I had no idea.
To be fair, I don’t watch sports. I didn’t know, or care, what athletes wore on the Olympic stage—until now.
Until I found out that athletes don’t have any choice in what they wear. That the rules governing female competition uniforms have little to do with the sport in question and a lot to do with boosting ratings.
Notice anything about the above picture?
I remember a time when women burnt their bras and eschewed make-up. When my friends and I braved frostbite in miniskirts one day and swept the floor in maxi-dresses the next. When women marched for the right to choose—everything.
How is it possible that fifty years later we’re still fighting the same fight?
Shout out to the Norwegian women’s beach handball team
and the German gymnastics team
For saying ENOUGH. FOCUS ON THE SPORT, NOT MY ASS.