Most Latinas are not afraid to embrace and show off our curves. I remember hearing a man say, “you can always spot an American from a Latina just by looking at their clothes.” Although I took some offense to the comment itself, and the fact that he assumed we all wore tighter clothes than most, I didn’t respond because there was some truth to his sentiment. I consider myself to be a very strong advocate for a woman’s right to embrace her body in whatever way she sees fit (no, I’m not a feminist). However, as a porn star hinted you can’t make a sex tape, get loads of cash off it, then scream foul because everyone sees your goodies.
Ines Sainz, model and self-proclaimed “hottest sports reporter is in the middle of a controversy involving the New York Jets for alleged harassment by team members that made her feel uncomfortable with their fui-fuios and wooo-haaa! Plenty of media outlets are jumping on the issue; some say her clothing was inappropriate, while others are calling for the jobs of the men involved. I searched the internet for photos of female sports reporters and took notice of their outfits and concluded I am embarrassed and appalled for and by Ms Sainz for a few reasons.
First-Sainz decided to interview Sanchez in a men’s locker room, of all places. The fitted outfit lacked even a hint of professionalism, and although it may seem harmless, it was provocative considering her environment. Second- There’s no doubt beauty and brains can go hand in hand, but for a woman who has labeled herself “the hottest” sports reporter, her “discomfort” with having men acknowledge said “hotness” seems unfounded and a bit of a stretch.
What are your thoughts women and men of BL? Do you think it’s fair for the reporter to cry foul at the men’s response to her assets? Should the men involved be reprimanded or fired? Should either male or female reporters be allowed in the team’s locker room?
by Keyla Elizabeth Cedano