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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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Melo

September 15th, 2010
4:09 pm

Cz?

Showing her/ his lady friend?

U know Ricky Martin showed out too with pretty chic??

Ur guy is buff too???
‘ooghhh’ boy!! :lol:
:lol:

Luvbug

September 15th, 2010
4:10 pm

Yall killing me with all these inside convos. Is W8 here now? Yall could at least give us new people a heads up…if he’s the one that tossed up all the women. LOL

Mo (aka Moeisha )

September 15th, 2010
4:10 pm

2CPTG – LMAO! You cussing at the folks and the Blog blocked ya?!

Raqi/Leggs – LOL!

Agdawg

September 15th, 2010
4:10 pm

Sure a woman has a right to dress as she pleases but where has professional dress gone too? Everyone can have their own opinion on how to dress on your own time but what about her employer? Look the folks from the Networks would have never let one of their reporters, man or woman, dress so unprofessional. Just saying you need to dress the part……

rebraider

September 15th, 2010
4:10 pm

Are Men Allowed In Women’s Locker Room?

Raqi

September 15th, 2010
4:10 pm

Wait a minute Mo you going too fast. Did INC, Jones NY and Liz have any shirts on sale? What about bags? Were there any totes as amazing discounts? Shoes!!! What about Shoes?!?! Please tell me about the shoe sale…I’m about to explode.

Yo Momma

September 15th, 2010
4:12 pm

In response to the article, which nobody on here is talking about: Of course the woman reporter should NOT have been in the locker room. What did she think was going to happen dressed like that in front of 50+ naked men in THEIR locer room? Truth is, she knew exactly what would happen. At some point, people need to be held accountable for their actions, and then we all can move on.

2CPTG©

September 15th, 2010
4:12 pm

Mo, you know how I operate….lameness will not be tolerated! And I’m not scared to say what’s on my mind!!! Never that…..ain’t gotta change my name….been the same thing since day 1….

Doc Cheney

September 15th, 2010
4:13 pm

The way her pants hug her buttocks makes me involuntarily think about sexual intercourse. I think maybe it has something to do with the shape of her hips, but I cannot help but think that it would be quite exhilirating to enter her from a prone position and push rapidly on her hindquarters.

blue - ½ -n- ½

September 15th, 2010
4:14 pm

wow, yall are having a ball with Star and hiding happys…lol

@Leggs – lol, you know Fred doesnt have any female cousins…..

Leggs

September 15th, 2010
4:14 pm

Oh lawd….I’ll just walk away! :wink: I can post a one man story by myself today just reading Raqi, but I won’t.

Leggs

September 15th, 2010
4:16 pm

Doc Cheney has just spoken for the masses!

Mo (aka Moeisha )

September 15th, 2010
4:16 pm

Raqi – ok now shoes and bags I can handle. I walked it with 3 pairs of shoes and two bags. But I went to a great Macy’s so Im gonna hit another when I get off work. Oh and they had some suits on sale too. I didnt look at the shirts too tough though. I hit the store NY & Company…love that place…. Footlocker is always a go for the lil one.

2CPGT – I hear ya pimpin! lol

Elijah ( BKA W8.2 the security guard)

September 15th, 2010
4:17 pm

@2pcglt….Dude you funny….. I am neither trying to be nor riding someone jocks… This is comedy a mockery of someone who was just plain BSing… nothing more nothing less…

kimmie

September 15th, 2010
4:19 pm

Dang, I knew I should have gone on and driven 2 exits down to the mall and Macy’s, instead of going to the Kohls down the street during lunch!

Dang!

2CPTG©

September 15th, 2010
4:19 pm

for the record, it’s 2 Can Play That Game©!!!

if ya gon say it, say it right!

czBrat

September 15th, 2010
4:20 pm

haha melo. that’s dating in the DL capital of the world. if you’re fine & fit you’re suspect. chicks gotta go after the scruffy, smelly, pot-bellied dudes to lessen the odds of unpleasant surprises.

i'm swiss™

September 15th, 2010
4:21 pm

“My wife is happy that I can do both: find a woman sexy and respect her as a professional”

See, Jeff has the right idea. You should always give your stripper a respectable tip — she is a professional:lol:

Marie

September 15th, 2010
4:21 pm

No, women should not cover themselves to receive respect, they should cover themselves because it is respectful – to themselves. Covered or otherwise, women will be disrespected if the offending party possesses that type of mindset. Women should not make arbitrary decisions about their attire with what others will do, say, or think in mind, but based upon the self-worth that they recognize when no one else is around.

