The sports reporter for the New York Jets, Ines Sainz, appeared on Fox News this morning and she was looking as chipper as ever. She talked with John Scott about how she is being treated by the Jets team members, and explained why this treatment is being called “harassment.”
Sainz hails from the Mexican TV station Azteca, according to CBS News. While on the field during practice, some of the Jets team members were throwing the ball closer and closer to Sainz. Then they were apparently getting a kick out of watching the player who gets to catch it. The snickering and laughing that came along with doing this is what is being called part of the “harassment,” said Sainz.
There wasn’t just several of the Jets’ players that participated; Jets coach Rex Ryan is also accused of chiming in. This fooling around was witnessed by some of the Jets’ public relations team, and they did nothing about it, according to CBS News.
This is high school behavior for sure, but there are two sides to every story. This morning on Fox News was an eye opener to the other side!
The choice of outfits that Sainz wears to the games and practices has been in question. She is seen in tight jeans and a button-down white shirt in one of the ensembles pointed out by Scott. Scott asked Sainz if she regarded this outfit as dressing somewhat provocatively. She denied dressing for the provocative effect.
Ironically, as she was on camera this morning with John Scott being interviewed, much of her right breast was exposed out of an open, unbuttoned shirt. Sainz had on a black shirt that buttoned down the front, which was wide open and exposing a good deal of her breasts and part of her bra.
The camera angle just caught the side view, but it was far from what someone would call “professionally dressed.” Sainz continued on to tell Scott that she ignored the players as they threw the ball and tried to get close to her. She also said that she finds nothing wrong with the way she dresses. It was almost comical to hear her say that she does not dress in a way that might be mistaken as sexy while watching her partially uncovered breast heave with every word.
In this case on Fox News this morning, a picture not only spoke louder than words — it screamed. If a woman wants to be treated as a professional, then she must present herself as one. This morning’s appearance of Saintz almost proved this point without words.
Scott handled the interview very professionally, as it was very obvious that Sainz had more than just a run-of-the-mill low cut blouse on. At one point, Scott talked about Sainz’s twitter page. This is where she seemed to be reporting the Jets’ reaction to her on the field. Scott asked her if just maybe she is doing this for attention.
Sainz immediately said “no,” she was not. She stood there saying this with her breasts semi-exposed and in a pose that may be interpreted as pushing her chest forward deliberately.
I am sure I am going to get slack for saying this, but if you want to be treated professionally, then you need to present yourself professionally. If you walk around with tight clothes to accentuate your curves and wear a shirt where your breasts are pouring out of the neckline, then just maybe you are doing this to be noticed.
If a male sports caster showed up in tight Lycra pants that accentuated his manhood, people would have something to say about that too. At the same time, he would most likely not be taken seriously as a sports caster.
You just cannot have it both ways by dressing to be noticed, then cry foul when the attention arrives.
References: Fox News This Morning Live. CBS News