Ines Sainz complains about sexism in New York Jets Locker room.

Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by Hello, Sep 15, 2010.

  1. Hello


    This seems like a big publicity stunt to me on her part. The woman has made a career for herself by participating in beauty pageants and soley based off of her good looks, now she goes into a Locker room where 70 guys are standing around naked, dressed provocatively, and all of a sudden she becomes sensitive to sexism? Give me a break. She didnt seem to have any problem with sexism when she was making a career for herself based on her looks. If you walk into a dressing room with 70 testosterone junkies who are naked you have to have thicker skin than this. Sex sells, she knows it because she is the one benefitting from it, and she is the one playing it up to benefit her career. If she really gave a rats ass about sexism, she would not be making a career for herself selling her body, If you dont want guys making cat calls at you, certain jobs are inappropriate, complaining about sexism in a locker room when you are the self proclaimed "sexiest reporter in sports" would be like a hooters waitress complaining about sexism from her patrons, or a cheerleader complaining about comments from the fans. 99% of the time i would have found this inappropriate, infact even had it happened to almost any other Female NFL reporter like Pam Oliver, or any of the other ones who work on the sidelines it would not have been appropriate, but when you come to work dressed like this chick does, and make a career off selling your body you should atleast be expected to have a little common sense when it comes to this sort of thing.

    I am now eagerly awaiting a male journalist who complains about sexism because he is not allowed into a female sports teams locker room while they are all standing around naked. :D

    Here is a picture of her on the sidelines.


    Little time passed between the moment TV reporter Ines Sainz tweeted Saturday about how uncomfortable some Jets' coaches and players made her feel, as she attempted to do her job interviewing Mark Sanchez, and the initiation of an investigation by the Jets' brass and the NFL into her complaint.

    Jets owner Woody Johnson (pictured below) reached out immediately to Sainz in apology, promised that he would get to the bottom of it and issued a statement decrying any boorish behavior toward women in the locker room. League spokesman Greg Aiello stated Sunday that commissioner Roger Goodell wanted to know all the facts.

    That was a far cry from what happened 20 years ago this week when my colleague Lisa Olson suffered derision in the Patriots' locker room aimed at her gender. The Patriots owner at the time crudely dismissed her complaint. The league finally got around to looking into what happened to her, which resulted in a voluminous report damning the behavior of some Patriots, particularly Zeke Mowatt, who was fined for his abhorrent behavior.

    So if there is a positive to be taken from the still-unfolding Sainz story, it is that some people -- those most responsible for selling America's pastime to more sports fans, especially women, than any sport in our country -- were reminded of something rather fundamental in this country: Sexual harassment and discrimination has no place in our workplaces. Both, in fact, are against the law.

    More: Sainz 'Embarrassed' by Attention


    "I want to make it clear that in no moment did I even feel offended, much less at risk or in danger while there."
    -- Ines Sainz, to the New York Daily News What some people in sports need to have underscored for them in our new journalistic environment, however, is that that protection doesn't shrink with the fit of jeans or disappear with the height of a hemline. Women in journalism, or any line of work, shouldn't be subjected to as much as sexual innuendo for any reason.

    Some among us aren't taking seriously what Sainz, who reports for TV Azteca in Mexico, said happened to her because she is a former Miss Spain and Miss Universe contestant, allows her employer's Web site to post pictures of her in bikinis, refers to herself as "the hottest reporter in Mexico," and reinforces all of the above in her work attire. At the Colts' last Super Bowl press day, she even allowed herself to be hoisted onto the shoulder pads of a couple of linemen and paraded around like some Babylonian goddess.

    No, Sainz doesn't share the same rung in journalism as a distinguished and serious writer like Olson, or the women -- Lesley Visser, Christine Brennan, etc. -- who rallied around Olson twenty years ago and this week are rallying around Sainz. She's part of the growing breed of female journalists who stand out more because of how they look than what they report.

