Recently a document that was passed around the 2012 Harvard men’s soccer team was made public and it has unsurprisingly drawn the ire of the women’s soccer team. The “scouting report,” as it was called, is a document that included a short paragraph assessment, a photo, a numerical value and a suggested sexual position for each incoming female soccer player.
The pictures were taken mostly from Facebook and other social media sources.
Several members of the team declined when reached for comment and it is not immediately know whether subsequent teams kept similar “scouting reports.”
The document was circulated via Google Groups and until recently was publicly available and searchable. While the descriptions of the female players are often lewd, the author concludes one of the freshman girls scouting report by saying: “Yeah…she wants cock.”
The higher ups at the university have unanimously shown disapproval, often using words as “revolting” and “disturbing”. Current mens soccer coach Pieter S. Lehrer said he took the document as an opportunity to discuss gender equity with his current squad.
The women’s team seems prepared to move passed the incident and has asked that the mens team join them in ending this kind of behavior in the future.
The incident, though it happened four years ago, comes on the heels of national conversations of gender equality and surfaced tapes of presidential candidate Donald Trump boasting about his sexual harassment of women.