“For lady sports lovers, each fresh scandal [is] another reminder of our fraught relationship with the chauvinistic world we’ve chosen to immerse ourselves in, and only sharpened our appetite for coverage that could articulate our ambivalence.”
-Katie Baker, nymag.com (http://bit.ly/fIKRhH)
Poor Brett Favre, being fined $50,000 for being a royal douchebag is such a burden…not. As The Bleacher Report points out, “even while sitting out of Tuesday’s game at Philadelphia because of post-concussion symptoms, Favre essentially earned $50,000 over about three minutes of action.” In a male dominated sport filled with testosterone driven men, this is unfortunately the meager punishment for improper behavior, which is “an affront to all females and shows once again that, despite tough talk, the NFL remains the good old boys’ league (http://bit.ly/fJ36pT).” However, there is a “silver lining!” We can all sleep peacefully at night with the knowledge that “Favre’s fine will help fund a new training program on workplace conduct around the league!” Phew, this is great news because surely once yearly seminars and lectures on why sexual harassment is inappropriate (shouldn’t this knowledge be innate?!) will discourage other players from partaking in similar behavior…especially when the punishment for such actions will only set them back a few grand (chump change in a pro athlete’s world). Am I the only one who sees something wrong with this picture??