Posted by: Ophelia | June 12, 2008

Boys will be boys

The Morning Joe show on MSNBC this morning retold the story of a man who got a signed baseball for throwing nude pictures of his ex-wife into the bull pen. The pictures got the man a ball signed by everyone in the dugout courtesy of Johnathan Papelbon of the Boston Red Sox. Allegedly, the ex-husband in question attempted to get more autographed balls by signing one of the pictures and allowing the team to keep it in their dug out.

Classy.

Nothing is more classy than giving out nude pictures you obtained during the course of a relationship and spreading them around once the relationship is over. Likewise, its very classy to accept random nudes from fans–lovely. What irks me more, however, is the so called humor of the story. I’m sorry–but where is it? He distributed naked photos of his ex wife to strangers and this is cute and funny? I just don’t see the humor and can’t see the humor in that. I guess it’s a laugh riot if you never consider how it must feel to have such intimate moments you shared with a then loved one used for essentially profit–likewise I guess if you could never imagine yourself in that situation, its a lot funnier. I guess these guys don’t have their own wives, daughters, mothers, sisters, aunts, female cousins, etc. that it could happen to.

(For the sake of this post I disabled related links, and specific tags,…and link backs to blogs–I learned my lesson after the Grand Theft Auto post and would really rather not deal with indignant fans who have no stake in the discussion other than to defend their team and players. No offense)

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Responses

  1. I don’t care why the asshole would do something like this, it’s a stupid thing to do and a stupid response from the ball players. The only possible defense I would be able to think up is that the ball players didn’t know that it was his ex-wife. EVEN STILL, that’s creepy and inexcuseable. If the woman herself was handing out the pictures, I wouldn’t think too much about it, but it wasn’t her that gave the pictures out, and I highly doubt it was with her concent. The physical pictures may be in the ex-husband’s hands, but the woman’s body still belongs to her, NOT HIM.

  2. This is far from funny. What it is an extreme violation. It is disgusting that the team rewarded this behavior by giving him a signed baseball. In a boys club womens bodies are for consumption. But of course feminists are just looking for a reason to get upset…men don’t actually violate women ever.

  3. […] via Feminocracy The Morning Joe show on MSNBC this morning retold the story of a man who got a signed baseball for throwing nude pictures of his ex-wife into the bull pen. The pictures got the man a ball signed by everyone in the dugout courtesy of Johnathan Papelbon of the Boston Red Sox […] Nothing is more classy than giving out nude pictures you obtained during the course of a relationship and spreading them around once the relationship is over. Likewise, its very classy to accept random nudes from fans–lovely. […]


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