At the NFL’s Lucas Oil Stadium, sexism and gymnophobia intersect

This story is where feminism and common sense clash.  A story of women whining like pups who had their teat stolen from them over nothing.  A story of journalists who think the fact that they are the press somehow gives them the authority to override someone else’s privacy.  Nothing is more annoying then people who forget to check their privilege at the door.  Now if this had been two male journalist trying to get into the woman’s locker room after a big game the men would have been charged with attempted rape and hurting someone’s precious feelings.

Aiken Area Progressive

INDIANAPOLIS — Last week, after an NFL game, the Jacksonville Jaguars prevented Graham Watson of Yahoo Sports, Joey Chandler of the Tuscaloosa (Ala.) News and an unidentified third woman journalist from gaining entry to the locker room.

Sounds like a simple case of sexist gatekeeping, right?

Not so fast.

Those quick to condemn the Jaguars for what they did seem to conveniently forget where this game took place.

It took place in one of the most gymnophobic states in the nation, Indiana.

Here is the relevant section of the Hoosier State law, under the “Indecent Acts” statutes:

IC 35-45-4-1 Indecency 

Sec. 1.

(a) A person who knowingly or intentionally, in a public place:

(1) engages in sexual intercourse;

(2) engages in deviate sexual conduct;

(3) appears in a state of nudity with the intent to arouse the sexual desires of the person or another person; or

(4) fondles the…

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