Friday, October 8, 2010

Sending a woman cell phone pictures of your penis might not be the best way to convince her that you're a stable guy with a high opinion of her

The famous (American) football player Brett Favre attempted to woo a comely sideline reporter working for the team for which he used to play, the New York Jets. He did this by allegedly sending the sideline reporter in question, Jenn Sterger myspace messages (remember myspace?) and leaving voicemails.

Ms. Sterger resisted Mr. Favre's charms.

Moreover, she apparently felt as though her life might be in danger.

These screenshots were taken from a video on the website Deadspin, in which one can hear the voicemails, see the myspace messages, and see the cell phone photos that Mr. Favre sent. The video won't embed, hence the screenshots.

The "jokes" about the garbage can seem to be in reference to the sad case of Jasmine Fiore, the woman murdered by "Megan Wants a Millionaire" cast member Ryan Jenkins. You will recall that after he had killed her and mutilated her, he left her body in a suitcase in a dumpster.


Earlier this year, Ms. Sterger claimed to be a bit ambivalent about the whole thing:

Sterger claimed she spurned Favre's advances because he was married, but also because she was working for the Jets at the time she didn't think it was the best idea to start a torrid affair with the team's highest profile player (the Jets have not responded to a question about any knowledge of the Favre/Sterger saga at this time). Plus, if she went forward with how aggressive he was and how skeeved out she was to some of her superiors, she suspected she might lose her job. The interactions were flirty and strange but she didn't think there wasn't anything that made her too uncomfortable.
Except that at the time she'd apparently joked about ending up in a garbage can, and that if she told anyone about Mr. Favre's romantic intentions, she might lose her job. Other than that, she didn't feel too uncomfortable.

But then, Mr. Favre started sending Ms. Sterger cell phone pictures of his penis. Some of these pictures can be viewed on the video posted on Deadspin (so I guess I should be thankful there's no embed).

He started  sending these photos, if the timeline as set forth in the video is to be believed, after Ms. Sterger had made the crack about ending up in a garbage can. He leaves her a voicemail in which he states,
"So, in some garbage can, huh? So that's what you think I think of you. Hmm. Alright, well, I'm still trying..."
By "trying," he apparently means "gonna send you some photos of my penis, so you can see what I'm all about."

In other words, Mr. Favre thought that sending Ms. Sterger photos of his penis would convince her that he was a really cool guy and she had no reason to worry about him.

Back in August, I noted that sending a woman a photo of your penis was a great way to show a woman what she'd get if she agreed to engage in the procreative act with you, and was a way of showing the woman how much you trusted her. Here is a photo of my intimate parts -- I am yours unconditionally. I am  in your hands.

But now, in this specific case, I'm starting to think it's just creepy.

If you thought you had a chance with her, would you send her a photo of your penis? Would you still send her the photo of your penis if you knew that she thought you were creepy and she was actually afraid of you? That changes things, doesn't it?

Jenn Sterger pic source.

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