Leggs

September 15th, 2010
4:22 pm

@2C ~ take the brass knuckles off. That was funny!

kimmie

September 15th, 2010
4:22 pm

Brat – Reminds me of the Tom Joyner show, when he was saying good looking women like Halle should give a fat dude a chance. He pleaded

“Fine, give Fat a chance”! LOL!!!

2CPTG©

September 15th, 2010
4:23 pm

I ain’t trippin, Leggs….that was just lameness at it’s finest….that’s all….

Melo

September 15th, 2010
4:23 pm

@Legggs?

Can u please welcome Do Cheney and give him a temp pass as well as the ajc directions.

I would luv it if he is a regular.

I am going to talk to Willie and 2Can to see if we can slide him some credits to reduce his probation to a minimum.

Welcome Doc!!!

Michael

September 15th, 2010
4:23 pm

Can someone please answer this for me, can male sports reporters go into the ladies locker room after the game while some are showering and dressing? Not that you would want to in most cases, but I’m just wondering! Well, I guess if it were Sharapova, maybe!!!

DreamsMaterialize

September 15th, 2010
4:23 pm

Back from meetings and I see there’s a little ruckus. lol

Raqi

September 15th, 2010
4:24 pm

♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸suits, purses and shoes oh my ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪¸¸.•*¨*•¸¸.•*¨*•¸¸.•*¨*•¸¸.•*¨*•

Luvbug

September 15th, 2010
4:25 pm

Oooh…oh,well…to be continued…

Now with Star…I kinda thought she was sincere, but just deperate to prove she had made it (she bragged all the time over the smallest thing) and willing jump to in with the first guy who asked her becuase of her weight. I didn’t think she noticed.

Hmmm…maybe she did notice after all…

Nudity Rules

September 15th, 2010
4:25 pm

I have all the respect in the world for a fully naked woman. Clothing is always optional as far as I am concerned.

Leggs

September 15th, 2010
4:27 pm

@Melo ~ I can welcome him, but he needs to post more than once…plus Doc Cheney sounds too much like Dyck Cheney…I ‘on know about this one.

DCheney ~ welcome. Your honesty was refreshing. I appreciate that you didn’t ride Fred around the Mulberry Bush!

Elijah ( BKA W8.2 the security guard)

September 15th, 2010
4:29 pm

@2can ..This is funny you feel the need to respond to a moniker, truly a waste of time…

Luvbug

September 15th, 2010
4:29 pm

*willingly jumped in with*

(-__-)

September 15th, 2010
4:29 pm

Payless and dots

Dirty Diana ♠

September 15th, 2010
4:30 pm

Star had lost some weight during the time she captured pieman

Melo

September 15th, 2010
4:31 pm

Cz?

U get a point with that 4.20!
Educated chics in the A roll with scruffy thugs lots of times.

HaHa Kimmie called ur guy fat!

blue - ½ -n- ½

September 15th, 2010
4:31 pm

gotta go…adios!

2CPTG©

September 15th, 2010
4:31 pm

is it really a waste???? you obviously knew whom I was referring to, therefore, my point was made….but this is all the shine you gon’ get from me…..hell, you want my autograph?

Elijah ( BKA W8.2 the security guard)

September 15th, 2010
4:31 pm

@Kimmie…. Wow you are very passionate about certain topics… I have a free counseling session for you and lillies will be waiting for you !! :smile:

The title DownLow exists for a reason.. You have a segment of the male population who are totaling existing on the DL…. They have sexual relations with their spouse or SO then go DLing when they get that urge or they already have on going relationship just like someone who is cheating on a SO.
I learned this from reading some of those novels Campbell and host of others.

