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Should women cover up to get respect?

I have been focused on the news story about the female reporter treatment in the locker room and on the sidelines.  The fact that she was dressed “provocatively” is front and center.  I have noticed that radio personalities, sports writers, etc.  comment more about the woman’s outfit and not the behavior of the players.

Not surprising.  I am curious what everyone thinks about how a woman’s clothes impacts the way she is treated.  If she is not covered enough does it mean she wants to get disrespected?

What are your thoughts on female reporters in sports? Do you think they belong in the locker rooms to interview players?

I have regretted wearing a particular outfit because I ended up getting male attention that made me uncomfortable.   The thing is, when dressed conservatively, I have still received more of the same attention that made me uncomfortable.  Should women have to cover up to get respect?

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david

September 15th, 2010
12:46 pm

The Pink Pony is ready when she is!

truthbtold

September 15th, 2010
12:47 pm

The question is what kind of women wwant to be in the locker room with a bunch of naked athletes? You have to make a conscience choice to decide that you want to subject yourself to constant exposure in certain situations on a regular basis. Women in sports have decided that they want to be one of the boys. They want to be up close and personal. They want to see all the sights, and smell all the smells, hear all the drama, and be exposed to all of the unscripted action that goes on behind the scenes. The nasty, seamy side that even the most ardent fans don’t get exposedd to. There’s only one problem: A woman is not supposed to be there! Women’s Lib has succeeded in blurring the line, and the networks hire these attractive young women to meet discrimination gains and throw them into environments where they’re one of the boys.

Women Get What They Deserve In Male Locker Rooms

September 15th, 2010
12:47 pm

Men are not allowed in women’s locker rooms. So men be shown any less respect for their privacy? Why is it ok for women to invade male locker rooms?
I don’t care what is done to women in male locker rooms except physical touching. If they want to show disrespect by being there, then it’s open season.

mattR

September 15th, 2010
12:48 pm

Ask yourself this: Would a male reporter be allowed into a female locker room? I don’t think the locker room is any place for a different gender reporter to be, whether it is a woman in a man’s locker room or vice versa. They have press rooms for those sort of things don’t they??

dangerousdan885

September 15th, 2010
12:48 pm

I can’t believe some of the posts on here from women. Look, this girl has a killer body and it doesn’t matter what she wears, she will still look stunning. She isn’t the only female sideline reporter to ever wear jeans. How many guys see girls with low cut blouses every day at work or out and about? That doesn’t give you the right to blurt out cat calls. Just act like an adult and save it for the strip club where you may get thrown out for the same thing.

Simple Man!!!!

September 15th, 2010
12:49 pm

So what I am hearing is that unless a woman looks like a mud-duck, She is supposed to down play her atractiveness whenever men are around because we as guy are not expected to behave respectfully??? I mean Everyone keeps saying that she was of base and un professional, what about the players??? Because they play ball, are they not expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner??? Women have been allowed in male locker rooms for at least 20 years… After all that time, do we still let teh “boys will be boys” mentality stand??? That kind of thinking is why Big Ben handle that chick rough in Milledgeville! Thats the same kind of thought pattern that has Sterling Sharpe on Leave from NFL on ESPN now!!!! These are supposed to be GROWN ASS MEN!!! They get paid a grip to be PROFESSIONAL football players. They should be expected to live up to their whole job title not just the football part!!!

JJs

September 15th, 2010
12:49 pm

if you cant take the heat yhen dont wear the clothes…. And stay out of the locker room……Sexy clothes and me with money…. They think you want on thinggggggg…..

K.Elaine

September 15th, 2010
12:50 pm

First off, I think this particular reporter is an attention seeker. She is no doubt an attractive lady but her outfit on Fox sports was too low cut. I worked for many years in a male-dominated profession and because I wanted to be taken seriously, I tended to dress conservatively because the last thing you want in a meeting is a guy staring at your body instead of listening to what you are saying. I dealt with plenty of sexist comments, crude jokes, etc but I took it all in stride. These were the days when sexual harrassment was in its infancy. I am all for women reporting in sports but I don’t think the locker room is an appropriate venue for that. She has certainly gotten her 15 minutes of fame !

BossDawg

September 15th, 2010
12:54 pm

“The thing is” — ??? Literary genius.

It's me....lurker

September 15th, 2010
12:55 pm

I just viewed a clip of a Fox News interview where her shirt is unbutton almost down to the top of the tummy, boobs exposed (she ain’t slick), and the interviewer flashed a shot of her at the sidelines from the back and bluntly asked, can they get any tighter…all she responded with was that’s mai syeze. Right…she don’t get it….at all Oh wait, she get’s it.

