Self described "Hottest sports reporter in Mexico" embarrassed by catcalls?

Kimberly - posted on 09/19/2010 ( 25 moms have responded )

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Is this a publicity stunt? I don't see how she can say she was embarrassed by the attention when she made a conscious decision to walk into a men's locker room scantily clad and has self proclaimed herself the "Hottest sports reporter in Mexico". I'm not buying it.

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Sharon - posted on 09/20/2010

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I don't think she's lying.

I think she's stupid.

I don't think its wrong for a man to catcall or wolfwhistle at a woman. Its not going to get them a date with me but its not wrong.

If you want to be treated as a professional - then dress at one. This is why major corporations have dress codes. She dressed the way she did to get a reaction then to make a big scene out of it. ITS STUPID.

I haven't heard a single other female reporter say an entire NFL team drooled over her, and cried "poor me" about it after dressing in a way that says "PLEASE NOTICE ME!!! I'M DESPERATE & STUPID!!!" Oh and days later she proclaims "i'm the hottest sports reporter"?? Its apparent she was only hired based on her looks because she certainly isn't intelligent.

I think the punishment dished out was appropriate. Its certainly not legally actionable or every construction worker in my town would be sued into the dirt.

Dress any way you want to but if someone is going to comment on it, then you're gonna have to suck it up. THIS IS A FREE COUNTRY WITH A SPECIAL RULE WRITTEN IN FOR FREE SPEECH. You don't want to hear it, get ear plugs.

Catherine - posted on 09/20/2010

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I find this particular incident interesting because there really has been no debate about whether or not it happened -- dozens of people witnessed it -- the debate has been whether the players and coaches should be punished, how serious it was, and if she deserved it. My concern in this instance is that if we say she deserved it because of how she was dressed, where do we draw the line? How provocative is too provocative? How much cleavage can you show? How tight can your jeans be? Who has the right to decide that? Do we want to risk saying it's ok to harass some women and not others?

The media coverage of these types of incidents in general concerns me because I fear the negative attention she's getting will discourage the next woman from coming forward. Are there some women who make false allegations, sure there are, but with all the witnesses to this incident, we know that she isn't one of them, so I'm not sure why she's being treated like she's lying.

Meghan - posted on 09/20/2010

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I have also heard reports that she doesn't care and it's some women's right organization and her management team that is making the big deal about it.
I think that men should be a little more respectful, but (and I know this sounds sexiest) but they are men. If you dangle a steak over a starving wolf, they are gunna eat it! (that was a weird analogy)

Serena - posted on 09/21/2010

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I think first of all there is a difference in culture here. As a whole, Latina women embrace their bodies differently than American women do. Honestly I don't think that she "was asking for it" like many have stated, sure she was dressed a little casual but I don't think she dressed like a "slut" or "whore" as it has been put.
The issue comes down to these men were at work, its not like they were at a club or on the street. They should act like the professionals they are.
After reading each post I have a question to all the women who said she deserved it and comments to that...So should a woman's sexual history be put on trial when she (as it has been put more than once) "cries rape"?

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Catherine- Your talking about this situation like something wrong was done. So a man can't whistle at an attractive woman because that basically what it was. Hoots and hollers big deal. She was dressed provocatively and she seems to like the attention she gets or she wouldn't dress that way. In fact women I know only dress that way for that kind of attention.

So should the players and staff be punished, NO. It's not a question of whether or not she deserved it or how serious it was because nothing illegal or even degrading happened.

Besides most women would be flattered to have a whole NFL team drooling over them, I would. LOL

Kimberly - posted on 09/20/2010

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What makes her think she's the hottest? Does she TRY? She has a title to maintain. If men didn't comment, she might gain a complex. It's a gimmick.

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Catherine, the onus is on HER to prove the accusations are true.....INNOCENT until PROVEN guilty.

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I'd have to agree, this is a publicity stunt. My husband heard about the whole thing at work and googled her, she was dressed very scantily in every pic I saw except 1. Besides that she felt "uncomfortable with the situation" because she got some comments, maybe she should dress like a professional, less like a slut.

Catherine-Sexual harassment is taken advantage of all the time, my husband was fired from a job because a chick falsely accused him of sexual harassment because he turned her down. A girl I used to work with falsely accused my boss of sexual harassment and almost won a lawsuit until her sister made her tell the truth. She was charged with defamation and got some probation after but damage was still done. And I can go on and on and on, but (no offense to anyone) women can be extremely vicious and many women use there sexuality to hurt others everyday.

Rape can be proven by evidence of some sort usually.

Sexual harassment is my word against yours.

Sharon - posted on 09/20/2010

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I'll say it again. She's a whore.

She dressed to show off her body & get a reaction. She got one. In a jocular type setting where feelings and hijinx run high then she snivels about it.

You can't call yourself "the worlds hottest sports reporter", dress like a whore, and then snivel about the attention you get.

It sucks but to many women have screamed rape only to have it proven no rape took place. To many women have screamed rape or baby daddy of rich men only to have it disproven.

Yeah - it really does happen. yeah these women should be taken seriously and not mocked or have the tables turned on them with background investigations.

