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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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Jaie

September 15th, 2010
2:25 pm

Afternoon Everyone!

I’ll check back in once I have caught up! :wink:

PrincessNik...Captain of Dreams Team

September 15th, 2010
2:27 pm

Kym/Leggs

There were excerpts in Essence the past four issues, one excerpt per character……

PrincessNik...Captain of Dreams Team

September 15th, 2010
2:27 pm

Blue, you didn’t tell us Fred could type!!!

It's me....lurker

September 15th, 2010
2:30 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.

You know I use to be a fan of that kind of reading/dialoging maybe 10 years or so ago but really drop anything that’s not working for you. Drop it, be done, move over, move on. You can only control your actions. Rid youself of all that extra baggage and press forward. It’s more healthy rather than exhaling…or is that suppose to be the same? LOL When I think of exhaling I think of a few of your girls, a few drinks and man bashing…LOL

It's me....lurker

September 15th, 2010
2:32 pm

Then again I could be going to the left on what she was asking and the whole of the book, given I haven’t read any excerpts. Pardon me.

blue - ½ -n- ½

September 15th, 2010
2:33 pm

i have never read a terry mcmillian book…is she one of those authros who pretty much writes the same type of story just new characters?

@Princess – i didnt know either, has he been in here today?

PrincessNik...Captain of Dreams Team

September 15th, 2010
2:34 pm

@ Blue, I think i saw him on page two ;)

DC Rose

September 15th, 2010
2:35 pm

@PrincessNik…2:27 pm
Blue, you didn’t tell us Fred could type!!!

And get his thoughts across clearly. Rehab did wonders!

PrincessNik...Captain of Dreams Team

September 15th, 2010
2:38 pm

@ DC Rose, he was quite articulate wasn’t he :)

czBrat

September 15th, 2010
2:40 pm

Nik, do you read EJD? i have yet to pick up his latest, but his, Carl’s and Kimbela’s books never disappoint. Zane is a bit much for me though.

DD, the PR trip is just 3 weeks away so i’m just gonna cut out the cheat days (weekends or otherwise) until we get back. tried on a couple of my bikinis last night and i’m not quiiiite there yet. said while squinting one eye>/i>

PrincessNik...Captain of Dreams Team

September 15th, 2010
2:44 pm

Cz, I read EJD also as well as Kimberla, as far as Zane, her last two books have had some scenes, but the story line hasn’t been based just on the more sx-ual.

kimmie

September 15th, 2010
2:45 pm

Terry McMillan was on Frank & Wanda today. I don’t know about her book, but she actually sounded like she had worked thru that bitter woman stuff today. In fact, she warned other women against that – not letting your yesterday ruin your NOW. She said it was hard working thru her heartbreak & all, and nobody can tell you how long you can take to mourn or get over someone or something. But once you do, move on and embrace life. She said it was bad when women feel they are nothing without a man. She also said too many women and men spend too much time thinking about themselves and wallowing in themselves. She said you need to step out of the box, get out the house and try new things and new experiences. Get out of your ruts. If you see a guy you like, why not ask him out.

She sounded rather healthy and together this morning. She said she’s coming up on age 59.

blue - ½ -n- ½

September 15th, 2010
2:45 pm

@Princess/DC – well i’ll be d@mned, whoda thunk it? well i guess money well spent…now if i could just figure out how he got past my password and all…hmmm…..

PrincessNik...Captain of Dreams Team

September 15th, 2010
2:49 pm

Blue!?!?! Fred is a hacker now……. OMG :lol:

PrincessNik...Captain of Dreams Team

September 15th, 2010
2:52 pm

Cz, I forgot that I had just read EJD’s newest book also, it was a page turner, really good. I read so much sometimes I can’t remember all the books I’ve read I’ve read 4 in the past two weeks.

Timeless

September 15th, 2010
2:55 pm

Female Opinion @11:21: Agree!