See a person who lives by the world will exist in this world as anything to satisfy their lust….. Lust will get you in a lot of trouble..

Once they get a system to identify all DL men, then you ladies will have no choice but come us BLOG men…. See Melo is right in Africa most men have 5 to 25 wives….:wink: :lol:

Lord Velonese

September 15th, 2010
4:31 pm

If you don’t want to be stared at like a Hoe, cover your junk up!

Luvbug

September 15th, 2010
4:32 pm

Diana – Yeah, 20-30 pounds I thought.

Wise

September 15th, 2010
4:33 pm

If a woman walks into a corporate boardroom full of men wearing a tight short skirt and a form fitting top that reveals cleavage, what kind of response would you expect her to get?

If a woman talks trash and backs it up by welcoming unsavory advances, what type of response would you expect her to get?

Clothes and talk both speak to us.

If you want to be taken seriously, adjust your words and dress accordingly.

If you want to flirt with chances, do not cry foul when you chicken out.

Cutesy Pie

September 15th, 2010
4:33 pm

Women in this line of work (sideline reporters or sports reporters covering a team, not just behind the TV desk like a Linda Cohn) have to walk a fine line. If they don’t look relatively attractive and dress attractively, they probably don’t get hired. If a female sports reporter is a serious reporter and is seeking the same access to athletes as her male counterparts, she has to present a very serious, professional image – or the athletes will rip her apart. A male reporter isn’t going into the locker room wearing his tightest jeans, cowboy boots, and a shirt unbuttoned to show off his chest hair or whatever. They wear khakis and a polo or a sports jacket and tie. A female reporter should dress professionally. The athletes could deign, since they are paid handsomely for their efforts, to refrain from catcalls or pinches of ALL reporters – treating fellow human beings with respect.

I personally feel that it would be preferable if NO reporters were allowed in locker rooms. I feel that these men deserve the right to shower and dress without someone sticking a microphone and camera in their faces.

I wonder if this woman had any clue about her attire being viewed as provocative. In her culture, it may not be seen that way at all. She was coming to interview Mark Sanchez, but may have had no idea about U.S. football culture or the locker room culture.

It's me....lurker

September 15th, 2010
4:33 pm

What brought on that tongue thrashing

Leggs

September 15th, 2010
4:35 pm

WOW, we did a 360 and are now back on original topic.

broke bottom

September 15th, 2010
4:35 pm

Can you spell dumb blonde?

Lord Velonese

September 15th, 2010
4:35 pm

Moral of the Day: If it looks like a duck and quacks like a duck……..it must be a duck.

namro

September 15th, 2010
4:36 pm

I have notice that a lot of people are commenting about this person. Does anybody knows who she is? what’s her background? Is she really upset about this? … do a little research and you will get all your anwers …

Mo (aka Moeisha )

September 15th, 2010
4:36 pm

kimmie – yeah like I said, Im hitting Macy’s again later. Im just sayin… :smile:

KenFromCalifornia

September 15th, 2010
4:41 pm

she’s not a real reporter. her whole schtick is to flirt with her interviewees. if you’ve ever watch sabado gigante or other programs on spanish/mexican tv, that’s all you see is women dressed up in ways that wouldn’t be acceptable in similar venues here in the u.s.

she’s a swimsuit model, former beauty queen, and she cavorts around for no reason other than her good looks. she’s no more a journalist reporter than the man in the moon.

thus, she wasn’t taken seriously like suzy kolber or jemele hill would be. she was joked upon because she IS a joke.

and yes, male reporters are indeed allowed inside the wnba locker rooms…the hard part is getting people, male OR female, into the wnba stands. but that’s a topic for another day.

Simple Man!!!!

September 15th, 2010
4:41 pm

Dirty Diana ♠ @ 4:30

“Star had lost some weight during the time she captured pieman”

Yeah, But she still had all that extra skin and a big azz head!!!

Leggs

September 15th, 2010
4:42 pm

Star is another intelligent woman that walked the stupid plank!