Friday, September 17, 2010

As if there's nothing more important to discuss

We have record unemployment, rampant poverty, a middle class that is disappearing faster than the Minnesota Gophers can lose a football game, yet our media finds all kinds of time and energy to hunt down Florida crackpots burning books in a parking lot, and obscure sex symbols getting picked on.

So I'll go real shallow for a moment and join along.

So Ines Sainz, a reporter for TV Azteca is claiming she was sexually harassed in an NFL locker room.  Wow, so much to comment on here!  Like Friday night at Olde Country Buffet.  It must be "Getcher 15 minutes of Fame" week at American newsrooms.

First off, Ms. Sainz, you can't dress the way you do, and pose for girlie mags, and expect to be taken seriously as a journalist.  You have marketed yourself as a sex object, so don't get your tight little knickers in a twist when you are treated as a sex object.  And you can't expect professional-level respect.  That is for professional reporters.  That would be folks who keep the focus on the game and on the players, not on their boobs and unnaturally round butt.

HOWEVER, Ms. Sainz, you can fully expect to be safe no matter where.  You should be able to enter any room and not have a ball thrown at you.  And any woman, no matter what she is wearing, should fully expect that all men will keep their hands off unless outright invited.  I hate that argument that sexy clothes invite assault.  By that same logic any man wearing expensive clothes and/or jewelry, or driving a nice car, is "asking" to be robbed.

To summarize:  no automatic respect as a journalist, but full automatic expectations of safety.

We now return to our regular programming.


Life As I Know It Now said...

Well said! Thank you!

Billie Greenwood said...

Ditto what Lib said. Inclusion and equality are worthy of discussion. Thanks for a clear analysis.

Churlita said...