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PostPosted: Sun Apr 28, 2013 8:45 am
 


I saw "Coach's Corner" during the hockey game last night, and I must admit I thought Don Cherry was going to put his foot in it, until he said, "“I don’t feel women are equal. I feel they’re above us. I think they’re on a pedestal and they should not be walking in when naked guys are walking in. And some guys take advantage of it and I don’t think (they) should be.”

Gotta love the guy.

http://www.citynews.ca/2013/04/27/don-c ... for-women/


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 28, 2013 8:49 am
 


Ah, yes, the madonna and the whore. Women just love being put in that duality.

I don't gotta love Don Cherry at all. But I agree that women shouldn't be in the dressing rooms, the same way that men wouldn't be allowed in the women's if anybody cared about reporting about women's sports. Reporters of neither sex should be in the dressing room, have the interviews outside once the players are dressed.

Here's an example: if a woman has consensual drunken sex with one or more guys and regrets it in the morning, is she still to be put on a pedestal and automatically believed if she then claims rape, or has she now fallen off the pedestal and become a whore? Or, is it just possible that women are no more or less on pedestals than men, come in all forms from good to evil, mostly a mixture of the two? Putting a woman on a pedestal is no different than putting her in a cage. "oooh, she's got a vagina, make her a statue."


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 28, 2013 9:06 am
 


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Ah, yes, the madonna and the whore. Women just love being put in that duality.


I think they do, and I think it's their prerogative to choose which one at any given time.

Cherry has the old-fashioned "gentleman's" attitude, and IMO that's not a bad thing.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 28, 2013 9:22 am
 


I'm sure the women sportscasters who are excluded from the dressing rooms while their male colleagues waltz right in would beg to differ.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 28, 2013 9:56 am
 


andyt wrote:
I'm sure the women sportscasters who are excluded from the dressing rooms while their male colleagues waltz right in would beg to differ.


Well I guess as long as the male sportscasters can't just "waltz" into say, the Canadian Women's hockey team dressing room when ever they want. I guess the status quo will just have to continue, eh andy.

Wow, another non issue made dramatic by drama queens of both sexes.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 28, 2013 10:01 am
 


I have no idea what the status quo is - I thought it was settled that women had equal access.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 28, 2013 10:06 am
 


some are more equal than others


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 28, 2013 10:48 am
 


No reporters should be in locker rooms.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 28, 2013 11:19 am
 


andyt wrote:
I have no idea what the status quo is - I thought it was settled that women had equal access.


Then just who are these woman sportscasters you're talking about who are being excluded are then?


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 28, 2013 11:39 am
 


Who are the women are then? The ones Cherry is talking about that he wants to exclude. Try to follow along.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 28, 2013 11:56 am
 


Don Cherry is an idiot, a moronic, egotistical testicle but, every once in a while when he has a lucid moment, he can have a truly valid epiphany . I don't know about his thought process when he said women are above men and should be put on a pedestal, but he did get it right when he said women shouldn't be allowed in the men's dressing room. If it was the other way around with male reporters wanting to get into the women's dressing room there would be nothing but howls of indignation from every woman involved.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 28, 2013 11:56 am
 


“I don’t feel women are equal. I feel they’re above us. I think they’re on a pedestal and they should not be walking around without a burqa subject to the leering eyes of strangers. Some guys take advantage of that and I don't think they should" is what Islamic fundamentalists say.

When will these dinosaurs learn that women don't need men making decisions for them to defend their virtue and protect them from themselves. Girls who have a problem with going into a locker room full of naked men won't.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 28, 2013 12:09 pm
 


While I agree with you BF, you open the possibility of men reporters going into the women's locker room. If you have no problems with that, then all's good.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 28, 2013 12:40 pm
 


If Cherry had made it about equality, that's one thing. But angles on pedestals, that's just bs. Men put women on pedestals so they can look up their skirts.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 28, 2013 12:53 pm
 


Cherry comes across as "old fashioned" and I think people will excuse him for that.

And (if you'll notice) he got his point across without giving offense, a tricky thing nowadays. How do you criticize him for saying women are special? :wink:


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