Over the past couple days there has been a verbal boxing match over the UW Women’s Basketball team dismissing Mariah Dunham over defending herself at a karaoke bar when confronted by an agressive male. First, many of you know I am a Badger Alum, but I am very turned off by this politically correct move Stone made to dismiss her over because Dunham defended her personal safety when it was at risk. First, I have to say shame on you Lisa Stone for making a pretty liberal and politically correct decision that would make Nancy Pelosi proud. Dunham has every right to defend herself against someone compromising her personal safety at a karaoke bar.
Second, Mariah Dunham had every right to use the mainstream media to defend her case, but also when I heard that from other fans that Coach Lisa Stone is alledgely not being forthright and honest with Dunham as the UW never ddisclosed a previous team rules violation to and to cover it up saying she had a back injury further proves she has lost her trust with the fans of Wisconsin and the public at large. Honestly, from what I heard around Madison as I have been good friends with athletes that Stone has had a tendency for having personality issues with her players, and how Stone reacted very moody against how Dunham defending herself shows that Lisa Stone is nothing but a politically correct, liberal hack that does not understand the right that women need to defend therselves as things become dangerous in the outside world especially in all places, Madison. If Lisa Stone cannot understand Maslow’s Hierarchy on the need to defend, then I am sure she had flunked Introductory Psychology in college. If Lisa Stone could ever understand the US Constitution and the Bill of Rights in this instance then she would not act like any typical liberal hack in Madison.
This example further shows as a society and as a nation, we are being too politically correct, and from looking at the comments on the websites as fans are praising Dunham for sticking up because the majority of the fans say that Dunham was treated unfairly. Dunham also had every right to show that there was inequity being caused on how different sports treat situations like what Dunham was in. My take is that Lisa Stone overreacted and acted very poorly and unprofessional on the handling of this matter. I urge badger fans to contact the Athletic Department and the Athletic Board and tell them that Mariah Dunham should not be dismissed from the team for defending herself and also demand for Lisa Stone’s resignation. If we get some good comments on this page, the North Shore Exponent will start a petition drive to demand the firing of Lisa Stone.
http://www.wkowtv.com/Global/story.asp?S=9788645 WKOW-TV ABC 27 of Madison Article on the Dunham Decision
http://www.nbc15.com/sports Video is still up from the Friday Press Conference of Lisa Stone defending her decision, watch and decide for yourself if Stone is handling this situation poorly.
http://www.badgerbeat.com/news/article/id/437150 Article from the Capital Times with Fan Comments sticking up for Dunham.