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Thu Aug 2, 2012, 01:45 PM

What if every Olympic sport was photographed like (WOMEN'S) beach volleyball?

http://www.metro.us/newyork/sports/article/1148979--what-if-every-olympic-sport-was-photographed-like-beach-volleyball

We were browsing Getty Images last week for images of Olympic beach volleyball, when we came upon something interesting.

And by interesting, we mean, kind of gross.

...

This got us thinking — What if all Olympic sports were photographed this way? We decided to find out.

Basketball




Diving




Gymnastics




Swimming




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More at the link...

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Reply What if every Olympic sport was photographed like (WOMEN'S) beach volleyball? (Original post)
redqueen Aug 2012 OP
ret5hd Aug 2012 #1
TrogL Aug 2012 #2
demosincebirth Aug 2012 #76
seabeyond Aug 2012 #80
seabeyond Aug 2012 #3
redqueen Aug 2012 #4
seabeyond Aug 2012 #6
redqueen Aug 2012 #7
seabeyond Aug 2012 #13
BlancheSplanchnik Aug 2012 #63
seabeyond Aug 2012 #5
aggiesal Aug 2012 #59
seabeyond Aug 2012 #61
aggiesal Aug 2012 #64
seabeyond Aug 2012 #67
aggiesal Aug 2012 #70
seabeyond Aug 2012 #71
Bok_Tukalo Aug 2012 #8
redqueen Aug 2012 #9
seabeyond Aug 2012 #14
Bok_Tukalo Aug 2012 #20
Scout Aug 2012 #22
seabeyond Aug 2012 #24
sufrommich Aug 2012 #74
MadrasT Aug 2012 #75
redqueen Aug 2012 #23
seabeyond Aug 2012 #26
redqueen Aug 2012 #30
seabeyond Aug 2012 #33
MadrasT Aug 2012 #35
redqueen Aug 2012 #40
seabeyond Aug 2012 #25
MadrasT Aug 2012 #28
Texasgal Aug 2012 #73
MadrasT Aug 2012 #15
wendylaroux Aug 2012 #50
1StrongBlackMan Aug 2012 #10
ismnotwasm Aug 2012 #11
redqueen Aug 2012 #12
AtheistCrusader Aug 2012 #18
seabeyond Aug 2012 #19
aggiesal Aug 2012 #72
AtheistCrusader Aug 2012 #77
redqueen Aug 2012 #78
MadrasT Aug 2012 #79
seabeyond Aug 2012 #81
ismnotwasm Aug 2012 #21
seabeyond Aug 2012 #27
redqueen Aug 2012 #29
seabeyond Aug 2012 #16
One_Life_To_Give Aug 2012 #17
midnight Aug 2012 #31
Deep13 Aug 2012 #32
seabeyond Aug 2012 #34
zorro1 Aug 2012 #43
seabeyond Aug 2012 #44
pnwmom Aug 2012 #36
seabeyond Aug 2012 #37
pnwmom Aug 2012 #38
hifiguy Aug 2012 #49
MadrasT Aug 2012 #53
hifiguy Aug 2012 #55
redqueen Aug 2012 #60
hifiguy Aug 2012 #65
redqueen Aug 2012 #69
seabeyond Aug 2012 #62
hifiguy Aug 2012 #68
pnwmom Aug 2012 #39
seabeyond Aug 2012 #41
zorro1 Aug 2012 #42
seabeyond Aug 2012 #45
zorro1 Aug 2012 #46
seabeyond Aug 2012 #47
seabeyond Aug 2012 #48
Lucky Luciano Aug 2012 #51
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Response to redqueen (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 01:49 PM

1. why are the above images considered gross?

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Response to ret5hd (Reply #1)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 01:51 PM

2. The point is that they're off topic

Most other sport coverage concentrates on what's going on, not the bikinis.

Archery coverage watches the target, not the buns.

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Response to TrogL (Reply #2)

Sat Aug 4, 2012, 01:11 PM

76. Well, it's quite obvious isn't it?

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Response to demosincebirth (Reply #76)

Mon Aug 6, 2012, 02:00 PM

80. yes. it is obvious. from conception, beach volleyball was about sexualizing the women in the sport

and everyone accommodates.

hence, the discussion.

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Response to ret5hd (Reply #1)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 01:52 PM

3. loking at some of the shit on the net about the beach volley ball gals. "interesting" =

gross.

meaning. some man did something perverted with women that were competing and the interpretation of that was..... gross.

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Response to ret5hd (Reply #1)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 01:52 PM

4. The ellipsis represents omitted material...

in this case it was close ups of women volleyball players' backsides.

I guess the writer didn't find the close ups appealing.

