Tuesday, September 14, 2010

So, were they snapping towels at her, or what?

A story has emerged which I confess I haven't followed closely.

Essentially, a woman reporter went into the locker room of a pro football team following their game, and now she's claiming she was sexually harassed. Now, I'm not saying she wasn't, nor am I saying that they were right in harassing her. Personally, I can't get past the fact that a woman can walk into a men's locker room for any reason at all. My son had to attend co-ed gym classes, and I never got that either. I mean, at a delicate time for some children in pubescent development, why invite the potential for a traumatic experience (which in some children can happen)?

If it's an issue of a journalist demanding equal time, fine. Until male reporters are allowed into women's locker rooms (another scenario I'm not endorsing), simply ban all reporters from the locker room until the guys can come out to answer questions. I mean, I'm not sure that even most men want to stand there and watch another guy scratch his ... you get the idea.

If the above isn't good enough, perhaps you'd prefer Glenn Beck's conversation on the topic. My friend Steve "A Man Who Should Know Better" Skojec, who referred me thereto, explains: “As poorly as Clinton Portis put it, he made a valid point. What do you expect when an attractive woman walks into a locker room with 53 naked athletes to do ‘journalism?’”

One thing's for sure, she got a great story out of it, don't you think?

Or don't you?

UPDATE: Oh, look, a woman's point of view!

1 comment:

Dymphna said...

Serves her right. I would never follow a man, who wasn't my man into the bathroom to ask a few dumb questions, which is essentially what she did. A male reporter can't follow a female athlete into the locker room so why should women be allowed to do it to men? Besides, it's not cute and the women reporters usually don't know what they're talking about anyway.