I don't follow football, so this particular controversy is coming to me second-hand. I know of it because I've heard it talked about on the radio today.
Apparently, a female reporter named Ines Sainz was harassed (to whatever extent) by some NY Jets football players. Both the reporter and the team seem to agree it wasn't a huge deal, but it was apparently bad enough that the team owner called her after the incident(s?) to apologize. As she is satisfied by that outcome, I won't offer commentary on it.
This is what bugs me: This woman is being judged based on how she's dressed. I've seen pictures of her; they adorn virtually every story about the apparent harassment. Seems that, if you wear tight pants, you're just asking for it.
REALLY? We're still there, as a society?
What's next, saying a woman can't be raped because she's wearing 'skinny' jeans? Oh, wait.
Let me be clear: What a woman is wearing has nothing to do with whether she can be a victim of sexual harassment. Period. Should you, as a woman, expect to be looked at if you're reasonably attractive and wearing flattering clothing? Yes. Does that mean that supposed professional men should be able to make catcalls and (according to some accounts) crude gestures toward you? No. Does it mean that other female journalists should jump your ass for how you're dressed? Are you fucking kidding me?
Do we need to start issuing burqas on the sidelines? Or maybe, just maybe, we can expect professional behavior from everyone involved.