Wrong. Teammate A definitely posted the video and started to tag people in it. Hoo boy, she did warn us, didn't she? Well, instead of being angry at the person who mooned the camera deliberately, people started getting pissed at the person who posted it. Interesting. I didn't care one way or the other; the woman who mooned the camera was aware it was on, that it was getting posted, and that she had chosen to do something inappropriate in a public area. What was the problem?
|Clearly, I have no shame.|
I behave the same in my "real" life and opposed to my "derby" life. I don't have a persona, and I generally don't act like an idiot no matter where I am, or I act like an idiot no matter where I am! Evidently, others do, and expect people not to expose their antics to the public. The problem is, the public is everywhere now; if derby people get out of control at an afterparty, you can bet someone there has a cell phone and is taking pictures. They don't need your permission! If you are in a public space, you are fair game. If you are doing something embarrassing to you or to your league while wearing your team logo, you have made a grave error in judgement. Nobody HAS to protect you; you shouldn't be putting yourself in situations where you need to be protected.
With the advent of better cell phone cameras and the immediacy of Facebook, more and more people are opening themselves up to being humiliated on social media, and that means they are also opening their league up to the same humiliation. Remember, most leagues are fighting to have this sport accepted as legitimate; when you are out being inappropriate, it reflects badly on everyone involved. Sponsors don't want their names associated with an out of control group of people; derby already has that rep, and it's been a long struggle to change the perception of derby. Also, most leagues try to attract families to be spectators, and when the image they have of a derby girl is a half naked party girl, then maybe they won't be inclined to come to the games!
I'm not saying you should never cut loose at an afterparty, but you need to know that derby isn't going to be able to stop outsiders from posting pictures or videos of you. Facebook is another problem. Even if you are tagged in a dubious picture and you think you're the only one who can see it, you're wrong. Friends of your friends can sometimes see pictures and posts because you friends have a different privacy settings on their account. You can't always assume you can control who has access to your images. Google your derby name once in a while, and see what images come up. You might be surprised. Just remember that privacy is not what it used to be, and big brother is watching! Also, once it's on the internet, it's like digital herpes. That's stuff is there for life.