DuShawn

September 15th, 2010
12:56 pm

Are male reporters allowed in the female locker rooms after their sporting events? I would love to see Serena or the Atlanta Dream being interviewed half naked.

the truth

September 15th, 2010
12:57 pm

Why dont women realize that if you dress like a whore and slu* you get treated like one? Like it or not.
Why is a male reporter not allowed in the Atlanta Dream locker room after the game when the players are naked?
You fem nazi’s need to get over yourself.

gatorman770

September 15th, 2010
1:00 pm

I understand and fully support equal rights and equal pay (for the same work quality and quantity)for all races and sexes, but I don’t understand why women are allowed in womens locker rooms when men are not allowed in female locker rooms. It’s kinda like the “equality” in professional tennis. The women want the same purses at the majors, but they don’t want to have to play the same number of sets as the men.

the truth

September 15th, 2010
1:01 pm

When will women realize that if you dress like a sl*t and wh*re you get treated like one. Like it or not.
Are male reporters allowed in the Atlanta Dream lockeroom when the players are getting dressed. I bet not.
Fem Nazi’s get over yourself.

Dress Code

September 15th, 2010
1:02 pm

We have a dress code at work. Follow it or go home. They need a dress code that everyone can agree to and follow in the locker room or on the field. Follow it or go home.

crazy clarissa

September 15th, 2010
1:04 pm

Fem Nazi’s get over yourself.

u hater! are you anti? who’s side do you u play on?

Yo Ho!

September 15th, 2010
1:04 pm

Dress like a slut – be treated like a slut. Dress like a professional woman, you’ll be respected as such.

It's me....lurker

September 15th, 2010
1:05 pm

Some of the wh”re and sl*t comments feel angry in here today…whoa

Stinky Sullivan

September 15th, 2010
1:06 pm

What’s wrong with what that fair woman wore? I say nothing. Nor should she’d have been treated with such disrespect. See, one must take care of women like this.

But then again when you’re as good-looking as I am, women of all ages and sizes want to “interview” you, if you know what i mean?

Winks at the ladies,
SS

Leggs

September 15th, 2010
1:08 pm

@Elise ~ while watching her on GMA I too thought about the blouse she was. It was nice, but if you’re trying to deflect, no peek-a-boo clothing. :lol:

@danger885 ~ that is very true, she could wear a potatoe sack and still look stunning. She even said “it’s not my problem that clothes look better on me than average women.” Not sure if she used the word average, but that’s what she meant!

the truth

September 15th, 2010
1:10 pm

Just questioning why male reporters are not allowed in female locker rooms while they are dressing.
If you want equality, it needs to be both ways. Get it?

Sam the Sham

September 15th, 2010
1:13 pm

Let the boys be boys. Men have appreciated beautiful women since Adam first saw Eve standing naked by the apple tree.

DreamsMaterialize

September 15th, 2010
1:13 pm

I believe in women dressing and behaving responsibly, but grown men should also behave accordingly. There is no excuse for being disrectful, whether you’re in the locker room or the board room.

DreamsMaterialize

September 15th, 2010
1:14 pm

“disrespectful”

Leggs

September 15th, 2010
1:15 pm

I wonder how much The Donald has gotten away with???

Stimulus Package

September 15th, 2010
1:17 pm

Let’s face it. It is not as if she is reporting for the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal or even the AJC. She works for Mexico’s version of TMZ.

If she were a dude they would call her Perez Hilton. This is not Erin Andrews we are talking about here. Google her and take a look at the swimsuit covers she has graced (think FHM and Maxim and you have the idea).

The is nothing more than a publicity campaign. Tabloids outsell conventional newspapers in Europe and south of the border. Give it 6 months and this report will grace the pages of Playboy. Take that to the bank.

Mrs. Tazzee

September 15th, 2010
1:18 pm

Afternoon folks!

Wise Diva – congratulations on your front page placement!

FYI – male reporters are allowed in WNBA locker rooms. Shoot, some of the WNBA coaches are men, so you know some men are in there.

BTW, Jemele Hill, ESPN columnist is going to be on The Stews to discuss this topic.

Single Mom

September 15th, 2010
1:23 pm

If you don’t want to be treated like a stipper than don’t dress like one.

czBrat

September 15th, 2010
1:27 pm

i’m going to have to hire someone to remind me NOT to eat fried foods no matter how tempting. that chicken went down easy-breezy, but it’s kickin up a ruckus with my fruit’n yogurt bfast. :(

Binford2K

September 15th, 2010
1:28 pm

Publicity grab.

Women shouldn’t be in men’s locker rooms – it really IS that simple. Football players are asked to be primal and savage during a game, and yet, anyone really expects that switch to flip minutes after the contest??? Seriously?

We may have evolved as humans, but not that much. We are animals at the core.

Delude yourself to think otherwise.

