Hoodwink wrote: bran muffin wrote:
ATLTimekeeper wrote:Masai would ship anyone out that messed with her.
Irrelevant. If it's an important star that messes with her, or if it's just any scrub with a long-term guaranteed contract... then it's a lose-lose situation. You've made your basketball team objectively worse to make a statement for social justice.
And consider yourself lucky if it's the boorish male player who is on the wrong side of a dispute with her. What if she's actually the one on the wrong side of the dispute? Once her lawyer starts using words like "sexual harassment" and "misogony" then good luck trying to get her off the team without creating a huge PR disaster. Whatever good will you earned from hiring a female coach would be dwarfed tenfold by the public fury you'll incur for firing an alleged victim of sexual harassment.
Like I said: Other teams are being more cautious by hiring experienced and/or accomplished female candidates that won't get disrespected by their male subordinates. Brittni Donaldson's youth and lack of coaching experience make her a riskier hire.
There’s a lot of logic in what you’ve said as we’re entering a “me too” era in where the media is unforgiving. Your opinion may not be popular but doesn’t mean it’s wrong.
She being this young only complicates the issue regardless of her accomplishments. Anyway you slice it, this can end up imploding on the Raptors but that being said...I do believe Masai knows what he’s doing and this isn’t a PR stunt.
I've worked in corporate pharma for the last 13 years since I got out of college. I've never had any problems working with female coworkers, never had accusations of harassment, abuse nothing like that from female colleagues. I have co workers, managers over the past 13 years that were women who have actually given me, a Black male, opportunities to advance my career, used as references and even letters of recommendation. I work in a department that is currently 80% women, and I have a amicable working relationship with all of them.
You know how myself and other men who can say the same have never had a "me too" moment in their working careers?
Because we behave like **** ing adults who don't view women as lesser thans that are there for us to harass, touch inappropriately, or other toxic behaviors. It's not hard to be an adult. It's not hard to treat someone with the same level of respect that you would want someone to treat you with. Being kind costs you nothing. Being a decent human being isn't hard if you try.
I honestly think when dudes start complaining about "Me Too" and sexual harassers and abusers being outed or brought to justice, they are telling on themselves. Big time.
The focus of this topic should be how amazing it is that a 26 year old has earned the trust and respect of a world championship winning basketball franchise's GM and coaching staff to elevate her to assistant coach position at her age. That means her work on the analytics side must be beyond impeccable, as well as her work with players individually.
Instead, dudes with certain mindsets immediately think about how she's going to get someone caught up in a sexual harassment case, or focus on her looks and wonder if one of the Raptors' players is going to get some ass from her. It's really telling.