Student-Athlete's Bizarre Remarks

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Student-Athlete's Bizarre Remarks

tshoitnshorts
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April 17th, 2018, 7:31 pm #1

Univ of Portland tennis player's bizarre remarks at their annual awards banquet. The senior student-athlete was the program's emcee.

Maybe he thought his unfiltered comedy club routine would go down easy. Who knows...

https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/c ... 523038002/

And the perspective from the female student-athlete editor of the school paper who walked out --

http://www.upbeacon.com/article/2018/04 ... s-critique
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BeefEater2
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April 19th, 2018, 2:16 pm #2

Well, it's interesting that the USA Today article is pretty much just a repetition of the UP Beacon editorial. That's not really journalism from USA Today (I know . . . shocking!). The Beacon editorial is titled is "Why I Felt Trapped By Violent Misogyny." It only takes a couple seconds to figure out that (a) there was no violence and (b) the writer wasn't trapped. It may have been misogynistic, or at least, that's arguable. But, to figure that out, you would need, you know, some actual journalism to be performed. 

Like you said, it's quite possible this guy was making an attempt to be a comic and was going for edgy and breaking p.c. boundaries to achieve that. It may have been entirely tongue-in-cheek. In fact, maybe it was funny to some and very offensive to others. At least, it's fair to say the guy miscalculated on his audience. I find the girl's reaction to calling it violent and that she felt trapped as comical as his jokes. Being offended is one thing, but twisting words to mean something they don't to play the victim card is another. 
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tshoitnshorts
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April 20th, 2018, 9:38 am #3

Almost certain that if his remarks were about Catholic priests' conquests he'd have been escorted off the stage before most people registered what they just heard.
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BeefEater2
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April 20th, 2018, 2:27 pm #4

tshoitnshorts wrote: Almost certain that if his remarks were about Catholic priests' conquests he'd have been escorted off the stage before most people registered what they just heard.
It seems reasonable to assume that this guy was attempting to entertain the audience. You're making up a hypothetical where he would be acting insane, not trying to make people laugh (which was his job as the emcee). 
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tshoitnshorts
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April 20th, 2018, 4:38 pm #5

Not insane but inappropriate and bad taste especially considering the institution he represented as a student-athlete, a Catholic university. Sexual topics to Catholics is still a taboo subject. And he must've been hiding under a rock these past several months in light of all the sexual accusations popping up like weeds across all walks of life in the USA.

There are appropriate inoffensive jokes he could have said instead such as--
    And the Lord said unto John "Come forth and I will give you eternal life." 
    But John came in fifth and so he was given a toaster.

You get my drift.
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BeefEater2
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April 20th, 2018, 6:05 pm #6

tshoitnshorts wrote: Not insane but inappropriate and bad taste especially considering the institution he represented as a student-athlete, a Catholic university. Sexual topics to Catholics is still a taboo subject. And he must've been hiding under a rock these past several months in light of all the sexual accusations popping up like weeds across all walks of life in the USA.

There are appropriate inoffensive jokes he could have said instead such as--
    And the Lord said unto John "Come forth and I will give you eternal life." 
    But John came in fifth and so he was given a toaster.

You get my drift.
I think I get your drift, but there are a couple things to consider. One is that, if you know much about Catholicism and Jesuit universities, then you wouldn't say sex is a taboo subject. It's not a taboo subject and Catholics vary broadly in their attitudes. We're not talking about BYU here. Secondly, it may have been precisely because of third wave feminist propaganda that he decided to do this. 

Again, there would have to be some actual journalism to get to the bottom of it. 
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Eatersto1
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April 21st, 2018, 4:46 pm #7

Sensitivity and poor modern journalism is what sparks up stuff in these times.
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