Elijah ( I want some of dat)

September 15th, 2010
1:35 pm

Regardless of the situation, men and women should show respect at all times. A boardroom nor a lockroom is no place for irresponsible behavior…..

Now…. CZBrat I am entrigued you say the senoritas dress provocative on the regular correct? Um I need to conduct an interview with one of them regarding why they like to dress so provocative on the regular can you hook a brutha up? :wink:

DC Rose

September 15th, 2010
1:36 pm

@Leggs 12:36 pm – butt implants!!! I thought she had on those padded drawers they sell at Fred. of Hollywood.

It's me....lurker

September 15th, 2010
1:39 pm

Hey DC Rose, don’t know if you’ve seen the commercial here of late that advertises panties with butt pad but it is hilarious

Whatever

September 15th, 2010
1:44 pm

Seems like someone would know if you dress a certain way men will notice ( women too ) and react to it. Men will react in a lustful manner, women will react in a dislikeful manner. You have this in the work place, etc. Some women have it and flaunt it ( they like the attention I guess ). If you are a woman and dress sexy you will be noticed. Period.

Dirty Diana

September 15th, 2010
1:50 pm

i’m going to have to hire someone to remind me NOT to eat fried foods no matter how tempting. that chicken went down easy-breezy,

Well, doggone czbrat I am sitting here munching on a fried, boneless, skinless, chicken breast. I was feeling good this is the first piece of fried something I’ve had in over a week, but your post made me :cry: I am not working out today or the rest of this week :grin:

czBrat

September 15th, 2010
2:00 pm

LOL @ DD. i kept telling myself i should at least remove the skin but NOPE! now i’m paying for it. went out with s/o friday and had nachos & margaritas … followed by killer stomach cramps :( i told myself then no more fried foods’, but you see how long that lasted. LOL

i think i have to just deny myself that weekly ‘cheat day’ and stick to the healthy eating.

btw … we settled on tijuana garage in L5P and had a beautiful evening. music wasn’t live, but a perfect mix of salsa & pop/r&b.

PrincessNik...Captain of Dreams Team

September 15th, 2010
2:05 pm

*walking into blogsville, looking around thinking to myself “harpo, who these here people”, walking back out*

:lol:

czBrat

September 15th, 2010
2:07 pm

LMAO @ Nik. nooooooo! come back & talk to me. i’m tired of the topic. oops. is that gonna get me booted WD?

Leggs

September 15th, 2010
2:07 pm

It’s rather nice to see new monikers weighing in.

PrincessNik...Captain of Dreams Team

September 15th, 2010
2:08 pm

What’s up Cz? LOL

PrincessNik...Captain of Dreams Team

September 15th, 2010
2:11 pm

It’s rather nice to see new monikers weighing in

leggs

I don’t disagree, just a little much for me to take in all at once…… :|

Leggs

September 15th, 2010
2:13 pm

How many are looking forward to Terry McMillian’s new book? I hope she doesn’t come across as a bitter woman, but one who is finally able to truly EXHALE.

czBrat

September 15th, 2010
2:13 pm

hola chica. just sittin here misbehavin on MIA.

i’ve been very good to avoid the bake sale that’s been going on in our dept since noon. how bout they just announced all remaining goodies are now 80% off. lemme scrape together some change and blow my diet.

PrincessNik...Captain of Dreams Team

September 15th, 2010
2:17 pm

Leggs, I’m looking forward to it kinda I guess. Her last book The Interruption of Everything didn’t do anything for me, I only made it halfway through before putting it aside…….

I just read Zane’s new book The Hot Box as well as the new Mary B. Morrison, and the new Carl Webber book, all three were good reads.

PrincessNik...Captain of Dreams Team

September 15th, 2010
2:20 pm

Cz, LMBO, been there done that before

Dirty Diana

September 15th, 2010
2:20 pm

czBrat I give myself the weekend to eat unhealthy, but I have been working hard today so I decided that little piece of chicken would not hurt me too much. Besides I saw on GMA the FDA just approved of a procedure that can freeze away the fat. So I now have options…LOL

As for the newbies I hope that hang around…to me it is borinng on the blog with the same folks, saying the same thing, acting the same way every day. :grin:

Kym

September 15th, 2010
2:23 pm

@Leggs..I heard her read from that new book at a bookclub conference a couple of years ago..she was still carrying that bitter bag. The book was a revisit of the women from waiting to exhale..10 years later.

blue - ½ -n- ½

September 15th, 2010
2:24 pm

popping back in…whats happening, we still on topic or have we drifted?

Leggs

September 15th, 2010
2:24 pm

Leggs

September 15th, 2010
2:25 pm

I’m going to leave this desk and go to Diary Queen and get a slushie…BRB!