Did she “ask for it”?…and those #^*#* jeans….

Yowza....those jeans are...fitted...

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). 

It's no crime to be pretty...is it?

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’.

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10 Responses

  1. I just want to know what ever happened to professionalism, on both sides. I’ll leave my mouth shut now but dang I want to say a whole lot more but I don’t want to take over your blog 😉

  2. You know, I’ve never understood why players have to be interviewed in the locker room in the first place?! Why conduct interviews where players are changing, showering (presumably not during the interviews), and are entitled to their privacy? That has to be an extremely uncomfortable place for a female reporter to be. Why not move the interviews into the hallways.

    As far as her clothes go – I don’t think it was professional attire, but she still didn’t deserve the cat-calls and the harassment.

  3. I too am on the fence about this issue. Yes the guys should know better. However I find her attire to be in essence unprofessional. If you want to command respect as a professional, especially in a locker room full of men, dress the part. Jeans are not professional business attire, period. I think it’s great that she is a pretty girl in a tough business doing her thing. You can look sexy without showing your assets all over the place.

  4. I agree with everyone so far, and dissagree as well. If you want to be treated professionally then you must present yourself as a professional. I don’t think locker rooms are a place for interviewers or cameras. I really don’t think that a LADY should be in the men’s locker room with a team of half naked football players, and I don’t think a lady would wear those jeans into a situation like that. I have also seen on the internet very revealing photos of Ms Sainz, and she looks like a professional model, not sportscaster. So there, if you are a model the cat call is deserved, if you are a sports caster it is not. Thanks for listening

  5. She does not deserve to be cat-called. But whose idea was it to let reporters male or female into the locker rooms anyway? Locker rooms are supposed to be private not open to the general public. If I was a player or anyone else getting dressed I would expect my privacy. Can’t the sportscasters wait 20 minutes for the post game press conference?

    Also here is a link to a recent Countdown with Keith Olbermann video regarding this issue: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3036677/ns/msnbc_tv-countdown_with_keith_olbermann/#39182792

    Also on a completely different matter do any of your health report segments get picked up by other Hearst TV stations or by the NBC News Channel?

  6. I agree with you Donna, she wore those “GD” jeans with a purpose in mind when she knew she would entering the men’s locker room of a pro football team. If you go into a lions den covered with t-bone steaks you’ll get a response from the lions. I guess Ms. Sainz would go to church in a see-thru blouse and a micro mini skirt as well… Real simple, grow up and cover up! Thanks.

  7. If she’s selling her wares and she gets cat-calls, she’s offended … then stop puttin your wares out there … and stop going into the men’s locker room where they’re semi-naked to fully naked … honestly, did she think she’d be greeted with a blind eye? She knew exactly what she was doing and she got what she deserved … as for her GD jeans, looks like she has on those panties with the padding to enhance her rump …

  8. Frankly the thought of something called “GD” jeans is distasteful. Whatever happened to Commandment #3? Boy, we are really going down the tubes as a Nation.

  9. Doubtful, Susan…doubtful.

  10. My mother told me once that if you don’t have anything to sell, you shouldn’t advertise. It is what it is — a locker room full of men are not going to act like they would if they were in church. So why go in there looking like you are ready to work the street? And then she complains about it?
    Please

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