Friday, May 3, 2013

Much Ado About Nothing?

Chicago Blackhawks defenseman, Duncan Keith, made some snide comments to female reporter Karen Thomson following a 3-1 loss to the Vancouver Canucks. Don Cherry went on a rant about women in men's dressing rooms, and his colleague Ron McLean countered with an opinion on the CBC website.  

I have never personally understood why any reporter, male or female, needs to be in the locker room getting an "exclusive" interview with a player. Really, what earth shattering revelation hinges on how a team played or didn't play its game?  It's much ado about nothing. But, this latest sports controversy prompts the question, "What price do we put on respect? How highly do we value the dignity of each person?"

For my thoughts on this, please see "Locker room banter isn't always funny" from Troy Media.

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