Leggs

September 15th, 2010
2:57 pm

@kimmie ~ I caught the tailend of her interview on V. I can’t listen to Wanda nor Frank anymore.

blue - ½ -n- ½

September 15th, 2010
2:58 pm

@Princess – you know, i really shouldnt be all that surprised….im a techy….and he’s been watching me a little too closely lately…tho i geuss all in all, a useful skill to have…

Sassy Me...Sun Kissed :-)

September 15th, 2010
2:59 pm

Kimmie I heard that interview as well and thought it was good to hear that she’d worked through her issues. She said that for a while hell yeah she was bitter and she had a right to be but that she’s forgiven her ex-husband and they’re friends…..not BFFs but they’re cool. She said the time she spent with him were some of the best of her life….still makes me wonder how she didn’t know he liked what she liked but oh well…..

Leggs

September 15th, 2010
2:59 pm

You have to watch those animals that watch “a little to closely”….animal version of SNAPPED!

blue - ½ -n- ½

September 15th, 2010
3:02 pm

had to hack my moms machine the other day since the thing went haywire…(she insists it wasnt her lol)….guess maybe he learned some new tricks……

Melo

September 15th, 2010
3:02 pm

@Terr?

she’s 59 so she was aged when she snagged that young one trying to get her grove on.
Viagra d that go get ‘em attitude had her in deep trouble, boning a switch brother.
Now look at her now at 59, she ain’t got no more fresh oil in her
tank!

@Ladies?
does it hurt u more when u share that Wang with another man as compared to another heifer?

Ur anger is at 5squared?
:lol:

men and women are so different. If it were guys. We would just say ‘ baby, don’t be ashamed, let her come join the team in our bedroom’

Women are daamn selfish!!!

Sassy Me...Sun Kissed :-)

September 15th, 2010
3:03 pm

You have to watch those animals that watch “a little to closely”….

Okay so does that mean that Fred is over his sugar addiction?….lol

Sassy Me...Sun Kissed :-)

September 15th, 2010
3:04 pm

sometimes you sound real suspect….just seem really concerned about the stick….

Leggs

September 15th, 2010
3:09 pm

Yeah, he may need a few sugar blocks so he wouldn’t dilate as much…

Sassy Me..Sun Kissed :-)

September 15th, 2010
3:13 pm

Too funny Leggs

blue - ½ -n- ½

September 15th, 2010
3:13 pm

@Sassy – seems hes over the sugar…tho DD keeps trying to get him to fall off the wagon…gotta keep playing interference on her deliveries….
@Leggs – Snapped, lmao ….. :neutral:

Sassy Me..Sun Kissed :-)

September 15th, 2010
3:14 pm

Is anyone going to buy Terry’s new book?…

Simple Man!!!!

September 15th, 2010
3:16 pm

czBrat ….HUGE EJD fan here!! In fact I am re-reading “Milk in my Coffee” right now!

PrincessNik...Captain of Dreams Team

September 15th, 2010
3:16 pm

@Sassy, buy-uh no, but I do have it on hold through the public library system so I will at least attempt to read it….

Sassy Me..Sun Kissed :-)

September 15th, 2010
3:16 pm

tho DD keeps trying to get him to fall off the wagon…

Yeah that day he had candy n stuff falling out of his saddle still makes me laugh…lil Fred had the shakes from all them sweet tarts… :lol:

PrincessNik...Captain of Dreams Team

September 15th, 2010
3:18 pm

Simple man did you read all three of the “Gideon” books?

DC Rose

September 15th, 2010
3:19 pm

I bought Terry’s new book Sat. Haven’t started it yet. If it’s an angry book, I probably won’t read it until next year. You guys know I’m working on my anger.

Sassy Me..Sun Kissed :-)

September 15th, 2010
3:20 pm

….HUGE EJD fan here!! In fact I am re-reading “Milk in my Coffee” right now!

You betta hush you mouf!! I really liked that book….I liked all of his books. Anyone heard of Colin Channer?…I like him,too. I’m re-reading Song of Solomon and it feels like the first time…it’s so dark and intricate…but all of Toni’s novels are, well at least the ones I’ve read.

kimmie

September 15th, 2010
3:20 pm

I’m sorry, but I would have had to be blind, deaf & dumb not to know that dude was “happy”. Terry was just caught up.

