Female Journalists Were Upset After Being Momentarily Held From Entering the Jaguars Locker Room By An Usher
I hate people. I think that's just going to be my take on things from now on. "I hate people" fits like 92% of the things that I write about. If that phrase were more catchy, and less pessimistic, I would have named the blog after it.
I get that it sucks that female journalists were withheld from the locker room for a few minutes strictly because they were women. I get that they have a job to do and they were inconvenienced from doing that job. However, can we just slow down with the "discrimination" talk? They were stopped by an usher. An usher that undoubtedly gets paid minimum wage to do a half ass job of pointing people to their seats. An usher that THEY, themselves, described as an "old, out of touch geezer". Oh, the old guy with very little responsibility didn't know the rules regarding female access into the locker room? This guy probably still calls black people "coloreds". He probably thinks the "glass ceiling" is just a terribly inefficient way to build your house. He doesn't know any better. He's part of the last generation that still gets a pass for being completely oblivious to how the world works. Maybe he shouldn't be working a job that requires him to interact so much within society, but to act like he is a part of a much larger problem is absurd. He's just an old guy. In a decade every person that grew up treating the practices that we now find discriminatory as their standard operating procedure will be dead, but for now he's been grandfathered in. No pun intended.
Discrimination generally takes place when someone willingly and knowingly treats someone else with disrespect because of their race, religion, or gender. You think Old Man River stopped these journalists because he has a thing against women in the workplace? No fucking chance. He stopped them because in his day it was probably inappropriate for women to walk into a locker room that may, or may not, be filled with a bunch of half dressed dudes. If I had to guess I would say that he just wanted to make sure all the players were decent before he left them in. That may be misguided negligence, but at least it's well intentioned, misguided negligence. Would it be too much to request the use of critical thinking in determining the mindset of the person you are talking to before ranting about it on Twitter? The older generation may have had gender relations ass backwards, but at least they knew how to understand face-to-face communication. They didn't have to push some non-existent sexist agenda, because unlike in this situation, it actually existed.