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Huffington Post column tells women of the SEC to “cover up”


A writer from The Huffington Post told the young women of the Southeastern Conference to “cover up” in a Tuesday morning column that has since been deleted.

Rebecca Walden, the writer, attended Alabama’s game against USC in Arlington and she was appalled by the way Bama’s female fans were dressed.

“What we didn’t want, and what we never did, was to show up for a college football game looking like we belonged in a Victoria’s Secret fashion show,” Walden wrote. “I wished I could have wrapped my elephant scarf around one of you, teetering around on stilettos with your bra straps exposed and operating under the misguided notion that you looked irresistible.”

A little bit more from Walden’s now-removed column:

That lucky shaker tucked into the back of your on trend boot?

The team logo you’re sporting on your cheek?

The Greek letters sticker on your shirt declaring the sorority to which you belong and your loyalty to your team?

All rendered classless by those ill covered curves you’ve made sure are on full display.”

Needless to say, it didn’t go over well:



Personally, I don’t have one single problem with the way young women in the SEC dress. In fact, I’m a big fan of it. Huge supporter of their brand and everything they’ve got going on.


Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

35 Comments for Huffington Post column tells women of the SEC to “cover up”

  1. Piedma Schwartz
    1:40 pm September 13, 2016 Permalink

    Everyone already knows that huffpo columnists are ugly and miserable people. They don’t need to continually remind us.

    • daizon
      2:08 pm September 13, 2016 Permalink

      That’s requirement number 1 of 3rd wave feminism.

  2. footblue
    1:46 pm September 13, 2016 Permalink

    Most Yankees are ugly and especially those that write for Huffpo. I doubt they shave under their arms so what they say means very little. In fact what Huffpo says about anything means very little. Just another attack on old school traditions in this country.

    • nybrasky
      5:10 pm September 13, 2016 Permalink

      I agree about your general sentiment about HuffPo, but the woman who wrote this is a Bama alum. So, as much as this thread would like to make it a north-south thing, it’s more of a generational thing.

  3. afidler
    1:48 pm September 13, 2016 Permalink

    If you still want to read the blasphemous article in full:

  4. Piedma Schwartz
    1:53 pm September 13, 2016 Permalink

    So the same folks who feverishly push the “free the nipple” campaign are now suddenly advocates of modest attire? This is simply another example of people up north having disdain for southerners and their culture and traditions.

    • ClutchCargo
      1:59 pm September 13, 2016 Permalink

      Exactly. That, and probably a whole lot of jealousy at work here.

  5. Angelo
    2:06 pm September 13, 2016 Permalink

    Drew Franklin is a great American!!

  6. jman3715
    2:14 pm September 13, 2016 Permalink

    Have relatives up north. I always tell the young men to go to school in the south for a reason. Those who listened and those who did not both agree with me now.

  7. daddy43040
    2:19 pm September 13, 2016 Permalink

    Liberals are easily offended so this can’t be surprising.The fact that this site is so liberal and not offended is the surprise

    • Booby Petrino
      2:24 pm September 13, 2016 Permalink

      horny and desperate trumps offended on this site.

    • leon singleton
      4:57 pm September 13, 2016 Permalink

      JFK put a man on the moon Hillary put a man in the girls restroom.

    • runningunnin.454
      5:35 pm September 13, 2016 Permalink

      Hillary also put four Americans in their caskets.
      Huffington won’t be happy til she’s elected
      Deleter of the Free World.

    • 7mm08
      8:05 pm September 13, 2016 Permalink

      Hahahahaha as if conservatives are any better. Both sides are little but contrarian sheep, parroting Rush Limbaugh or Rachel Maddow. I guess it’s easier than actually doing a little research and thinking for yourself…..

  8. Sentient Third Eye
    2:23 pm September 13, 2016 Permalink

    Two lines of dialogue from the eighties sitcom “Gimme A Break”, starring Nell Carter.

    Offended Bitty: “Well, I never!”

    Nell: “Of course not, dear. YOU don’t have the equipment!”

  9. bryjohannsen
    2:24 pm September 13, 2016 Permalink

    Go away Huffington! Keep on keeping on ladies! Ice cold Dr. Pepper here!!!!!!!!

  10. Musehobo
    2:25 pm September 13, 2016 Permalink

    The amount of idiocy on this message board is almost unbearable. Here’s how this whole thing works:

    The lady that wrote this is a “contributor” which means she is probably a free-lance writer (and I use that word lightly) who gets paid to throw an opinion piece every now and then at Huff-Po, an organization a half-step up from Buzzfeed and quite a few steps down from the NY Times.

