Art Vandelay wrote:
thedude wrote:Everyone who works in a professional field is expected to dress "professional." How would you feel if you showed up to court and your lawyer was wearing shorts, a t-shirt, and flip-flops? Do you think that the judge or the jury would take that lawyer seriously? Or would you start looking around for a new lawyer?
What does that have to do with anything? She's not a lawyer in a court of law, she's a reporter who has pretty much always dressed this way. It's either required, requested, or at least allowed by her employer, it was allowed by Jets officials who let her work all day despite her "unprofessionalism" and it appears to have helped her career and probably the ratings of the station she works for, which is arguably more important than any perception of "professionalism."
There's a lot of buts in this thread. Everyone wants to say she shouldn't have been harassed, but is quick to add a caveat. There is no caveat. She should not have been harassed. Full stop. It doesn't matter if she was wearing a berka or a string bikini. What someone is wearing is never, under any circumstances, an excuse or a reason for sexual harassment.
By editing put your quote which I was commenting on, you missed the point of my words. Read my YOUR quote:
Art Vandelay wrote:is it only reporters who have to dress according to someone else's ridiculous standards of what's appropriate?
Then read my words.
You took issue with the fact, that some one might have an opinion on how a reporter dresses and implied that no one should tell a person doing a job how to dress, and that no one tells any other professional how to dress? Yet now you seem to admit that it is ok to require lawyers to wear suits, and that no one would take a lawyer seriously if they did not wear a suit.
I would have no problem with the Jets revoking the media credentials of any reporter (male or female) if they feel that person is not dress appropriately. If you want to be taken serious, dress serious. That is my point. I do not have an opinion on whether Ms. Sainz was not dress appropriately.
What someone is wearing is never, under any circumstances, an excuse or a reason for sexual harassment.
I agree with this 100%. The player's should not have harassed her. No matter how a person dresses, they should never be harassed. The attire of woman is not an invitation to harassment. There is no caveat.
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