Right – prepare yourself for an extremely ranty and sweary post!
I almost swore outloud on the tube when I saw this one. At the Olympics this year the female boxers may be made to wear tight tops and skirts. BBC article here
So that people watching can tell them apart from men, to make them more feminine; and Romania thinks that it will make the sport ‘more elegant’.
Elegant. What. The. Fuck. This is boxing – they are not doing ballet, they are hitting the shit out of each other.
“By wearing skirts, in my opinion, it gives a good impression, a womanly impression,” Poland coach Leszek Piotrowski told BBC Sport. “Wearing shorts is not a good way for women boxers to dress.
What is up with this?
Obviously the skirts will be shorter than the shorts and if you look at the pictures they are floaty so I am sure they will fly around and show off the bum at the same time.
Does anyone want to think about the reason why this would be??
RAAAaAAHHAHAAAHAHHHHHH. Fucking men!!!!!
One Irish three times world champion Katie Taylor
“I won’t be wearing a mini-skirt. I don’t even wear mini-skirts on a night out, so I definitely won’t be wearing mini-skirts in the ring.”
has said that she will refuse to take part in the Olympics if this goes through. Her coach has said:
“She won’t box, simple as that,” said Peter, who like his daughter, is a devoted born-again Christian. “We’ve got morals that go above marketing. It’s discrimination. It’s obviously men making these decisions and it’s wrong.”
Good for her for standing up for her beliefs– although a female athlete is being pushed out of a sport due to the governing body being overtly sexist. It’s not like they have told the men that they need to wear speedos to show off the musculature of their legs.
Wrong, wrong, fucking wrong.
h/t to the feminist tweeters