Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Locker Room Lawsuit, 2 minutes for roughing.

Just when you think you've heard all the "stupid law-suit stories", now we get this one from New Brunswick, Canada.

Nicole LeBlanc, mother of her 14 year old hockey playing daughter Brigette, filed a complaint with the New Brunswick Human Rights Commission, asking that her daughter be allowed to use the same change room (locker room) that her boy team mates use.

Since she's the only girl on the team she's had to use a separate room and her mother claims that this has been segregation. "They (girl players) don't have to feel like second-rate players and teammates," said Nicole LeBlanc. "They are there and they deserve equality. It's not a privilege to be there with the boys. It's not a privilege to be treated equally -- it's their right. And that's the way it has to be."

Well, that may look good on paper, but lady, your daughter is 14. Her boy team mates are 14. Have you ever heard of adolescence? Ever heard of the term puberty????

There's a proviso in the ruling. The boys must wear shorts at all times and showers must be taken separately.

Yeah, I'm sure teenagers with raging hormones are going to follow all those rules, after all, they're written on paper, and everyone knows that teenagers ALWAYS follow written rules.

Call me cynical, but why do I see a story off in the future, that may involve "inappropriate" situations or worse, a possible rape, occurring in a New Brunswick hockey locker room.

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