I’m getting a bit tired of women reporters voluntarily entering a men’s locker room and complaining they were “harassed”. The whole brouhaha about Inés Sainz and the New York Jets is just plain silly.
“I die of embarrassment!” Sainz wrote in Spanish on her Twitter account. “I am in the locker room of the Jets waiting for Mark Sanchez(notes) while trying not to look to anywhere!”
For crying out loud, it’s a locker room, ya ditz! Ms. Sainz placed herself in the midst of a bunch of macho pumped up yahoos, seething testosterone, who make their living playing a game. What in the name of holy enchiladas did she expect?
Previously, on the practice field, it was reported that “Dennis Thurman, the team’s defensive backs coach, purposely overthrew passes that landed near Sainz on the sideline. The Post also reported that linebacker Jason Taylor(notes) volunteered to join the defensive backs.”
It’s pretty sad that we women spend megabucks on fashion and surgery to make ourselves pleasing to look at and then complain when people do. Don’t give me that crap about, “Oh, I do it because I need to feel good about myself.” Yeah, right. And what makes us feel good about ourselves? Attention from others, the opposite sex included, and an occasional wolf whistle. Sheesh.
Ms. Sainz has received her apology, and has backed off the dying of embarrassment statement. She seems to have recovered from her trauma. Good for her. But it is also women’s groups that scream harassment over the tiniest infraction of good taste that do more to destroy the credibility of the women’s rights laws than to logically support them. I imagine there are millions of women in this country who are true victims of sexual harassment, and who can never fully recover from its humiliating and destructive effects. Their suffering is diminished by women’s groups who exploit situations such as this one.
I’ve never been invited into a men’s locker room before, but I imagine there are some off color sexual remarks thrown around from time to time, even without the presence of a stunning, sexy woman. Female reporters insisting on equal access to men’s locker rooms should have some reasonable expectation of what goes on in them, and make their own choice Ms. Sainz must have been aware of the possibility of an off color remark being thrown her way if she is as knowledgeable of the world of sports as she should be.
We women need to man-up or shut-up if we expect to be taken seriously. Female sports reporters invading the “sanctity” ( heh,heh) of a man’s locker room should stop with the sissy girl whining about an off color remark and the “I die of embarrassment!” Twittering. You can’t have it both ways, honey. But more importantly, women’s groups should stop trivializing the plights of real victims of sexual harassment by feigning outrage and disgust over the remarks of a few little boys. Sure, in a perfect world, even buck toothed Big Bertha would be treated with respect by men, but we don’t live in a perfect world.
To the Jets, I would say, ♫”Oh, when Ms. Sainz comes marching in”♫, (if you’ve) ♫ “got a rocket in your pocket, keep coolly cool, boy”♫
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