Has anyone seen this article on the Latina news reporter for TV Azteca, Ines Sainz? The article pertains really well to idea that men objectify women in terms of their body, or see parts of women's bodies as a representation of the whole. What allegedly happened was, Ines Sainz had to interview Jets player Mark Sanchez in the Jets locker room and, upon waiting for him, got catcalls in her direction from the other Jets players as well as digs from them on her "bilingual abilities". She tweeted while waiting for Sanchez, “I’m dying of embarrassment! I am in the lockers of jets waiting for Mark Sanchez and while trying not to look to nowhere!” and again two minutes later, "Why is this the only way to do a pre-match interview for Monday! But too many male hormones in the environment!” The comments were so bad, she said, that she even had to cover her ears.
Not only did I think this event was interesting, and to say the least degrading, but also Clinton Portis's response, posted below.
Essentially, Portis conveyed the message that if Sainz did not want to be catcalled at, she shouldn't have been in the locker room in the first place He states "you put a woman and you give her a choice of 53 athletes, somebody got to be appealing to her. You know, somebody got to spark her interest, or she's gonna want somebody. I don't know what kind of woman won't, if you get to go and look at 53 men's packages." As if simply putting an attractive woman near or in the same environment as 53 men would mean she would become sexually aroused for at least one of them. I mean, she was there for a news report. This guy seems to be saying that there was clearly an underlying reason she wanted to be in the Jets locker room other than to interview Sanchez and do her job. To me, it sounds like the harassment was uninvited and that by simply being an attractive woman doesn't mean one should expect degrading comments from men.