Barry and Karen Oshry, Boston based consultants
workshops, continually prove the famous expression,
"Absolute power corrupts absolutely," as they
group of workshop participants while empowering
group and then mid-week reverse the roles. Those
who were first deprived, rather than empathizing
newly deprived, forget them.
This is a world of "haves" and "have-nots."
It is not a world of men v. women, per se.
"We are not more moral than men;
we are only uncorrupted by power...
Gloria Steinem, 1970
When the Incident first unfolded, women's groups
events of the Patriots/Kiam Incident as a male
battle. Ms. Toni Tropp of Boston NOW was quoted
9/26/90 Boston Globe as saying in part "This
makes it obvious
that the gains women have made in the past 10
in the locker or board room are not as solid
as many think."
(Can one football player, team, or owner make
"obvious" about roughly 1,150,000,000 -- that's
a billion --
women/years of effort for equality during this
period, or the efforts that other men have made
to assist it?)
The facts indicate differently. It's difficult
to say that
it's a men-against-women world when some men's
subjugates other men to nudity and when male
identifying more with their reporting function
gender, rally around their female counterpart
argument for, or benefit of the doubt to the
Just why did the male media immediately side
Could it be the self-preservation of a time
privilege... the locker-room scoop?
After all, wherever male reporters have access,
reporters have access. Knowing this fact, males
threatened by the Incident. It draws focus to
presence in the locker rooms.