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Response to redqueen (Reply #4)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 01:57 PM

6. i was reading an article today about this and it says that much more has been done with the shots

than merely a close up of the ass. so maybe that is what is being referred to. this was a slate article i think. and of course, the women and conversation was totally approached in a objectifying manner, cause that is what the teams and the olympic committee created. purposely

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Response to seabeyond (Reply #6)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 02:02 PM

7. I read an article (sadly, it was written by a woman)

which portrayed the decision to wear warm clothes in cold weather as a "betrayal" of the male fans who so generously deigned to actually bother to watch a women's sport.

I guess she was trying to be funny and sarcastic.

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Response to redqueen (Reply #7)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 02:42 PM

13. yes. it was probably the same article. nt

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Response to ret5hd (Reply #1)

Fri Aug 3, 2012, 09:24 AM

63. They've all been decapitated.

bodies without heads....
kind of gross, yes.

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Response to redqueen (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 01:55 PM

5. this is what happens when they purposely sexualize the women to get viewership. the olympic

committee gave permission and encouraged these women being turned into things. and the world has gone hog wild with it. saying.

there are plenty of uniforms that show the body. the same could be done with all of them. BUT.... the nod has not been made to pornify these players. so people do not.

on the other hand, beach volleyball was encouraged to pornify. so the men did. there was nothing speciel, it is not a big deal. the men look like fools. and we have plenty on du that play the game. but that is all the game. it is the proof that it is not about "desire" or even fuckin "sexuality" it is about men dominating and reducing, degrading, demeaning women. this is a perfect example of how we encourage it.

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Response to seabeyond (Reply #5)

Fri Aug 3, 2012, 05:19 AM

59. Wrong ...

In the past, bikini's were the required outfit in beach volleyball.
And over the years the bikini's have gotten smaller in the sport.

This year the women were given the option to wear something other
then a bikini, yet the majority choose to wear them anyway. This
was their choice, not some male official who wanted to pornify, degrade,
or demean women in this sport.

If you want to see small bathing suits? Check out the mens speedo's
in water polo, they are smaller then the women's bikini bottoms, and
these ARE the required uniform to play this sport.

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Response to aggiesal (Reply #59)

Fri Aug 3, 2012, 08:48 AM

61. nothing you say contradicts my post proving me wrong. olympic committee

required this as a uniform or an uncomfortable tight one piece that would hold the sand. it was hyped in sexuality from day one.

the men in baggy shorts and tops. the women in bikinis. they do not even use two piece. and they do that for a reason

the mens swimming wear the uniform that has always been worn in swimming and was no different from any other swimming or diving event and was not promoted sexually.

that is my point. other uniforms are two piece. and none of the other sports get this harassment for a reason.

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Response to seabeyond (Reply #61)

Fri Aug 3, 2012, 09:42 AM

64. But this year . . .

the women are not required to wear bikini's
yet most are wearing them.

Also the women promote themselves as Cover Girls
so of course they're promoting their own sexuality.

Men may have mandated it at the beginning, but
the women are currently perpetuaring it.

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Response to aggiesal (Reply #64)

Fri Aug 3, 2012, 09:48 AM

67. you will not find that i have said the women are not participating

in the hypersexualization to promote their sport.

that is not the issue and what is being discussed, nor what i said.

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Response to seabeyond (Reply #67)

Fri Aug 3, 2012, 02:00 PM

70. This is my final posting on this topic, . . .

You posted in your original message the following:

". . . it is the proof that it is not about "desire" or even fuckin "sexuality" it is about men dominating and reducing, degrading, demeaning women. this is a perfect example of how we encourage it. "

I then posted this:
"This year the women were given the option to wear something other
then a bikini, yet the majority choose to wear them anyway. This
was their choice, not some male official who wanted to pornify, degrade,
or demean women in this sport.
"


And I also posted the following:
"Men may have mandated it at the beginning, but
the women are currently perpetuating it."


I don't see how I"m off topic!



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Response to aggiesal (Reply #70)

Fri Aug 3, 2012, 02:27 PM

71. ah, the fact tht womens volleyball was set up initially to sexualize these athletes

and thru media and men it has been well established and ok. now women have the option so there is no longer an issue?

whtever

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Response to redqueen (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 02:02 PM

8. I am going with Steve on this one ....

I want to spend the rest of my life with the woman at the end of that table there, but that does not stop me wanting to see several thousand more naked bottoms before I die, because that's what being a bloke is. When man invented fire, he didn't say, "Hey, let's cook." He said, "Great, now we can see naked bottoms in the dark." As soon as Caxton invented the printing press, we were using it to make pictures of, hey, naked bottoms! We have turned the Internet into an enormous international database of naked bottoms. So you see, the story of male achievement through the ages, feeble though it may have been, has been the story of our struggle to get a better look at your bottoms.

~From Coupling

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Response to Bok_Tukalo (Reply #8)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 02:09 PM

9. "that's what being a bloke is"... LMAO!

