Friday, November 04, 2016
How to Change "Locker-room Talk": Harvard Cancels the Men's Soccer Season
The Harvard men's soccer team produced a "scouting report" of the sexual value of each member of the Harvard women's soccer team. Again.
This time, Harvard responded by cancelling the rest of the men's soccer season (Harvard was leading in the Ivy League).
When Donald Trump was caught bragging about groping women and getting away with it, this was dismissed as "locker room talk."
Many athletes came forward to say that they never talk that way or hear others talk that way, even in the locker room.
But even if you allow that this kind of callous sexual objectification of real women has been common in locker rooms in the past, we can choose to change the norm.
Harvard is leading the way in showing that "locker-room talk" is wrong, has consequences, and is worth changing.