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September 19, 2010

Sainz: Scandal Set Back Women's Rights '50 Years': TV Azteca sports reporter Ines Sainz wrote a commentary for Mexico City newspaper El Universal titled "My September 11th in New York" in which she blamed the media for blowing up the situation. "A group of news people and communicators, eager to make an even bigger scandal out of this situation, have moved women's rights backwards at least 50 years," she wrote. "I am surprised by how easily some colleagues skip the basic rules of journalism: one should investigate, inquire, and look at the facts before giving an opinion."

posted by rcade to football at 04:23 PM - 21 comments

And by having the title "My September 11th in New York" isn't 'blowing up the situation' either, Ines?

posted by BornIcon at 04:39 PM on September 19

She's not the most subtle person in the world.

posted by rcade at 05:55 PM on September 19

She's as subtle as a bull in a China shop.

posted by BornIcon at 06:25 PM on September 19

Phyllis Schlafly never thought that she was being treated in a demeaning manner, either.

posted by lil_brown_bat at 07:50 PM on September 19

"A group of news people and communicators, eager to make an even bigger scandal out of this situation, have moved women's rights backwards at least 50 years,"

I see. So it was the fault of the media for setting women's rights back. Ines doesn't believe that she had anything to do with it.

posted by roberts at 08:28 PM on September 19

Sainz does have one good point: The Association for Women in Sports Media had no business filing a complaint with the Jets until it spoke to her first to determine the facts. A group of journalists should know better than to assume that media reports are correct.

posted by rcade at 08:57 PM on September 19

So, the whole thing was just a big misunderstanding that grew quickly out of control?

Oh, I see. Well, carry on then. Never happened.

Someone please let this story die.

posted by Bonkers at 10:30 PM on September 19

Why exactly are women allowed in changing rooms after a match? Is a male reporter allowed into the changing room of a women's team?

(For that matter, the idea of allowing *any* reporters into changing rooms seems bizarre from this side of the pond.)

posted by salmacis at 05:43 AM on September 20

Men are allowed in WNBA locker rooms. They make the athletes wait under after the media's gone to undress and shower.

posted by rcade at 08:38 AM on September 20

rcade:

The Association for Women in Sports Media had no business filing a complaint with the Jets until it spoke to her first to determine the facts.

There were other journalists present as well. AFAIK the complaint originated with them, and they probably chose AWSM as the best vehicle to take it forward.

salmacia:

Why exactly are women allowed in changing rooms after a match? Is a male reporter allowed into the changing room of a women's team?

Congratulations, you're the 500th customer to bring up this same exact point. I wonder if anyone's addressed it before now.

posted by lil_brown_bat at 09:08 AM on September 20

If the situation can't be satisfactorily resolved, the next option may be to install some signage.

posted by beaverboard at 10:14 AM on September 20

No need to get sarky, lil_brown_bat. I don't read every other topic here.

posted by salmacis at 12:15 PM on September 20

I think lbb is a bit upset about the comment because the same/similar comments have been made in the two previous discussions about this topic.

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posted by grum@work at 12:21 PM on September 20

Well, good. The scandal and her wardrobe are now even.

Seriously, we need someone from BootyTV to tell us about Women's rights? When Al Michaels broadcasts his first game in tight jeans designed to show off his butt, I'll have more sympathy for the Ines Sainz's of this world.

posted by LostInDaJungle at 12:28 PM on September 20

I couldn't disagree with Sainz more. We don't need more bystanders questioning whether they should act when they see wrong happen. It is the exact wrong lesson from the Lisa Olson incident when PR people didn't intervene. Further, it isn't up to Sainz to decide what other reporters should do when they thought they witnessed something inappropriate.

posted by bperk at 02:52 PM on September 20

Easy for them to say. It isn't their name being dragged through the mud. I would think the opinion of the victim of such terrible transgressions would have a little weight in the matter.

Well, good. The scandal and her wardrobe are now even.

Meaning what? That if she was a dumpy housewife (note - it's the pejorative, no housewives are actually dumpy) wearing a pair of loose slacks, and being called a whore, you'd leap to her defense?

posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 06:13 PM on September 20

When I heard her speak in an interview last Monday I am pretty sure that she was not upset by what was said to her. It was another female reporter that was upset and she had to console the other reporter. Doesn't sexual harassment have to be unwanted by the recipient not by proxy?

posted by grabofsky74 at 06:41 PM on September 20

It isn't their name being dragged through the mud. I would think the opinion of the victim of such terrible transgressions would have a little weight in the matter.

She should direct her ire at those her dragged her name through the mud, not the ones who were trying to prevent sexual harassment.

posted by bperk at 10:23 PM on September 20

Former player Nate Jackson blames the Sainz situation on campdick.

posted by rcade at 05:10 PM on September 21

She should direct her ire at those her dragged her name through the mud, not the ones who were trying to prevent sexual harassment.

Perhaps she's a big girl who can make decisions for herself, and it ticks her off a little that someone else started this but it's her having to answer all the questions?

Everyone's favourite, Jason Whitlock, weighs in.

Also, ESPN's Jemele Hill feels the same way I do about comparing this to the Olson assault.

posted by wfrazerjr at 09:28 PM on September 21

Campdick? Really? These guys become unhinged after two weeks of isolation from women? I'd hate to see them come out here to Afghanistan for 7 mos-1 year.

If Jackson is correct, it doesn't speak highly of the NFL as a business environment (for the non-playing side).

posted by Bonkers at 02:01 AM on September 22

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