Esquire virtue signalling on Olympic scandals

Esquire – the formerly men’s magazine that has become a trumpet for SJW Howler Monkey retardery and gun control wankery, and is now the spokeshole for every Omega male who thinks the only way to get laid is to be a feminist doormat – is virtue signalling this year’s Olympic scandals like a horny chimp on a mission. Specifically, Esquire’s Sarah Rense has decided – with no proof whatsoever to back up her analysis – that the reason Olympic soccer player Hope Solo’s punishment is so much worse for being a shitty sportsman and a lousy representative of the United States than Ryan Lochte’s for ostensibly making up a weird story about being robbed at gunpoint in Rio, was because Solo has a vagoo.

Yes, Solo’s comments were, without a doubt, unsportsmanlike. They were an ugly low blow to add to the disappointment of a a Team USA loss. Solo herself—with a previous ban, domestic violence charges, and nasty Twitter rants to her name—is often a disappointment. But, like the general counsel for the U.S. team’s players’ association said, “She was fired for making comments that a man never would have been fired for.”

Except that’s not exactly true. Men in sports have been forced to pay exorbitant fines and even fired for such “offenses” as celebrating in the endzone and refusing to apologize for a blowout win.

hopeRense admits Solo was unsportsmanlike during the Olympics, and had not just a previous ban, but also domestic violence charges and combative, nasty behavior toward police officers during the arrest on said domestic violence charges. It’s no wonder she was shitcanned! She’s got a history of being a dick, so to speak.

In other words, Solo has already been an embarrassment to women’s soccer, except now she took that shame international.

So maybe, it’s not about her plumbing?

BUT… BUT… BUT… LOCHTE!

What about him? After a bizarre story about being robbed at gunpoint, Lochte was excoriated and embarrassed after he returned to the United States. I’ve seen comments criticizing everything from his hair to his attitude, to his lies about the incident in Rio in which he and other U.S. swimmers were accused of vandalizing a bathroom and concocting a story to cover their asses. I’ve seen calls for his expulsion from swimming. But a USA Today investigation shows that the Rio police lied, and that Lochte, while having exaggerated the events of the incident, did not.

Lochte has admitted he exaggerated his initial description of how the four men were stopped in their taxi and robbed by men who flashed badges, as well as his sensational allegation of a gun being held to his forehead.

But a narrative of the night’s events – constructed by USA TODAY Sports from witness statements, official investigations, surveillance videos and media reports – supports Lochte’s later account in which he said he thought the swimmers were being robbed when they were approached at a gas station by armed men who flashed badges, pointed guns at them and demanded money.

A Brazilian judge says police might have been hasty in determining the security guards, by how they dealt with the swimmers, did not commit a robbery. A lawyer who has practiced in Brazil for 25 years says she does not think the actions of Lochte and teammate Jimmy Feigen constitute the filing of a false police report as defined under Brazilian law.

An extensive review of surveillance footage by a USA TODAY Sports videographer who also visited the gas station supports swimmer Gunnar Bentz’s claim that he did not see anyone vandalize the restroom, an allegation that in particular heightened media portrayals of the four as obnoxious Americans behaving recklessly in a foreign country. Meanwhile, Rio authorities have declined to identify the guards or offer any details beyond confirming they are members of law enforcement who were working a private security detail.

So, no. There doesn’t appear to have been any misogyny going on here, and it wasn’t Solo’s plumbing that got her booted. It was her embarrassing behavior after the loss to Sweden coupled with prior crappy behavior.

But hey, virtue signalling is en vogue, so why not?

7 responses

  1. I’m getting really, really sick of all this virtue signaling from publications that are supposedly marketed toward men.

    Of course, the message is that this is what you should think if you want to get women. The reality, unfortunately, is that most women either think this is stupid or just don’t care.

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    1. But if I don’t show how I support women, how will I get laid?

      Ok, dodging lightening here. . .

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      1. You could go to the opposite extreme and try to be a practitioner of “game”

        Also dodging lightning…

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  2. I’m just tired of the virtue signalling, regardless of who it’s marketed to.

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  3. Am I missing something here? Two arrogant athletes say and do stupid things instead of being polite and saying ‘Thanks!’. They’re taken to task over what they said and did, get a public scolding, but neither of them seems to have even a smidgen of shame.

    Well, I’ve competed in a lot of things and won, but I didn’t let winning go to my head. It’s nice to win. It’s also nice to be able to thank the person who placed your efforts ahead of the others. In the world of sports, no one is entitled to a win. You have to earn it.

    Good manners are always in vogue. It’s this ‘entitlement’ thing going around, like bad case of social herpes that I find unacceptable. Just keep the spoiled brats away from me. They aren’t worth the bother.

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  4. Fair enough.

    Though virtue signaling in Cosmo, for example, won’t bother me primarily because I ain’t reading that crap.

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  5. Esquire was better (and more relevant to my life) when it featured men’s fashions and had photos of skimpily clad women in it.

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