Sunday, November 10, 2013

not teh gay....,

salon | Add in this video of Incognito ranting and using the n-word and it’s easy to see how someone like Martin would be a ready target. Martin’s high school coach, Vic Eumont, says he is not surprised, telling the Palm Beach Post:
“Bullies usually go after people like him,” Eumont said. … “Before he wasn’t around Nebraska, LSU kind of guys. He’s always been around Stanford, Duke, Rice kind of players.”
“He always wanted to make everybody happy and make friends and not be a problem. All of his teachers loved him. All of his teammates loved him. His nickname was Moose and he was happy to have that. He was always ‘yes or no sir,’ do whatever you ask him to do. I can see where somebody that’s a bully will take advantage of him, and rather than him say anything would just hold it inside.
“I can see where if somebody was bullying him he would take that to heart, and be concerned and think it was his fault.”
 In addition, there is the culture of an NFL locker room, where being “soft” and “different” are bad things. If Martin was a real man, he would have brawled with Incognito, the thinking goes. Sports Illustrated’s Jim Trotter has an eye-opening article quoting league personnel men (not players, management) calling Martin “weak” and a “coward” for reporting the bullying instead of handling it himself. Trotter’s conclusion?:
Incognito is a despicable human being if he’s guilty of what’s been alleged, but in the NFL teams will put up with drug dealers, dog fighters, drunk drivers who kill someone and racists if they can help them win games. Said one personnel man: “Incognito is an A-Hole, however I’m pretty sure you would want him beside you if you are in a bar fight. Tough as nails.”
Which brings us back to the gay issue. Any openly gay player will, by the very nature of being out, be “different” from his teammates. He could face the same pressures that Martin did for that reason, and would be expected to fight back lest he be called soft and weak. However, there are huge caveats to keep in mind before assuming that what Martin faced is what a gay player would face. So much would depend on the player’s personality and his relationship with his teammates, coaches and management. A well-liked player who fits in as one of the guys — despite being gay — could make his sexual orientation a non-issue quickly.

Let’s not use the Martin case to make a sweeping statement about how a gay player would be treated. What happened to him is bad enough and is a reminder that bullying can happen to anyone, regardless of their status or sexual orientation.


CNu said...

Ohhhh Lawd....., Melitha Harrith Perry bout to lithp her way through a segment on the big bonobo out of place among the bloody baboons...,

Vic78 said...

At first I was thinking"this is bullshit" then I saw that it was a Salon article. It makes sense now.

CNu said...

lol, why bullshit? (wrapping up the MHP segment on this topic just now - I had it paused pending completion of some real life tasks) - Their bottomline take was that this is the "clash of cultures" and that nothing less is at stake than the feminization of the NFL. I love when it when a bunch of slack-jawed feminists hold forth publicly on what it takes "to be a man".

Koji Tsuruta as Sasaki Kojiro in the original Samurai Trilogy could teach these empty-headed gasbags a thing or two about genuinely frightening "toxic masculinity"..., contemporary muhuggahs genuinely have no idea.

BigDonOne said...

@CNu Stereotyping is, indeed, a useful tool...see how easy it is to get started...??

CNu said...

GTFOH...., you were thinking perhaps the lone atheist intellectual miscast in a fellowship of christian athletes crew? Note the tag BD, it.says.killer-ape

BigDonOne said...

The CNu stereotypeth the Lisping Limp-Wrist.....

CNu said...


BD, search youtube for Melissa Harris Perry. Listen to her talk for a few minutes, and see if notice HER HUGE-ASSED LISP!!!!!