Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Female Sportscasters: Too Sensitive?

As a female who loves sports, and somewhat a feminist, I find it ironic that I don't like female sportscasters. At all. 1st of all, they try too hard to be one of the guys and to fit in, but really they sound stupid. They sound like they rehearsed a bunch of facts before they went on the air, but they have no idea what they are talking about. More importantly though, they seem to get their panties in a wad over the littlest bullshit. It seems to me, if you want to be "one of the guys" and "fit in" then you should a. roll with the punches and have a thicker skin, and b. not dress like a hooker. If you want to be a respected sportscaster, then act like you deserved some fucking respect.

Case in point? Ines Sainz. Apparently the NY Jets offended her, but I think in reality she welcomed it. Here is the Yahoo! article. I'll let you read that yourself because I am not one for paraphrasing.

I understand that a lot of female sportscasters are treated poorly. I thought the situation with Erin Andrews being photographed naked in her hotel room without her knowledge was despicable. I'm sure there are players that make inappropriate comments and advances and it makes the ladies uncomfortable. But at what point do women have to take responsibility for themselves? Female sportscasters don't need to be in the locker room. period. Why? Because that's where problems start. A hot girl walks into a locker room full of testosterone overloaded football players all pumped up to play the 1st game of the season, and expects what? For them to see her as just a sportscaster and not a sexy lady? Get real. You can't expect men to behave differently than what is inherently part of them, so why put yourself in danger of being "uncomfortable"?

And this? This is appropriate dress for a sportscaster? If this is how you want to be viewed, fine. go for it. But don't expect to be an accredited member of the press. Girls who dress like this while on a football field are looking for attention, so don't get all pissed off when those players pay attention to you.

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