Peter G (sinetimore) wrote,
Peter G

Why I Hate People, #1 549 763 In A Continuing Series

Erin Andrews is a reporter for ESPN.  She's risen through the ranks in a field full of chauvanism.  Lisa Olsen was harrassed by the New England Patriots while trying to intview them in the locker room.  Suzy Kolber was hit on by a three-sheets-to-the-wind Joe Namath.  Loretta Hunt was a beat reporter for MMA when the President of the UFC, Dana White, called her, on camera on a vlog post, a "dumb bitch".  Erin Andrews has managed to avoid a lot of hassle, though.  Besides being easy on the eyes, she's friendly and knowledgable, and just mentioning her is an easy way to attract web views (she is nicknamed "Erin Pageviews").  It was assumed that things were just fine.

Recently, someone (no one is saying who) put a video camera up to the peephole of her hotel room and got video of her nude.  Just nude, she wasn't doing anything other than enjoying her privacy.  The video went up on various video sites.  They've been taken down, but you know as well as I do that they are still out there and being swapped around.

I've talked before about guys' tendency to view women as The Other, as something beyond comprehension or compassion, but this is a special kind of sleeze.  This was planned, no doubt about it, given the gear that would be needed to get the image through the distorting lens of a peephole.  Whatever your feelings about women covering sports, this is an invasion of privacy, no ifs, ands, or buts.

I really don't understand how women can stand putting up with men at all, considering the shit we will pull.
Tags: haven't we suffered enough, history, hypocrisy, infernal gall, let's talk about sex bay-bee!, news, nightmare fuel, science in action, technology is a beautiful thing
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