Ok, it’s no crime to be pretty. In fact, in this business, it is a definite asset, if not a requirement(these days). So when Azteca sports reporter Ines Sainz… wore a pair of skin tight jeans and a fitted white shirt into the NY Jets locker room…was she “asking for it” ? You know…the cat calls, comments and whistles that followed? Ummmm, yes…and no.
Hey, when the ladies get dressed in the morning, whether you’re in your 20s or your(ahem) 50s….most of us are dressing for others. We wear clothing that makes us look our best, our most attractive…well,…packages the assets and minimizes the flaws, ok? How many outfits end up on the closet floor, because we take a look in the mirror and say….”NO !” And move on in search of…something else. It’s just the way most of us are, you know? And I can tell you, I’ve seen some college interns in our newsroom that look they were headed for a day at the beach…bare shoulders and backs, skirts that barely covered the essentials….yeah. But that doesn’t mean the guys in the newsroom get to comment or whistle or cat call them. The guys may think some things(probably do..come on), but there is a level of decorum that is required in a business, even if the woman involved doesn’t seem to get that(or doesn’t care).
So I’m just gonna put it out there that Ines knew exactly how she looked in her GD jeans. What are GD jeans, you may ask? A very curvy reporter who once worked at WBAL(and shall remain anonymous)told me about hers…(you do know what GD stands for right)? She said that whenever she wore these jeans that caressed her curves, some guy would inevitably exclaim… with feeling, “G** d#*^, girl !” So Ines put on her GD jeans and sashayed forth to high def tv, knowing she would also get a “GD, girl!”….and she did. Dying of embarrassmentt? Please.
But that said, football players in locker rooms need to know they need to keep their GD mouths shut. Look all you want my friend….it’s free…but comments are gonna cost you. That’s just the way it is. And shouldn’t that always be true? A woman should not have to wear a burka or a mid calf skirt and sweatshirt in there to avoid male attention. In fact, the coach needs to say, “Guys, I don’t care if she comes in here wearing pasties and a g-string, keep your big, testosterone-laden, entitled mouths shutterinsky. Get Me? Got me? Good.”
Women sports reporters deserve the same respect that anyone gets….I would guess it’s not easy covering male sports like football, and while looking like a hottie may have helped get the job, you have to work even harder to truly be taken seriously by the guys. So hats off to them. But maybe button one more button? I’m just sayin’.