A lot of businesses in Canada have Code of Conducts that all employees must sign. My company has one. And yes some of them can extend to non-work activities, especially when they are this public.
It has nothing to do with democracy or freedom of speech. It's sexual harrassment. If you don't get it, read this blog.
That kid has a great idea! Have the players bring the issue up too and say it's not ok that fans of theirs did this in their building.It has nothing to do with democracy or freedom of speech. It's sexual harrassment. If you don't get it, read this blog.
FHRITP is not simply a vulgar prank, it is sexual harassment
It was not just an opinion, but a threat. That is different from having an opinion that some people may choose to find offensive.
Technically, I think it was outside the stadium. But they have already indicated that those fans will not be allowed inside the stadium in the future.That kid has a great idea! Have the players bring the issue up too and say it's not ok that fans of theirs did this in their building.
Freedom of speech does not mean there are not consequences. People are free in this country to be anti-gray, a Nazi, or a commie. That does not mean I as a business owner have to keep paying a self-avowed Nazi to represent my company. Very simple ... You get fired for much less these days. Let alone this ... even I, as an anarchist, understand that free speech is not really "free."
I'm sure you'll get a different story from these female reporters. The thing is is wasn't this one incident of having FHRITP yelled at her, she said that it happens quite frequently. This just happened to be a boiling point. She had setup in an area to do the live hit, and before the even started recording she many men shouting it at her, so after that many at once she finally had enough.Maybe I'm being daft here but they weren't yelling "Fuck you right in the pussy!" so how is it a threat?
The way I see it they are just shouting a phrase which happens to have the words "fuck" and "pussy" in it but does not amount to sexual harassment. Yes, it is dumb and juvenile and you have to be an idiot to do it on live TV (especially if you are over the age of 13) but sexual assault? Come on.
Probably the same could be said about all the people who say "Thank the fucking Lord."Thank the fucking Lord...I am so sick of that bullshit thing used to not only annoy, but hurt and harass reporters. This thing is so old...and, having personal experience with this dreadful, mind-numbing phrase, I have found out that all the people who have said it are douchebags.