    Sainz doesn't represent a new model. To some extent, Jayne Kennedy and Phyllis George (maybe even Downtown Julie Brown) preceded her. But there are a lot more Sainzes, Kennedys and Georges nowadays, including women whose reporting is just as noteworthy as whatever aesthetic they meet yet find themselves diminished, unfortunately, because of their appearance.

    If all of that sounds sexist, it's because it is. Men rarely if ever get judged similarly, in large part because we're doing most of the evaluating. But it is as sexist to judge people's abilities based on their gender as it is racist to make a similar distinction based on skin color.

    It doesn't matter that Sainz made the media rounds on Monday telling every interviewer that what she tweeted happened at the Jets' practice facility wasn't as terrible as maybe her tweet made it sound. "I want to make clear that in no moment did I even feel offended, much less at risk or in danger while there," the New York Daily News quoted Sainz telling the Spanish-language program DeporTV on Monday. "It was simply a situation that got out of hand. I waited for the interview with Mark Sanchez, we did it and it turned out great. ... the next day the press is reporting that I was a victim of harassment and inappropriate behavior by the Jets."

    What happened to Sainz is bigger than her.

    What happened to Sainz is why the NFL in 1985 implemented a policy mandating that female journalists have the same access to players as male journalists. It is why a month after Olson was violated that then-NFL boss Paul Tagliabue levied what then was the biggest fine against a coach, Sam Wyche, after Wyche barred a female reporter from his Bengals locker room declaring that, "I will not allow women to walk in on 50 naked men."

    I've never seen a nude woman in a women's locker room, and never looked for one.

    The NFL couldn't afford to let that sort of culture fester if it hoped to appeal to everyone. Fast forward 20 years and the league can't afford the sort of culture Jets' coach Rex Ryan -- our favorite new caricature of the boisterous, cussing football coach, thanks to Ryan's self-absorbed performance on HBO's "Hard Knocks" -- seemed to be cultivating with his club.
  2. Whatever. This chick is hot.
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  3. Hello


    lol you want get any debate from me over that. But if you ever manage to take her home, your going to need a box cutter to get her pants off. :D


  4. Ricter


    There's a lot of hot chicks in the world, so she can fuck off. I agree with Hello on this.
  5. Arnie


    Dat Ass!! :D
  6. More cushin for the pushin! Actually I prefer a small ass. [​IMG]
  7. She's lucky she got out of that locker room in one piece.

    There is something odd about a babe who has her job soley due to looks, dresses provocatively , then compalins about treated as an object.

    Women have no business in locker rooms. How would they feel if players wanted to hang around in their dressing room. I have never understood why players can't get dressed in private, then make themselves available to media, male and female. The NFL is obssessed with Political Correctness, yet forces a policy on players that treats them essentially as farm animals.
  8. Lucrum


    I might give her a 6.3, slightly better than average bod but a below average face.

    Here's a thought, if she feels uncomfortable in a mens locker room, where she has no business being in the first place, then stay the fuck out. Problem solved.
  9. Hello


    Even if the league fines the jets, she is going to be a pariah in the locker room after this, im not sure she thought this one through, cause if i was a player i would never give her an interview after this stunt.

    She better hope she is able to spin her 15 seconds of fame she got from this into some sort of internet success, or some other job in journalism, cause otherwise her days as a journalist who interviews guys in the locker room are over.
  10. Hello


    There are tons of women out there like this, feminist when it benefits them, then dress and act provocatively when it benefits them. You cant have it both ways.

    I had an ex who worked as a waitress in a nightclub, and she would always bitch at me about how men hit on her.. She always dressed in tiny little skirts with her boobs hanging right out of her top, so i told her it was probably because of what she was wearing in a bar full of drunk guys.

    Well after she went off on me for an hour saying stupid shit like "your saying im asking for it" and "your saying its my fault" I asked her why dont you just dress down a little for your next shift, so then she says to me "well then i wont make as much in tips" WTF?!?! am i supposed to do with that? Needless to say that relationship never lasted very long.

    Its a no win situation for guys in that world, some girls constantly use their sexuality to get themselves places, and then cry foul the second something happens they dont like because of it. I have zero sympathy for people like this.

    #10     Sep 15, 2010