Ines Sainz pictures have always been hot commodities in Mexico. However, Ines Sainz pictures may be big here for the wrong reasons, after Sainz claimed harassment from the New York Jets. Pictures of what she was wearing on that day, and her past outfits, have made it big online since her claims came out. There are bound to be a few people who think that she was dressed too skimpily for the Jets not to take notice. Yet this kind of debate over the Ines Sainz pictures, and her body, is nothing new when it comes to female sports reporters.
Since the Mexican reporter for TV Azteca Tweeted about being “uncomfortable” in the Jets locker room last week, it has started a perfect storm of coverage. This one claim revises the debate of sexual harassment toward female sports reporters, what constitutes harassment, and whether the Jets have gotten out of control under Rex Ryan.
On the Internet, Ines Sainz pictures have been the big item of interest, of course. She is well known in Mexico for her looks, and has frequently posed in bikinis. As such, a claim about football players ogling her practically writes itself, although having footballs throws at her is a new twist.
Even on the Today Show, Ines Sainz pictures were brought up in her interview with Meredith Vieira. She asked if the photos “get in the way of professionalism” to which Sainz said they were a “consequence of the job.” In addition, she frequently wears tight jeans on the job since they are most comfortable for her.
Every time a story like this breaks out, a minority of people wonder if the alleged victim was “asking for it” in such an environment. The revealing Ines Sainz pictures are likely being used as evidence to that. However, no matter what she was wearing, she had to do her job in the locker room, as she was a credentialed reporter and had to be let in to interview Mark Sanchez.
Despite the scandal, Sainz has gone back and said that she never felt attacked, and that she tried to focus on her job. However, even if she is trying to brush this aside now, the controversy has gotten too big.
The search and discussion over Ines Sainz pictures is one thing, but so is the fact that the Jets are involved. Given the massive hype they have built for themselves, and the image they have acquired, it is easy to pile on them over charges like this.
Of course, saying the Jets encouraged this behavior is different from the way some might say Sainz encouraged it. But in both cases, it feeds into many old stereotypes.
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New York Daily News- “New York Jets sex harass flap: Let’s face it, no one cares about Ines Sainz’s reporting skills”