Sorry, but no. There are too many enlightened blokes around who aren't interested in upholding the "bro code" for anyone to successfully sell that one anymore.

Y'all who still don't get it are free to cling to the lie that enables and rationalizes the objectification and dehumanization of women, but don't expect any thoughtful person to buy it.

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Response to Bok_Tukalo (Reply #8)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 02:44 PM

14. damn, this is just stupid shit. and boys think it is cute, but it is so insulting to men. nt

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Response to seabeyond (Reply #14)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 05:05 PM

20. Don't like Steve? How about Vonnegut ...

I do not propose to discuss my love life. I will say that I still can’t get over how women are shaped, and that I will go to my grave wanting to pet their butts and boobs.

~ From Timequake

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Response to Bok_Tukalo (Reply #20)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 05:30 PM

22. you can WANT to 'pet' women all you want to....

we just don't have to know about it, see? just keep it to yourself.

we don't care what you want, and it's not a compliment for you to say you want to pet us. skeevy creep.

just keep your mouth shut and enjoy the view, can't you? no, that's too simple, you just HAVE to tell us about it. it doesn't make our day, it's not a compliment.

grow the fuck up, you're not all that.

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Response to Scout (Reply #22)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 05:36 PM

24. "keep your mouth shut and enjoy the view, can't you?" where would ownership and dominance

degrading and demeaning come in if they kept their fuckin mouth shut and just "enjoyed the view".

none of this is about compliment or a good lookin woman or even the mans sexual desire. it is ALL about the putting in place and ownership. cant do that if they stfu.

hence, pet. knowing exactly what he is doing using those terms.

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Response to Scout (Reply #22)

Fri Aug 3, 2012, 09:51 PM

74. .......

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Response to Scout (Reply #22)

Sat Aug 4, 2012, 11:53 AM

75. Ahhh, Scout.

You always seem to say exactly what I'm thinking... <grins>

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Response to Bok_Tukalo (Reply #20)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 05:34 PM

23. It doesn't matter who says it.

Reducing women to interchangeable sex objects is WRONG.

There is NO justification. NONE.

Deal with it.

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Response to redqueen (Reply #23)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 05:40 PM

26. he would be one of the men that would tweet.... you are not pretty enough for me

as he sits in moms basement.

sorry, no patience with a poster that comes into THIS forum to demean women. and that is his intent. he fails. miserably and looks no more than a fool

and there goes my transparency page getting hidden on the 4th, lol

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Response to seabeyond (Reply #26)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 06:15 PM

30. I think many people just don't understand that it is demeaning.

It's so widely perceived as being fine and dandy because it's "natural" ... and despite the fact that many natural behaviors are still very unethical, this one is enjoyed by a lot of people who simply don't see how unethical it is.

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Response to redqueen (Reply #30)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 06:47 PM

33. i think in many respects. i do not believe it for a minute in this posters intent.

i feel that he is playing a game putting up quotes to insult. i may be wrong, but there is no history or attempt on his part to make it anything else.

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Response to redqueen (Reply #30)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 07:02 PM

35. Ah, yes...

The ubiquitous Appeal To Nature fallacy.

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Response to MadrasT (Reply #35)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 07:19 PM

40. Precisely! nt

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Response to Bok_Tukalo (Reply #20)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 05:37 PM

25. yes. it is clear the game you play. using "pet" ownership cause we all know that especially

in history men really really needed to debase a woman to feel superiority because of their fragile ego that us women must "stroke" at all cost.

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Response to Bok_Tukalo (Reply #20)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 05:48 PM

28. Sounds like a personal problem. n/t

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Response to Bok_Tukalo (Reply #20)

Fri Aug 3, 2012, 09:46 PM

73. BOK! What the hell are you doing here?

HELLO!!!! Nice to see you, but damn, c'mon!

How have you been?

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Response to Bok_Tukalo (Reply #8)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 02:46 PM

15. Right.

Because we know exactly what human "blokes" were thinking and how they were behaving back when fire was invented.

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Response to Bok_Tukalo (Reply #8)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 09:20 PM

50. you da man

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Response to redqueen (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 02:16 PM

10. posted to for home viewing

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Response to redqueen (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 02:23 PM

11. Dammitt

See, I LIKE a fit human body. This constant objectifying of women ruins that for everybody.

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Response to ismnotwasm (Reply #11)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 02:28 PM

12. Objectification isn't simply the shared image of a fit person's body.

It is the reduction of that person to an object. Portraying them in such a way that strips them of their humanity, and sends the message that they are a sex object.

I think seabeyond is maybe better at explaining it than I am.

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Response to redqueen (Reply #12)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 03:16 PM

18. Yeah, cropping the photo to cut off the head kinda sends a signal.

Fuck 'em. I haven't turned on the olympics for 1 minute this year, and I'm not going to until they AT LEAST get rid of the volleyball cheerleaders.

