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Some Sharks fans object to plan of using 'ice girls'
San Jose Mercury News ^ | July 12, 2014 | David Pollak

Posted on 07/14/2014 7:44:18 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement

SAN JOSE -- The Sharks are not backing down from their plan to recruit "ice girls" to help clean the playing surface during each game despite a backlash from a segment of their fan base.

"Fans take pride in the Sharks not objectifying women. Please keep the Tank a family environment," SharksFanTX wrote on Twitter. Another ended her Twitter complaint with an "#icegirlsareadealbreaker" hashtag, vowing to cancel season tickets if the team sticks with its plan. And with little publicity, a "Say NO to Sharks Ice Girls" page on Facebook, as well as a similar petition at change.org, attracted more than 325 supporters each.

(Excerpt) Read more at mercurynews.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: gender; hockey; icegirls; sanjosesharks; sharks
"Having women being exploited in general in any sport is wrong..."

She must be in favor of men being exploited?

Funny, plenty of women attend sports games precisely to see men playing in basketball shorts for instance. if she doesn't believe that, she is woefully naïve.

1 posted on 07/14/2014 7:44:18 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement
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To: ConservativeStatement

TTIUWP.


2 posted on 07/14/2014 7:45:54 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: ConservativeStatement

Well, it’s not fair to the gals that they have to have pretty waistlines, but the guys’ are concealed beneath their uniforms.


3 posted on 07/14/2014 7:47:41 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: Paladin2

STLAFP (see the lead article for pictures)


4 posted on 07/14/2014 7:48:05 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: ConservativeStatement
This is discrimination against women it?
5 posted on 07/14/2014 7:48:31 PM PDT by eizverson22
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To: ConservativeStatement

Their odds to make the play-offs after yet another el foldo season finish?

FIN


6 posted on 07/14/2014 7:50:27 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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To: HiTech RedNeck
Yeah, baby:


7 posted on 07/14/2014 7:51:57 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Paladin2
Go UCLA!


8 posted on 07/14/2014 7:53:30 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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To: Paladin2

Oh, no! That’s seh-ksist....

(More, please.)


9 posted on 07/14/2014 7:54:56 PM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: ConservativeStatement
In the factory we make cosmetics, at the counter we sell hope.

… Charles Revson, founder of Revlon

Why are men blamed for objectifying women when women get boob jobs? It seems that not a few of them want to be objectified.


10 posted on 07/14/2014 7:55:43 PM PDT by nathanbedford ("Attack, repeat, attack!" Bull Halsey)
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To: Jack Hammer
America has (still) got talent.

Just sayin'. YMMV.

11 posted on 07/14/2014 7:56:55 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Paladin2

Mmmmm, juicy...


12 posted on 07/14/2014 8:01:35 PM PDT by sargon
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To: eizverson22

Nope. It is discrimination against nags.


13 posted on 07/14/2014 8:06:14 PM PDT by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

The Sharks are not backing down from their plan to recruit “ice girls” to help clean the playing surface during each game despite a backlash from a segment of their fan base.

What segment would that be?


14 posted on 07/14/2014 8:08:51 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: Moonman62

My guess is they support abortion and homosexual marriage.


15 posted on 07/14/2014 8:12:15 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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To: ConservativeStatement
The people complaing about this are people that don't even know that hockey is played on ice. The Sharks are right to ignore them.
16 posted on 07/14/2014 8:13:15 PM PDT by Major Matt Mason ("Journalism is dead. All news is suspect." - Noamie)
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To: ConservativeStatement
I haven't watched hockey in years. Looks like a lot of teams have ice girls.


17 posted on 07/14/2014 8:16:09 PM PDT by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: Moonman62

I dunno.... the segment that looks for a reason to take offense, perhaps?


18 posted on 07/14/2014 8:40:16 PM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (I'm not anti-government, government's anti-me.)
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To: ConservativeStatement
women do not attend men's sports to see men wearing their uniforms....plenty of women go to football and hockey games and those uniforms cover from head to toe....

if the "ice girls" are going to be more pandering then I am all against it....

19 posted on 07/14/2014 8:44:03 PM PDT by cherry
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To: ConservativeStatement

The Sharks have had young men and women clearing the ice for years now. What’s the big deal?


20 posted on 07/14/2014 8:44:42 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: cherry

Maybe in your experiences but as someone who was involved in professional sports for plenty of years I saw plenty of things first hand.


21 posted on 07/14/2014 8:46:33 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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To: cherry

as predicted, the usual Christian, patriotic, moralistic, and conservative bunch show up to prove that they are not Christian, nor patriotic, nor moralistic, nor conservative, not in the real sense....just the usual hypocrities as usual....decrying the state of our culture while encouraging more of the decadence....


22 posted on 07/14/2014 8:47:14 PM PDT by cherry
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To: ConservativeStatement

.... and then the girls form a union and start making wages and benefits demands.


23 posted on 07/14/2014 8:47:59 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: ConservativeStatement
Whoa, these are NOT the regular Shark's ice cleaners!

