NFL spokesman Greg Aiello said on Sunday that the league was aware of the reports that the TV Azteca reporter may have been singled out by Jets players and possibly coach Rex Ryan. While the facts are still being gathered, the leading advocacy group for female reporters, the Association of Women in Sports Media, has agreed to hold an education seminar for Jets players and staff in the coming days. LINK
Meet Inez Sainz. Miss Sainz is a “reporter” for some Mexican media outlet who was in New York to interview some of the players. While there apparently some of the Jets players made something along the lines of “cat calls” and “comments” directed in her direction. Well as you can guess that’s all it took to set off a media firestorm. Now the Jets players are being lined up for sensitivity brainwashing by the forces of political correctness.
Despite Miss Sainz saying there was no harassment, intimidation or anything along those lines, some media outlets are calling for an investigation. Mind you it’s not an investigation into women being allowed into the private dressing area of male athletes, something that is patently forbidden for female athletes and male reporters. It’s an investigation that as far as I can tell, is into men being men. Did I miss something here?
Lets face facts- Miss Sainz is stunningly beautiful and that’s just what I’ve seen of her on TV. She also knows how beautiful she is and the effect she has on men. So lets not act like we are all in third grade. This story is about sex and sports. It’s about some females acting like innocent school girls while using all of their physical attributes to the best of their ability. Women, like men dress for the occasion. If you want to be taken seriously be it in a job interview or a locker room interview your dress says volumes.
If Miss Spain walks into a room with some of the greatest male athletes on the planet (well okay, the Jets) she should be professional. That means not dressing like you are going clubbing. In any event if you do draw some random comments, they are just that… comments. There is a saying that goes something like this: Man Up!
I’m not trying to give anyone a free pass to be hostile or seriously offensive or even intimidating. But the whole fact that women are allowed into men’s locker rooms is wrong and bothers the sh*t out of me. What’s to say that the men in the locker room aren’t offended by HER presence? Especially the married men. Yukking it up with Miss Spain right after you get out of the shower can’t be a good thing for keeping a marriage strong.
The argument for allowing women into the men’s locker rooms is predicated on men AND women behaving themselves at all times. NOWHERE else in our society do men and women mix in that context. Not school, the gym you go to, not work or even in the service. Separate allowances are always made for the privacy of the sexes. Except pro sports. Maybe in the future if Miss Sainz doesn’t want to be the center of attention of doesn’t want to hear how beautiful she is she will conduct herself appropriately and the media will wait until they actually have a story before reporting on one.