If you want to be taken seriously - you ever think that maybe you shouldn't make poor life decisions, like creating a criminal history for yourself? Its a little hard to believe a woman screaming rape when she has a history of passing fake checks or a string of lawsuits involving famous men, etc.

its a little hard to take that puta seriously when she looks like she's out trolling for dick in a MENS LOCKER ROOM.

Dana - posted on 09/20/2010

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She's a total joke, what do you expect when you put yourself out there like that. Even in an interview (I think it was the Today Show) at the crack of dawn she's got half her boobs hanging out on National television. Come on!

Catherine - posted on 09/20/2010

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Do I think we should believe any woman who accuses someone of rape or sexual harassment -- yes, I think we should until we've been given a reason to believe otherwise. Why don't we believe her? Because the accused disagree? Because we don't like how she was dressed? None of those reasons are valid. And why are we so concerned about HER when I'm seeing no discussion of the MEN'S behavior. I have a young son, and the last thing I want him to think is that it's ok to sexually harass a woman whose dressed provocatively -- it's simply never ok.

Someone mentioned being sent home if they showed up to work dressed like that, which is a perfectly appropriate response, but catcalls and sexual harassment are not -- that's the fundamental difference. What if this reporter was you, your mother, your sister, or your daughter? Every time we treat a victim like this in the media, we make it harder and harder for the next woman. To sit here and say "she's a whore" has nothing to do with what happened, it simply makes it harder for her and every other woman out there.

Could she be enjoying the publicity, sure, but there were dozens of other witnesses to this incident. We know it happened, and we know it was wrong, and giving a bunch of men a free pass on this behavior accomplishes nothing.

Kimberly - posted on 09/20/2010

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She has labeled her self as "sexy" and she dresses "sexy". So why be offended when the intended audience comments that she in fact succeeded?

Now do I think that just because a woman dresses provocatively she is asking to be raped? No. I do not. Do I think women should dress this way in the office or workplace? No I do not. Unless her office has a DJ and a pole.

This woman is a supposed professional. What she chose to wear into a men's locker room was inviting the response she got. They all know who she is and what she thinks of herself. Mission accomplished. She got attention.

Katherine - posted on 09/20/2010

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Catherine, did you SEE the way she was dressed? That is not saying respect me, it's saying "LOOK AT ME!" She is a reporter, what kind of reporter dresses that way? My GOD if I showed up to work that way, I would be asked to leave. How can anyone take her seriously?

Amie - posted on 09/20/2010

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So Catherine, by your reasoning we should take every woman's word when she cries rape/sexual harassment?

I don't think so. Both sides need to be heard and both sides deserve to have hard questions asked of them.

Catherine - posted on 09/20/2010

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Honestly, although I'm not impressed by her dress and her calling herself the "hottest sports reporter," I think questioning what happened is not fair at all. By definition, what happened to her is sexual harassment, and not only did it make her uncomfortable, but my understanding is it made other people in the locker room uncomfortable. If there was an issue with her dress, that should have been dealt with through her boss and the Jets public relations, not by boorish behavior on the part of the Jets players and HEAD COACH.

It really upsets me that when a woman files charges or rape or sexual harassment, especially against a famous person, the investigation immediately turns around on her. Rape and sexual harassment are hugely underreported, and this is exactly why -- women are afraid of the criticism they will face. As a woman who has had to report sexual harassment in the workplace, only to face people questioning if it was really that bad and if it really happened, I'm truly disgusted by how the media has covered this entire event. The fact that she called herself the "hottest sports report" has nothing to do with what happened to her, and the fact that it was a headline for a news article is just another example of the media taking advantage of the victims of these terrible crimes over and over again.

Petra - posted on 09/20/2010

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Normally I'd be all feminist about this kind of thing, but she dresses to draw attention to her body and walked into a male locker room dressed in painted on clothes, got her whistles and "bonita senorita" calls, bitched about it, then said that she wasn't going to take any action. She doesn't appear to be traumatized by the incident and isn't calling on all women to stand up to this kind of objectification, and is still dressing in provocative clothing when giving interviews about it. I think she's after some free PR, and its totally working. But damn, she is hot.

Amie - posted on 09/19/2010

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I'm copying and pasting my response from the other thread on this:

If she was dressed professionally, I'd be more outraged. As it stands, I'm not all that outraged on her behalf.

She wasn't assaulted, she got wolf whistles and a few remarks. Big deal. That does not constitute sexual harassment.

If you want to be treated as a professional, dress and act like one. Don't dress like you're ready to go clubbing, just as soon as this interview is done. =/

Yes, the football team is partially at fault too but she needs to take her lumps. It is not all their fault.

Katherine - posted on 09/19/2010

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Funny, I was thinking the EXACT same thing. She is not that pretty.

C. - posted on 09/19/2010

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Katherine, I just looked at that link you posted.. Yeah, she just wants people to look. And might I add.. That while she has a body to die for, her face really is not pretty. So I don't think she can be called the 'Hottest' sports reporter. I've seen prettier.

C. - posted on 09/19/2010

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I'm with you, Kimberly! I'm not buying it, either. She knew she wanted to get looked at, that's why a MOTHER OF THREE wore such skanky clothing! Now, tight jeans is one thing.. But if you don't want to be the subject of sexual harassment, don't pair it with a club-going top. People wear those clothes so they WILL get looks.

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