It's a shame that women sports reporters have
not gone back
into court demanding permanent privacy shields
no reporters could go under the argument that
access and opposite gender nudity is not equal,
for there is
a flaw as inherent in this arrangement as there
is in the
"separate but equal."
It's a shame that the athletes have not insisted
permanent privacy or the exclusion of all reporters
private areas. Had they continually disclosed
of discomfort prior to the Incident, their disclosure
have been viewed as pro-active instead of reactive.
It's a shame that the media has not called the
league management to task for not providing
permanent privacy areas which would have truly
to practice their profession on an equal basis
the "excluded" female reporters who being either
players' privacy requests, or not up to the
taunts and frustrations have not entered the
Ultimately, it's a shame that the National Football
has not insisted that all locker rooms, in all
and practice areas, have permanent privacy areas
and a strict
dress code for all players that venture beyond
barriers. Had the NFL done so, all of the above
would have an expectation of behavior and conditions.
Wyche would relax; the players would relax;
and the female
reporters would relax. Change starts from the
top with the
promulgation of rules which modify behavior.
The better the
rules, the better the attitudes about the change.