Kym

September 15th, 2010
3:21 pm

@Kimmie I am so glad. Because I like Terry and she was really hurting last I saw. So I am very glad she is back in stride again. I will def give her book some love. Plus she is not writing this wonderful “urban fiction” these publishers are trying to pawn off these days.

Simple Man!!!!

September 15th, 2010
3:21 pm

PNik…Have not read Dying for Revenge yet but I will when I go on vacatation this fall…

Elijah ( BKA W8.2 the security guard)

September 15th, 2010
3:22 pm

Fellas get out the 40 ounces pour some on the ground and put on ( Boys to Men) It’ so hard to say goodbye to that good paying job…

Well this is 2 you Shannon Sharpe…. When you make that kinda of money just go and purchase some good puddy… Yes I said purchase because the women like the word purchasing better…..Plus we are always, I say always purchasing the puddy one way or another.
YEA :smile:

Be right back, I have to catch a big woman in Walmart she trying to steal some dunkin donuts…. :smile:

blue - ½ -n- ½

September 15th, 2010
3:22 pm

@Sassy – yeah, that was a dark day…he confessed he’d been hiding things in his saddle for awhile by then…what a shame…come to think of it, the kids on the pony rides were saying he seemed a little bumpy…hmmm….it always all makes sense after the intervention……

Sassy Me..Sun Kissed :-)

September 15th, 2010
3:24 pm

buy-uh no, but I do have it on hold through the public library system

I totally understand. She said this book is about finding that happy place after he done did you wrong …so I reckon it’ll help some women in that situation realize there is life after…

Simple Man!!!!

September 15th, 2010
3:24 pm

Sassy….This is a great read!! I need to find a woman that can turn me out like Ol’girl did Jordan LOL

Dirty Diana ♠

September 15th, 2010
3:25 pm

@blue and Sassssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssy

Fred is over here with me now…he is having fresh oats, peppermint, hay, spearmint, and washing it down with Patron. He is still feeling good after turning out the Pink Pony. He wants to go to Vegas,so he can perform, but I don’t think blue will let him leave the state.

PrincessNik...Captain of Dreams Team

September 15th, 2010
3:25 pm

Simple Man

I really liked those books, I was surprised (but not really) when he put out a third book (Resurrecting Midnight), but for some reason I’m expecting at least one more……. What do you think?

Melo

September 15th, 2010
3:26 pm

suspect in some eyes? Maybe.

Secure?
this bro would wear a pink shirt and tie and not feel a thang!

@Kimmie?
what’s name of that lady used to be on View with Rosie and them?
even in divorce she never admitted guy was a switch. These older females are brazen but unschooled on this new age fetish.

Dirty Diana ♠

September 15th, 2010
3:26 pm

Elijah ( BKA W8.2 the security guard)

September 15th, 2010
3:22 pm

Well dayum!!!! I am surprise the blog let that name/word get by.LOL

Sassy Me..Sun Kissed :-)

September 15th, 2010
3:27 pm

…he confessed he’d been hiding things in his saddle for awhile by then…what a shame…

The funny thing blue is that I had a visual of him looking around all guilty n stuff like…hey how’d that get there? The stealing part was a cry for help but you know what they say about hind sight :lol:

PrincessNik...Captain of Dreams Team

September 15th, 2010
3:28 pm

Sassy,

Nothing against Terry McMillan, It’s just that I read A-LOT and i was spending a clip on books, it was my “latte factor” so I pretty much eliminated it by learning how to utilize the GA PINES system,

kimmie

September 15th, 2010
3:30 pm

Melo – Because of the nature of “happy” intimacy and the way our bodies are made, the risk of contracting HIV and other stuff is greater for women. The risks are just too great to take something lightly. It’s a whole different ballgame for u guys.

Sassy Me..Sun Kissed :-)

September 15th, 2010
3:31 pm

I am surprise the blog let that name/word get by.

Actually I didn’t notice it until you mentioned it Dianaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa. But now that you’ve mentioned it I’ve noticed some other things as well but no need giving that fraud any air time.

kimmie

September 15th, 2010
3:32 pm

Melo – Star Jones. Another in denial. Or if she knew, she bought into the story he told her and was desperate to marry.