get crude. That's why women weren't allowed in the locker room before. The atmosphere isn't exactly lady like.


  I'd like to see the table turn and have the players jeer and tell her to cover up, next game that she attends as a reporter. Just as a study in double standards, and to see what she,  the women's groups and media would say about that.


If she wants to be taken as a professional in professional sports, she shouldn't dress like a groupie.




So because a woman wears a shirt that shows some cleavage and jeans that actually fit her body she should expect to be harassed?

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4 years ago  ::  Sep 15, 2010 - 9:25AM #10
Girlchristian
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Sep 14, 2010 -- 11:47PM, arielg wrote:


What on earth is a woman doing in a men's locker room full of athlete's testosterone?




Well, the feminist response would be that she should be allowed to do the same things a male sports reporter is allowed to do. However, males aren't allowed in female locker rooms and I see no reason a woman should be allowed in men's locker rooms.

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