Tampa Bay quarterback Jameis Winston spoke to fifth graders at a Florida school last Wednesday. His talk was to inspire the children, to give them hope and higher aspirations.
And this is how he inspired them:
That, my sweet readers, is how traditional gender roles are reproduced, only in a much louder voice than usual.
Winston explains his way of inspiring little girls to do great things by digging the hole deeper:
Imagine the calculation behind that! To make one boy feel better, it's perfectly acceptable to make every girl in the room feel worse and less confident*. That's some word choice mistake...
Jamies Winston is not only famous for his football skills but also for this:
On December 7, 2012, Erica Kinsman filed a complaint with the Tallahassee Police Department accusing Winston of “sexual battery, assault, false imprisonment, and intentional infliction of emotional distress arising out of forcible rape.” She was allegedly encouraged to stay quiet, and State Attorney Willie Meggs didn’t open the investigation in to the allegations until 11 months later. Weeks later, Meggs laughed his way through a press conference where he announced that Kinsman’s account of the night wasn’t credible and that no charges would be filed.More recently, Meggs told reporters that while he didn’t have enough evidence to file charges, he does “think things that happened there that night were not good.”
* He clearly uses the subtractive model of masculinity, where what the boys are is NOT what the girls are. Thus, to encourage the boys he must discourage the girls.