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|20 hours 23 min ago||FWIW, I don't think this Clay||
FWIW, I don't think this Clay Williams is any kind of source. AFAIK, his Twitter account is the first place this information has appeared. He follows me on Twitter and appears to be just a fan, not any kind of reporter.
So take this with a grain of salt.
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|1 day 1 hour ago||There isn't an excuse. That||
There isn't an excuse. That doesn't mean people should continue to be put in bad situations. I have named several others in this thread.
|1 day 1 hour ago||I agree with everything you||
I agree with everything you said. Like I mentioned above, it's a matter of how much bad behavior you find to be acceptable. I don't think it's the worst thing in the world to prevent people from being hired by your organization based on the legal/moral issues it might present. We are all allowed to pursue our dreams, but organizations should not be required to put themselves at risk to support me chasing my dream.
And if you hire someone who presents a potential issue such as that, then you need to be prepared to deal with the consequences if/when something goes wrong.
|1 day 1 hour ago||...says the person attempting||
...says the person attempting to get the last word in a meaningless way with not substantive comments to make. I'll let you have the last word if you want it, though. Here's your chance, because I won't be responding to you anymore.
|1 day 1 hour ago||I don't think it's a false||
I don't think it's a false standard. There are some things you can eliminate with 100% certainty. There are some things you cannot. It's impossible to eliminate, say, hits to the head 100% of the time because of the speed and nature of the game. It's not impossible to eliminate, say, student assistants from being injured while filming practices from cherry-pickers or elevated platforms. If Notre Dame made a new rule that filming from platforms was against the policy, then that virtually guarantees that another death will be prevented in a similar situation.
|1 day 1 hour ago||In a thread where you lecture||
In a thread where you lecture me for a lack of self-awareness regarding issues of women, it's profoundly interesting that your choice of insults includes calling me an "insufferable twat."
|1 day 2 hours ago||Not really. Unless you assume||
Not really. Unless you assume that anyone who appreciates and posts pictures of good looking members of the opposite sex has no respect for the opposite sex. Do girls with posters of Channing Tatum and the people who produce those posters lack respect for men? It's a poor argument.
|1 day 2 hours ago||Right. He's just choosing to||
Right. He's just choosing to be represented by the picture of a terrible human being. Which is a good enough reason not to care about his vulgar, pointless, childish insults.
|1 day 2 hours ago||Yup. They didn't. And that's my point.||
Yup. They didn't. And that's my point.
|1 day 2 hours ago||Yup. Punish the neo-Nazis. We||
Yup. Punish the neo-Nazis. We agree.
|1 day 2 hours ago||If your goal is to prevent||
If your goal is to prevent these types of incidents 100% of the time, then you will fail. You can educate, you can improve, but this will continue to happen when you mix males and females.
|1 day 2 hours ago||Again, when did I say that||
Again, when did I say that sexism shouldn't be addressed? You're projecting.
Also, you're still not understanding the comments on the word "should." That word is largely irrelevant here. I'm not talking about what SHOULD happen. I'm talking about what DOES happen.
|1 day 2 hours ago||That's not an accurate||
That's not an accurate representation of my stance. I hesitate to get into discussions of "racism" because nobody is going to come out of it looking any good. Here's the only thing I will say going down this avenue:
It would not be a good idea to toss a Jewish person in the middle of a neo-Nazi convention. It would also not be a good idea to toss a bikini-clad female into the middle of a group of Islamic Fundamentalists. Those people are prone to certain reactions around certain people. You can educate neo-Nazis and Islamic Fundamentalists, but that doesn't mean their behaviors will change. Those are still actions that should be avoided, though, and I think we can all agree.
Like I said, that's all I'm going to say about this being similar to a "race" issue.
|1 day 2 hours ago||There are two separate issues||
There are two separate issues you're talking about, though.
Part of PREVENTION is removing situations where bad things can happen. If you don't want children, abstinence is an effective way to prevent children. If you don't want to get mugged, staying off the street after dark is a good way to prevent being mugged.
Another part of PREVENTION is education, which is what you're discussing.
If you put women in these situations, bad things will happen. How do I know? Because bad things have happened. Education may lower the risk, but it won't prevent these things from happening every time.
The decision comes in how much you want to risk to give women these opportunities. Is it worth 5% of women (a random number) being sexually assaulted/harassed in order to open doors for more women to have the opportunities for those careers? That's the real discussion. But some people on here are incapable of having that discussion, and would rather hurl insults instead.
|1 day 3 hours ago||I appreciate your ability to||
I appreciate your ability to have an intelligent conversation about this rather than just calling names.
However, you're projecting what my stance is. You're right that I did not put forth a memorandum about how to address this issue. I didn't know that was a requirement. That doesn't mean that I wouldn't suggest continuing to try to educate young men on ohw to behave.
|1 day 3 hours ago||When did I say that men||
When did I say that men shouldn't be educated about this type of thing?
|1 day 3 hours ago||Your opinion doesn't matter||
Your opinion doesn't matter to me.
|1 day 3 hours ago||Similar skills can be built||
Similar skills can be built in other situations, with female athletes, etc.
I also address respect for others' property, but I also tell my players to lock their lockers. You see, there are ways to come at issues from multiple angles.
|1 day 3 hours ago||...says Charlie Sheen, who||
...says Charlie Sheen, who allegedly knowingly gave other people AIDS. Pot, meet kettle.
|1 day 3 hours ago||A lecture on propriety from||
A lecture on propriety from Charlie Sheen. How ironic.
|1 day 3 hours ago||I expect a lot of things||
I expect a lot of things should happen that don't.
|1 day 3 hours ago||I've addressed the word||
I've addressed the word "should" several times in this thread. It's not a very good argument.
|1 day 3 hours ago||"Should" is a word being||
"Should" is a word being thrown around rather loosely around here. There are a lot of things we "should" be able to do, but societal norms, other people's behaviors, etc. prevent us from doing so. I should be able to leave my house door unlocked, I should be able to leave my wallet on my front porch, I should be able to travel on an airliner without being frisked/searched/scanned, etc.
But I can't. Why not? Because other people sometimes do things they shouldn't.
|1 day 3 hours ago||My stance suggests that there||
My stance suggests that there are multiple ways to address the issue.
|1 day 3 hours ago||And at some point, it has||
And at some point, it has probably caused or will cause a problem.
|1 day 3 hours ago||I'm not blaming the victim.||
I'm not blaming the victim. I'm saying the program should not have put her in that situation.
|1 day 3 hours ago||My player would be off the||
My player would be off the team.
However, we also do not allow females in the locker room. Why? Because high school boys aren't very mature. And believe it or not, neither are 18- to 23-year-olds.
|1 day 3 hours ago||I don't know. Are these||
I don't know. Are these prostate exams taking place in a football locker room with 100 other 20-year-old men around?