    Huff-Po has a liberal-leaning bias, which shows its face every now and then. Huff-Po probably used this (stupid) story as a filler either because they had a need, low standards, or due to an editor not getting the memo about his/her employer’s article preferences.

    But here’s the annoying part. Us “lefties” have no agenda to make women cover up. Liberals typically favor legalized prostitution, decriminalization of nudity, and the shifting of blame from scantily clad rape-victims to their attackers. This lady’s views are more in-line with conservative Christian values. If you don’t like it, fine. I don’t either. But can we stop blaming the people “up north” for this idiotic article? In summary: The story was dumb. Huff-Po is propaganda trash journalism (like Fox News). And your outrage is aimed at your own political party.

    • Piedma Schwartz
      2:28 pm September 13, 2016 Permalink

      The GOP isn’t calling on SEC women to cover-up.

    • Sentient Third Eye
      2:36 pm September 13, 2016 Permalink

      Surely both sides can be bipartisan enough to agree that no one over a 7 should ever have to cover up; however, anyone under a 3 should be required to or face a fine.

    • Musehobo
      2:39 pm September 13, 2016 Permalink

      Lol. Please re-read my comment. The idea that women should cover up more closely aligns with Christian conservatism. If you disagree, you don’t understand American politics. Of course the GOP is not calling for SEC (or any) women to cover up. But they do occasionally like to blame women who get raped because of their attire. Are you really trying to associate this women’s idiotic opinion with a political movement known to disavow such nonsense simply because it was Huff-Po? Wake up. If you think she was wrong, she was. At least we will agree on that.

    • tWildcat
      3:21 pm September 13, 2016 Permalink

      HuffPo is full on liberal bias and they’re very proud of it. Fox News is no worse than MSNBC and CNN. Every media outlet/network is biased one way or another(mainly to the left).

    • Ukgrad2006
      4:41 pm September 13, 2016 Permalink

      Chill bro… I think you need to smoke a bowl or something

  11. Piedma Schwartz
    2:47 pm September 13, 2016 Permalink

    Maybe you should re-read your comment. The “outrage” isn’t aimed at the GOP, democrats, Christians, or rape victims. It’s aimed at the Huffington Post, for publishing this hypocritical article.

  12. snarkster
    2:50 pm September 13, 2016 Permalink

    F the politics in this thread, I just want to know where the UK examples are! 😀

  13. Bigbluenutz
    3:10 pm September 13, 2016 Permalink

    Bottom left

  14. gotops
    3:22 pm September 13, 2016 Permalink

    I was at the WKU- Alabama game in Tuscaloosa, and the only thing that bothered me was that I was old and married. Oh, and that the Tops took a beating (though not as bad as USC, and we covered the spread.)

  15. Willis Wolf Tattoo
    3:56 pm September 13, 2016 Permalink

    You forgot Mississippi State girl!

  16. snarkster
    4:09 pm September 13, 2016 Permalink

    Yeah, BBNutz, but I want more. 😀

  17. BigBluSoTru
    5:08 pm September 13, 2016 Permalink

    Sure the writer is some 40’s something chick who hates on young women cause she can’t wear them clothes anymore.

  18. eyebleedblue
    5:15 pm September 13, 2016 Permalink

    Huffington Post writes stories liberal Duke graduates like. I wish Clay Travis did a UK blog.

  19. runningunnin.454
    6:05 pm September 13, 2016 Permalink

    Exposed bra straps….whatarewegonnado; Huffpo gets the scoop–it’s the decline of Western Civilization as we know it.

  20. Souf beach Lou
    6:38 pm September 13, 2016 Permalink

    Why are all the girls drew shows as examples of “perfection” strictly white? There’s a whole world of women ready for your un-invited mysoginist gaze

    • Piedma Schwartz
      6:46 pm September 13, 2016 Permalink

      Why not? Everyone’s entitled to their own opinions and tastes.

    • runningunnin.454
      6:59 pm September 13, 2016 Permalink

      Oh, the gazes are invited….and I’m not sure you know the meaning of misogynist—you can’t spell it.

  21. UKCatMi
    8:36 pm September 13, 2016 Permalink

    Great response to this idiot from another “contributor” names Alejandra Tenorio here: