OPINION | Barry Richard: Standard-Times Justifies Sexual Discrimination
When you look in the Urban Dictionary: White Knight, you find the following definition.
1) A man who stands up for a women’s right to be an absolute equal, but then steps up like a white knight to rescue her anytime that equality becomes a burden. 2) A man who promotes gender equality but practices special privilege for women.
Yes, it’s true that in an effort to allow women a safe space where they could talk about the commonality of assaults on women, the event organizers had unwisely told male reporters to stay away from a closed door meeting at BCC.
“The event should have been open to all, but the fact thast the reporter’s schedule didn’t allow him to cover the events that were open isn’t the event organizer’s fault. I’m more interested in the good work done by the women’s march than your focus.”
Editor’s Note: Barry Richard is the afternoon host on 1420 WBSM New Bedford. He can be heard weekdays from Noon-3 p.m. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.