Amazing Feats In International Sexism

I touched on it in my previous post, but I want to talk about it a little bit more: the uniforms at the Olympics. Particularly for women. It is astounding how much of a difference the uniforms are for men in women, especially in certain sports. 
The woman below is a volleyball player. Were the underwear on the bottom really necessary? Would it be that much harder for her to move around in biker shorts or something?

And then there is beach volleyball. Here is a special shot that the pervy cameraMAN really wanted to get:
And now that we have that out of the way, here are what the women are required to wear to play beach volleyball:
Like I said before, itsy bitsy teenie weenie bikinis that ride up your ass at every possible opportunity. Allow for maximum skin and ass exposure.
And here are what the guys are required to wear:
Long shorts and tank tops. Minimum skin exposure. Also, these men would probably prefer to play topless. But alas, no, as these are what they must wear in order to compete.
Now, onto the gymnasts. Below we have a male gymnast:
Notice that his torso is covered, as are his legs. Even his feet are covered! And while the top is skin tight, his pants are far from it.
Now, we have a female gymnast:
Why hello, ass!  Also, vadge. Why could they not wear shorts? Surely if you can see the men’s form in those pants, you would be able to see the women’s form in bike shorts.
I think that everyone should take a cue from swimming. The women and the men are allowed to wear the same outfits. No sexism about it. See? Below, are two women:
And now, four men:
That’s how it’s done, folks.
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  1. Dark Damian
    Posted August 12, 2008 at 11:25 am | Permalink

    Of course, you do realize you're leaving out pics of the DREAMY Micheal Phelps in his Speedo, topless, like the divers do. Why aren't the women in Speedos, dammit?

    I would imagine that there must be some complicity in the women's sports, because otherwise I'm SURE these strong, powerful women would stand up against wearing the outfits they wear. What other factors are at play? Meaning, if it's volleyball, do the women rely more on speed and flexibility, thus requiring clothing that allows for better locomotion? If it's gymnastics, is it a range of motion issue? I honestly don't know. But it's hard to imagine that if Team USA wanted to wear the same uniforms in all coed sports, they wouldn't, just to bend to some arbitrary standard. That's just not how we roll. I'd be curious to know the real reasons why May-Treanor wears those deliciously tight bikini bottoms.

  2. Black
    Posted August 12, 2008 at 12:22 pm | Permalink

    Dbl D you have a great point. Where are all the topless speedo clad woman at?

    I responded to this in the previous post. After reviewing the rules on volleyball I found:
    Rule 5.1.1
    A player�s equipment consists of shorts or a bathing suit. A jersey or tank-top is optional except when specified in Tournament Regulations. Players may wear a hat.

    The athletes have their choice of bathing suit. It doesn't have to be a bikini.

    On another note if these women are comfortable wearing this attire who are we to complain?

  3. Molls
    Posted August 12, 2008 at 1:23 pm | Permalink

    Sponser's determine the uniform and sex sells.

    That being said, I don't really hear the chicks complaining.

  4. Dark Damian
    Posted August 12, 2008 at 2:38 pm | Permalink

    Also, the 2nd gymnast from the right looks like Robert Patrick.

    Just sayin'.

  5. Britni TheVadgeWig
    Posted August 12, 2008 at 3:31 pm | Permalink

    Damian: As a former gymnast, I can tell you that the shorts I linked to are standard attire in practice and in no way limit the range of motion. I was always so much more comfortable wearing them than not wearing them.

    And Molls: Yeah, the girls aren't complaining, but it could be related to the fact that they are IN THE OLYMPICS!! :) and so excited about that amazing, amazing accomplishment that its the least of their worries. You know?

  6. Black
    Posted August 12, 2008 at 3:51 pm | Permalink

    What you couldn't respond to the BLACK MAN!!!

  7. Dark Damian
    Posted August 12, 2008 at 3:52 pm | Permalink

    Just for the record, Black…

    …I'm black.


  8. Britni TheVadgeWig
    Posted August 12, 2008 at 3:57 pm | Permalink

    Um, Black, I didn't respond to you because I thought your point was well taken and I didn't have anything else to add.

  9. The Promo Homo
    Posted August 13, 2008 at 12:08 am | Permalink

    If I was a female olympian and had a great ass to show off from all my hard work… I'd be pissed if they made me wear anything more than a bikini botton!

    Most athletes love to celebrate and show off the hot bod they work their asses off for!

  10. Black
    Posted August 13, 2008 at 11:53 am | Permalink

    B – I know you wouldn't ignore the blackness I just wanted my presence to be known.

    Dbl D – I know your black cuz we know each other. Okay BEAN!!!!


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