Ines Sainz Sports Sexual Harassment, or was she “asking” for it?

This article on Hubpages discusses Ines Sainz, a sports reporter and the issues she faced when she was visiting the New York Jets locker room.  It brings up some very interesting topics related to sports sexual harassment.
“Not sure what to think about this story. I searched through my local paper and there was nada. However, on CBS, there was and Ines Sainz, the sexy sport reporter for Mexico’s Azteca TV, the hot tamale was being interviewed about the sexual harassment charges against members of the NY Jet football team that occurred while she was in their locker room.”

“Step back. There is no doubt she is attractive, sexy, and she likes the attention. Marilyn Monroe was no different. Sophia Loren, Elizabeth Taylor, and a host of other women then and now like dressing to get attention to fulfill some need. Not only do men look and desire, but so do some women, although it may not be apparent. Heck, my own mom, in her prime, turned a lot of people’s head when she was dressed to kill. She knew it because she told me and my Dad was not happy about it.”

A list from the article:

“Ines Sainz, in her interview on CBS indicated that:

  1. She did not file the charges
  2. She was not bothered by the cat calls or comments from guys
  3. She was trying to do her job, which she accomplished
  4. She never felt threatened or in danger about how guys reacted to her dress but “it was distracting” during the interview in the men’s locker room.”

I guess the real question is where do we draw the line when it comes to sexual harassment?  There are many old fashioned opinions about the way women dress and act that may affect the way companies deal with these issues.  It is important to make sure that a company has clear policies on behavior in the workplace.  Management needs to know where to draw the line and how to clearly delineate this to all management, supervisors, and employees.

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