Thursday, July 23, 2009

On The Roethlisberger Case

Ben Roethlisberger has been accused of rape. The case itself is something I cannot comment on yet, but it's worth pointing out that the media is not quite sure what to write about the rumors, so they asked ten sports reporters (all men) about their opinions on that. Well, sports reporters are mostly men, but the case is not about sports but about a sports celebrity.

As I pointed out, the actual case remains for the courts to decide. But in general a celebrity culture is unlikely to treat the two sides in cases like this equally.