TIME Reporter Angered by NHL Mansplaining

Kendall Coyne Schofield, a female hockey player who helped the United States capture the gold medal at the 2018 Winter Olympics, was invited as an on-air analyst for an NHL game between the Tampa Bay Lightning and Pittsburgh Penguins.  Her partner was longtime NHL analyst Pierre McGuire.

At the beginning of the broadcast, McGuire told Schofield  "Tampa's going to be on your left, Pittsburgh's going to be on your right. What are you expecting out of this game?  We're paying you to be an analyst, not be a fan tonight.”

Feminist reporter Melissa Locker became angered.  She claimed  McGuire was trying to explain hockey to a female gold medal hockey player.

Locker states:
"In 2014, the Oxford English Dictionary named "mansplain" as a runner-up for their word of the year. According to the dictionary, to mansplain is to explain something to someone, typically a man to woman, in a manner regarded as condescending or patronizing"
Locker also stated
"Now, McGuire faces backlash for his remarks hockey to an athlete who theoretically knows how the sport works better than him and most, because even though he did coach for one season, as USA Today points out, McGuire hasn't played hockey in the NHL"
The only backlash McGuire is facing is from female chauvinist reporters. All McGuire did was state Tampa Bay was on the left and Pittsburgh was on the right. Big deal. Many sports broadcast lead off with similar such statements.

The real issue here is the feminist derogatory phrase 'mansplaining". The phrase implies that a man should never explain anything to a woman because men are not as smart as women. Ms. Locker was triggered when a mere male took the lead position over a woman in the broadcast by stating Tampa Bay was on the left and Pittsburgh was on the right. Anything McGuire said after this was considered mansplaining by the feminist. She then used her position as a journalist to attack him.

Lastly, Melissa Locker's statement  "McGuire hasn't played hockey in the NHL" is irrelevant because NEITHER HAS KENDALL COYNE SCHOFIELD.

USAToday and ESPN had similar articles.

The incident is another example of the sexist feminist culture within some segments of the media.

January 31, 2019

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