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For you fans of women’s gymnastics: Watch for a change in what the athletes wear
Top British gymnasts take a stand against ‘sexist’ leotard rules - The Times

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Leading British gymnasts have spoken out against “outdated and sexist” regulations concerning the leotards they can wear for competitions.

Jennifer Pinches, a retired gymnast who represented Team GB at the 2012 London Olympics, said the rules for attire at competitions were “perpetuating extremely harmful ideals”.



A German gymnastics team wore full bodysuits in an elite competition to take a stand against the sexualization of gymnasts - Insider
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German gymnasts wore full bodysuits at last week's European Championships in Switzerland as a way of making a stance against the "sexualization" of the sport's female athletes.

Sarah Voss, one of three who competed in the outfit during the women's all-around final on Friday, said she wants to be a "role model for young gymnasts who don't feel very safe in every situation."

"To do splits and jumps, sometimes the leotards are not covering everything, sometimes they slip and that's why we invented a new form of leotard so that everyone feels safe around competitions and training," Voss told the BBC.

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... [the] team was making a point against "sexualization in gymnastics" — a pertinent issue given the sport's history of sexual abuse.

In 2018, Larry Nassar, a former USA Gymnastics team doctor, was convicted of sexually assaulting more than 265 minors dating back to 1993. He was given a 175-year prison sentence.

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bamarep
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re: For you fans of women’s gymnastics: Watch for a change in what the athletes wear
Why to liberals always have to frick it up for everybody?


NJ El Tigre
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re: For you fans of women’s gymnastics: Watch for a change in what the athletes wear
I legit could not care less and you should not care either


Wtodd
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re: For you fans of women’s gymnastics: Watch for a change in what the athletes wear
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"To do splits and jumps, sometimes the leotards are not covering everything, sometimes they slip and that's why we invented a new form of leotard so that everyone feels safe around competitions and training," Voss told the BBC.

They're preparing for men to compete in women's events


xxTIMMYxx
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re: For you fans of women’s gymnastics: Watch for a change in what the athletes wear
those chicks look gross to me


FooManChoo
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re: For you fans of women’s gymnastics: Watch for a change in what the athletes wear
I don't care what they wear but I'm sick of hearing leftists say things like "perpetuating extremely harmful ideals” without supporting their statements with their moral reasoning. Just like "toxic masculinity", they simply make a claim that something is morally reprehensible and then attack people for not being on their side.


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re: For you fans of women’s gymnastics: Watch for a change in what the athletes wear
They won’t be happy until they change everything. Just because.


Issa Honk
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re: For you fans of women’s gymnastics: Watch for a change in what the athletes wear
Women's gymnastics just lost 98% of their audience


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re: For you fans of women’s gymnastics: Watch for a change in what the athletes wear
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team was making a point against "sexualization in gymnastics"


Uh, it's not a sexual thing since they don't have tits.


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Northshoretiger87
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re: For you fans of women’s gymnastics: Watch for a change in what the athletes wear
Well, I wasn’t watching Nastia Liukin in the Olympics for her floor routine.

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re: For you fans of women’s gymnastics: Watch for a change in what the athletes wear
Don't tell me what I should and shouldn't do. Bitch


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re: For you fans of women’s gymnastics: Watch for a change in what the athletes wear
There can not be sexism if gender is a social construct. Liberal circle logic fails again.


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tiggerthetooth
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re: For you fans of women’s gymnastics: Watch for a change in what the athletes wear
Leftist women are a real mindfrick you know? They want to be as slutty as they want without any consequences but then somehow always drop in shite like this.


Don't judge us for sleeping with 100 men a month!


Also, hey don't sexually objectify us! That's sexist!


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re: For you fans of women’s gymnastics: Watch for a change in what the athletes wear
It's the only thing that made women's gymnastics tolerable.


Thank Thor for beach volleyball.


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re: For you fans of women’s gymnastics: Watch for a change in what the athletes wear
As long as they leave the volleyball players alone


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LSUconvert
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re: For you fans of women’s gymnastics: Watch for a change in what the athletes wear
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Just like "toxic masculinity", they simply make a claim that something is morally reprehensible and then attack people for not being on their side.


This is a bit of a tangent. But do you take this to mean 'masculinity is toxic'?


captainFid
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re: For you fans of women’s gymnastics: Watch for a change in what the athletes wear
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Women's gymnastics just lost 98% of their audience



Aaaannnnndddd.. I just switched to beach volley ball.

edit: rules... sorry, I forgot.

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I legit could not care less and you should not care either


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LSUconvert
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re: For you fans of women’s gymnastics: Watch for a change in what the athletes wear
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Don't judge us for sleeping with 100 men a month!


Also, hey don't sexually objectify us! That's sexist!



Which part of any of this do you disagree with?



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