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Idaho Woman Fired Over 'Immoral' Facebook Photo, But Football Coach Boyfriend Is Not (TEXT and VIDEO)

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An Idaho high school basketball coach was fired after posting a picture of her boyfriend touching her chest on Facebook, but the boyfriend, who coaches football at the same school, is still at his job.

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Animae C (514)
Wednesday November 6, 2013, 4:25 pm
Why have they blocked the 'immoral' chest touching in this article!

Kathy Bergquist (0)
Wednesday November 6, 2013, 4:37 pm
Noted and just oh my god stupid double-standard.

Jason S (50)
Wednesday November 6, 2013, 6:36 pm
Good posting, thanks

James Merit (144)
Wednesday November 6, 2013, 9:57 pm
Sadly not surprised...

Gloria p (304)
Thursday November 7, 2013, 5:40 am
That blows.

Gary L (138)
Thursday November 7, 2013, 9:06 am
what do you expect from a right wing nut job state like Idaho

Lona G (80)
Thursday November 7, 2013, 9:08 am
You can put all the torture and violence on the web you want, but if you place a picture of your boyfriend touching your swimsuit-clad breast it's immoral and you're fired, but your boyfriend (at the same school and the same type of function) isn't. How many different standards can be thrown at a woman?
I bet the all-male team the boyfriend coaches had a good laugh about it, and the all-female team she coached isn't as important to the school as hers.

Mike M (40)
Thursday November 7, 2013, 9:35 am
It is a sad fact that this happens in a free and democratic America. It says something about those words that is not true

ewoud k (68)
Thursday November 7, 2013, 10:46 am
It's just a simple double standard: a man who touches is a REAL man, a woman who lets herself be touched is a slut.

As long as male chauvinists rule this world, this double standard will hold.

The more these double-thinking is exposed, the sooner it will (? sure?) disappear.

Thanks for posting Carrie!

Joanna W (71)
Thursday November 7, 2013, 11:14 am

Jeanne Young (19)
Thursday November 7, 2013, 12:02 pm
A while back, I decided I had "lost Face" and so I BOOKED - Meanwhile - the double standard is alive and well - only the society is sick

Mary Streaker (0)
Thursday November 7, 2013, 12:58 pm
did she say she let him touch her?

Rosa Caldwell (384)
Thursday November 7, 2013, 1:11 pm
I hear a double standard here. Somebody sure goofed. I hope she gets her job back as she appears to want it.

Past Member (0)
Thursday November 7, 2013, 1:55 pm
I can't sand FB.

Lynne Buckley (0)
Thursday November 7, 2013, 1:56 pm
Double standards. Pathetic.

Birgit W (160)
Thursday November 7, 2013, 2:25 pm

Dot A (182)
Thursday November 7, 2013, 3:05 pm
sounds like a boob*

Elizabeth M (65)
Thursday November 7, 2013, 3:22 pm
These double standard make me sick!!! She should not have lost her job in the first place, just gives the male coach and teammates a real laugh - and pumps them up to think they are real men..
Thanks Carrie.

Gloria H (88)
Thursday November 7, 2013, 4:48 pm
why the blockage of the offending hand? What if she had posted--horrors! a picture of her breastfeeding? Has anyone been fired for that?
She has a top on, her boyfriend isn't some drunk groper, her mom and kids have most likely seen the what's the big deal?
I'll bet most of the girls she has coached have done far more off the court than she did in the swimminghole.
Boyfriend needs to go to bat for her although she is doing a good job on her own. Power in numbers.

Sheila D (194)
Thursday November 7, 2013, 4:57 pm
Agree it's double standard. Liked Lona's comment about all the torture, blood and violence on FB, but something like this gets the Morals Police all hot and bothered?

Athena F (131)
Thursday November 7, 2013, 6:51 pm
Get rid of double standards. They have no business in modern society.

Sheri Schongold (7)
Thursday November 7, 2013, 7:31 pm
The "old boy" network at work again.

Joanne Dixon (38)
Thursday November 7, 2013, 9:37 pm
I can hear their explanation now. They fired the person on whose Facebook page it was posted, under the assumption that person posted it. So no double standard. It was pure coincidence the one who posted it was the woman. Case closed. (Can you see the sarcasm font?)

fly bird (26)
Thursday November 7, 2013, 9:51 pm
Sounds like worker's discrimination in reverse. Double standards in societies everywhere. That's the problem. I don't think it helps having specific laws to protect this group or that, it leaves out too many that are discriminated against. Discrimination/harassment/retaliation is the way people are prevented from having their freedoms, and they should all be protected. Discrimination applies to all, whatever the "basis", it's unequal
treatment and unacceptable.

Past Member (0)
Thursday November 7, 2013, 11:15 pm
She put it up on her page, that's the difference.

Jhn Wzt (3)
Thursday November 7, 2013, 11:32 pm
idiotic wat they do on theyr free time is theyr business as long as they dun break the law

Dogan Ozkan (5)
Friday November 8, 2013, 3:27 am
noted discrimination at workplace

Carlene V (202)
Friday November 8, 2013, 7:16 am
Good ole' boys double standard. Unfortunately, she made a error in judgment by posting the picture in the first place but it was removed so she should be able to keep her job.

Thomas M (8)
Friday November 8, 2013, 7:46 am
Stupid to post a photo like this on Facebook. The male employee should be terminated as well. The district should get their debit card out - this isn't over.

Roger G (154)
Friday November 8, 2013, 2:13 pm
noted, thanks

Winnie A (179)
Friday November 8, 2013, 5:33 pm
Double standard!

. (0)
Monday November 11, 2013, 12:50 am
Don't know what to expect, Gary. Do know we want to keep morons such as yourself out..
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