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JustBob October 28th, 2014 1:50pm

Inspired by rotavele (who you should follow). The owner of a baseball team, in an effort to show support for cross dressing, orders her team to play the remainder of the season in skirts or be banned. Should she be legally allowed to give the order?

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jamichl Seattle
10/30/14 9:15 pm

And I'm tired of Rotavele's leading questions. UN FOLLOWED.

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grizzy Kansas
10/30/14 7:21 pm

He shouldn't expect the team to comply

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ladyniner81 I hate people
10/29/14 12:58 pm

They'll attract bullies

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rons Thanks America
10/29/14 5:48 am

Is it a women's team? Then no, they should wear only a jock strap.

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brenstal Florida
10/28/14 5:30 pm

Legally, yes. But I think the league should step in because that isn't safe.

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leilu SoCal
10/28/14 1:48 pm

I'm sure a lot of other teams would be happy to pick up the players from her team.

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FacePalm That Trick Never Works
10/28/14 1:21 pm

Her team, her uniforms :)

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elianastar Gab.ai FreeSpeech
10/28/14 11:09 am

Yes. Should players have legal right to refuse & leave team in response? Yes.

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GlockMan1 Alabama
10/28/14 9:14 am

What if the owner was a Christian and required group PRAYER before each game? Any difference?

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Rocker saved by grace
10/28/14 9:53 am

Then they would be outraged

FacePalm That Trick Never Works
10/28/14 1:22 pm

Prayer is different than clothing Glock.

Rocker saved by grace
10/29/14 7:49 am

Of course it is, face palm, but the principle is the same

ThePhlegm The Lone Star State
10/28/14 8:55 am

No, that would be against player safety. Now pants under a skirt would be ok.

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Zod Above Pugetropolis
10/28/14 8:46 am

Assuming league rules leave the choice of uniform up to the owner, and the contracts with the players allow it, sure.

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NateE Moderate Republican
10/28/14 8:16 am

That's just...wow.. I could only imagine

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Rocker saved by grace
10/28/14 9:54 am

I'm trying not to

Arkansas123 Neoconservative
10/28/14 8:08 am

No, that sounds like sexual harassment.

Imagine if a businessman ordered his secretary to wear a bikini to work every day.

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drunk ill be Bach
10/28/14 7:45 am

The league wouldn't allow that. So no.

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JustBob Your anger fascinates me
10/28/14 7:51 am

Yet, who knows what the future may hold

drunk ill be Bach
10/28/14 7:53 am

Let's assume the league doesn't care. Yes, it should be legal. They are all under contract with her. Employers have the right to alter the employee uniforms as they wish.

zuko on deck
10/28/14 7:43 am

Legally? Maybe, as many businesses have uniforms and dress codes. Being involved in a collaborative enterprise with other teams/owners, and that leagues usually have a CBA that addresses such things as uniforms and approved punishments, maybe not...

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bethanyq Ess Eff
10/28/14 7:29 am

Can the game be played as well wearing skirts? I guess they do allow for a greater range of movement, although less protection for the players' legs. It'd depend a lot on how the rule was laid down I think. If she's doing it out of support for

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bethanyq Ess Eff
10/28/14 7:30 am

"cross dressers" I'm honestly not sure what she means. Cross dressing as I understand it is more of a fetishize than a lifestyle or identity. Not to mention, showing support for people in marginalized groups generally doesn't involve imitating them.

bethanyq Ess Eff
10/28/14 7:31 am

Imitation easily and quickly crosses the line, far too often, into mockery.

Fetish* not fetishize.

bethanyq Ess Eff
10/28/14 7:33 am

It seems there is also the possibility that it could be perceived as harassment by some players, and/or as inviting harassment. The more I think about it, the more I think this should not/would not be legal for an employer to require.

kermie gaytopia
10/28/14 7:19 am

Can she legally? Maybe. It depends on what's in the contract.

Should she? I don't think so. While I personally have nothing against men wearing skirts, I think the law should better protect employees from employer whims all around.

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TierasPet
10/28/14 7:41 am

Well said. I agree.

WildRice With a side of sass
10/28/14 7:11 am

As ridiculous as it is she is the owner of the team and as such I think she has that power. Especially if something like uniforms are covered in their contract. Although, I'm sure they weren't thinking skirts were going to be an issue...

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Nemacyst No Lives Matter
10/28/14 7:18 am

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WildRice With a side of sass
10/28/14 7:28 am

Absolutely. I think the whole thing is ridiculous.

You wouldn't play in a skirt?! I bet you have the legs for it ;)

WildRice With a side of sass
10/28/14 7:29 am

I played softball in college and I thought it was ridiculous that we had shorts as an option!

Nemacyst No Lives Matter
10/28/14 7:33 am

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WildRice With a side of sass
10/28/14 7:37 am

Yeah, the sliding padded shorts and knee pads help a little but not always. I'd be impressed to watch you pick rocks out. I'm the same way

Nemacyst No Lives Matter
10/28/14 7:41 am

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WildRice With a side of sass
10/28/14 7:49 am

Well. You are def a manly man! I had a bunch of gravel in mine but I only did a water rinse to get as much out as I could. Def didn't use a wire brush!

Nemacyst No Lives Matter
10/28/14 7:54 am

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WildRice With a side of sass
10/28/14 7:56 am

Oh I can only imagine! Four people... Was one of their names jack Daniel? Haha

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JustBob Your anger fascinates me
10/28/14 7:01 am

Violating in the same way as practicing on the sabbath?

Nemacyst No Lives Matter
10/28/14 7:10 am

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firefly5 the verse
10/28/14 12:30 pm

but your religious freedoms aren't guaranteed by the league. congress has made no law; your team owner has.

Nemacyst No Lives Matter
10/28/14 12:57 pm

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Rosebud Ohio
10/28/14 6:52 am

No, that's really impractical. Even uniform rules, for every team I was on, were wear it or sit out the game.

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