Pardon me ladies, I just had to see what the new generation of ice cleaners looked like.

24 posted on 07/14/2014 8:53:11 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Moonman62
What segment would that be?

Iceholes.
25 posted on 07/14/2014 8:53:17 PM PDT by Trod Upon (Every penny given to film and TV media companies goes right into enemy coffers. Starve them out!)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

I believe women should be put on a pedestal.(Just high enough to be able to look up their dress.)< /sarc >


26 posted on 07/14/2014 9:00:19 PM PDT by WhirlwindAttack (I do not advocate the use of violence. It works but I don't advocate it. YMMV Improvise.)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom


27 posted on 07/14/2014 9:04:37 PM PDT by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: Trod Upon
Go Blackhawks

:-)

28 posted on 07/14/2014 9:49:11 PM PDT by Mark17 (Obama & Nero? Both Emperors. The difference is Nero plays a fiddle, while Obama plays Minnesota Fats)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

Fine if they are wearing normal warmup gear, but this leg show is not hockey. This is some mutant Stateside variant.


29 posted on 07/14/2014 9:50:04 PM PDT by RitchieAprile
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To: Paladin2

30 posted on 07/14/2014 9:55:48 PM PDT by Mark17 (Obama & Nero? Both Emperors. The difference is Nero plays a fiddle, while Obama plays Minnesota Fats)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Bait Babes!


31 posted on 07/14/2014 10:02:54 PM PDT by Birdsbane ("Onward through the fog!" ... Oat Willie)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Bait Babes!


32 posted on 07/14/2014 10:03:22 PM PDT by Birdsbane ("Onward through the fog!" ... Oat Willie)
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To: kingattax
Calling the only Toronto Maple Leaf fan in the world.

:-)

33 posted on 07/14/2014 10:06:53 PM PDT by Mark17 (Obama & Nero? Both Emperors. The difference is Nero plays a fiddle, while Obama plays Minnesota Fats)
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To: Mark17

Go Blackhawks ice crew. :)


34 posted on 07/14/2014 10:20:58 PM PDT by Trod Upon (Every penny given to film and TV media companies goes right into enemy coffers. Starve them out!)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

As old as I am, they can come and clean my driveway after an ice storm any day! Must also remove fallen limbs from trees.


35 posted on 07/14/2014 10:26:51 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need more than seven rounds, Much more.)
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To: Trod Upon
Go Blackhawks ice crew. :)

Yep, I could handle that.

36 posted on 07/14/2014 10:29:05 PM PDT by Mark17 (Obama & Nero? Both Emperors. The difference is Nero plays a fiddle, while Obama plays Minnesota Fats)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Shouldn’t it be up to the women who want to be Ice Girls?

Tell the hag collective to get out of the way of women who want the work.


37 posted on 07/14/2014 10:41:17 PM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Only ugly feminists object to beautiful women.


38 posted on 07/14/2014 11:03:18 PM PDT by Organic Panic
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To: ConservativeStatement

There’s nothing sexy about men running around in basketball shorts.


39 posted on 07/14/2014 11:50:55 PM PDT by kelly4c (http://www.freerepublic.com/perl/post?id=2900389%2C41#help)
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To: Organic Panic

Excuse me, I am not ugly nor a feminist, so do not stereotype people who simply see the objectification of women’s bodies infiltrating society at every excuse as something that’s not edifying to society. You don’t have to be ugly or political to have morals/values.

Anyways isn’t it the “feminists” who are always saying women should have the right to show off their beauty/bodies?


40 posted on 07/15/2014 12:00:00 AM PDT by kelly4c (http://www.freerepublic.com/perl/post?id=2900389%2C41#help)
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To: Mark17

Saturday Nov 1 2014. mark your calendar.


41 posted on 07/16/2014 3:29:28 AM PDT by kingattax (a real American would rather die on his feet than live on his knees.)
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To: kingattax
Saturday Nov 1 2014. mark your calendar.

LOL, Roger that. I will be watching and cheering. Go Blackhawks.

42 posted on 07/16/2014 4:15:23 AM PDT by Mark17 (Obama & Nero? Both Emperors. The difference is Nero plays a fiddle, while Obama plays Minnesota Fats)
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Ice girls are about porn. Conservatives understand this is bad. I hope the opposition is heard but they are tilting against the wind. Pornification of the culture is a titlewave right now.


43 posted on 07/16/2014 4:22:20 AM PDT by Varda
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To: ConservativeStatement

Bookmark


44 posted on 07/16/2014 4:28:59 AM PDT by Hegewisch Dupa
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To: ConservativeStatement
The real issue here is safety. Ice clean-up teams are given precious few moments to do their job. The result is a mad rush of high-speed activity in multiple locations and directions. Here's an example of a near-collision that was only barely avoided by quick thinking.
45 posted on 07/16/2014 6:37:30 AM PDT by Hegewisch Dupa
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To: Mark17

Go Leafs !


46 posted on 07/17/2014 6:08:23 PM PDT by kingattax (a real American would rather die on his feet than live on his knees.)
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