Seahawks' Frank Clark Decided To Respond To An Old Article About His Questionable Past With Some Blatant Sexism
Oh, the irony of any NFL player - never mind one with a history of domestic violence - critiquing the professional longevity of literally any other person in any other career. Frank Clark could sprain his ankle tripping over his rap sheet tomorrow and potentially end up unemployed. It's not likely considering he had double digit sacks last season, but a defensive end on his non-guaranteed rookie contract is throwing rocks from behind his glass fish tank if the argument is about job security.
Now, obviously the more important issue here is that his tweet was blatantly sexist and mildly threatening, but - hey - Rome wasn't built in a day. You don't go from getting tossed off your college team for assaulting your girlfriend to leading the march for equal rights in three short years. I know he was wrong for targeting a writer's gender because she reposted a fact-based piece about his past, but at least he didn't escort her to a hotel room and knock her unconscious. That's a little something we call progress!
Let's not just assume that this ill-advised tweet proves that getting dismissed from the University of Michigan and narrowly avoiding arrest didn't teach him anything. When the first lesson is "stop punching women in the face" the learning curve to treating them with respect can be pretty, pretty long. It's clear that Frank Clark still has a long way to go before he's the type to hold the door open for the fairer sex in the literal sense, but - metaphorically speaking - Natalie Weiner didn't even have to knock to get offered a stereotypical job opportunity! Turns out chivalry isn't dead, it was just injured by the insulting, misogynistic overtones of a professional athlete who somehow still doesn't understand equality.