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Response to AtheistCrusader (Reply #18)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 03:22 PM

19. it was about 3 olympic agos, ... i was all excited to watched. boys were young. i watched every one

it had changed. they were having little commercial specials on the athletes. this was the year before the to do with the beach volleyball hoopla. or maybe that year. what i noticed, on the womens intro commercial thing, was the women were displayed. consistently. like a thing. i could not believe they had taken our women athletes to that. i stopped watching. i do not know if they still have that going on, but that quickly did it for me.

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Response to AtheistCrusader (Reply #18)

Fri Aug 3, 2012, 06:23 PM

72. They got rid of the volleyball cheerleaders. . . .

None in London.

At Least that part has been satisfied, so you are allowed to turn on
the Olympics for 1 minute.

Enjoy!

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Response to aggiesal (Reply #72)

Mon Aug 6, 2012, 11:42 AM

77. No they didn't.

Maybe they just aren't showing them on TV?
http://blog.sfgate.com/olympics/2012/08/06/about-those-beach-volleyball-cheerleaders-at-the-london-olympics/


Added 'ballet' cheerleaders to some of the other events like Gymnastics.

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Response to AtheistCrusader (Reply #77)

Mon Aug 6, 2012, 11:56 AM

78. Thanks for the link. nt

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Response to AtheistCrusader (Reply #77)

Mon Aug 6, 2012, 01:45 PM

79. Beach volleyball has...

...cheerleaders?

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Response to MadrasT (Reply #79)

Mon Aug 6, 2012, 02:01 PM

81. ya, but they have one man. wait.... he leads

and the others follow.

hoo yah. lol

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Response to redqueen (Reply #12)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 05:25 PM

21. Oh I know

Its just so frustrating. When I look at the above male pictures, I STILL see tone, muscularity, honest sweat and effort. Any women athelete photographed in the same manner would be a set up for a stupid porn joke.

A fit body is beautiful, a work of living art. For women athletes, they are still required to fit into some sort of "standard sexually desirable" category. They are picked apart body part by body part, with each part separately evaluated for sexual attractiveness.
Arms? Too muscular. Legs? too muscular, too short, too long. Breasts too small. Torso? Too muscular unless breasts are large enough. The butt is usually acceptable, neither too large or too small. Which is probably why they are considered an acceptable camera shot.

It's such bullshit.

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Response to ismnotwasm (Reply #21)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 05:45 PM

27. this is why i am so bothered. we work with our girls to tell them.... it is what you do, not what

you look like. and so they do. and work their fuckin ass off. and accomplish and succeed. then they are reduced to porn. men, society telling them, fuck that. it is not what you do. we do not give a shit. and it is all about us. not you. and we will make damn sure you know and live this.

i grew up in a time, in a sport where naked was a norm. and where success was just that. i know the feeling. i know we are that person. and i know today is not what it was a couple decades ago before the pornification of all women.

it does not mean each gender didnt not appreciate the other. it was also my exploration as a teen in sexuality. lots of fun. lot of respect.

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Response to ismnotwasm (Reply #21)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 06:03 PM

29. Yes, a work of art...

if only it was treated as such, rather than as a prop or a set decoration. It's bullshit, for sure.

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Response to ismnotwasm (Reply #11)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 02:49 PM

16. seeing the power and grace in the human body is one thing. cut off head shots ect.... is odd.

i guess that is what struck me immediately. sticking it up the ass, or crotch is not about the power and grace of the human body.

those pictures that espn did of the naked body, i do not think, where sexualized.

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Response to redqueen (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 02:53 PM

17. Needs a group of women holding up scores

and not for the guys athletic performance.

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Response to redqueen (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 06:34 PM

31. This equal reporting would probably enhance the viewership of other sports as well...

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Response to redqueen (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 06:45 PM

32. Truly, but I still love women's beach volleyball.

How many games do they have to win to get a medal? Phelps swims once and gets a gold medal. He doesn't have to swim in a succession of one-on-one race to have a shot. May and Waldo have to beat many other teams for a shot at gold and somehow pull it off--at least they did last time. (Are they playing this year? I'm out of the country and have not had a chance to see it.) I certainly don't mind that they are attractive women, but the Olympic bosses seem to be pushing the sexualization with the media coverage and players' the lack of personal coverage.

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Response to Deep13 (Reply #32)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 06:52 PM

34. you talk about the actual sport and what they have to do to succeed. i think it is awesome skill

myself. truly amazing. i watched the men (in much more comfortable uniforms, even double layer) and loved what i saw in skill.

you are right about the attempt by the olympic committee to sexualize the women. the women should challenge like the women in badminton and boxing that were told they had to wear skirts. fuck that shit. i imagine many of the women went along to popularize their sport. you know, use their sexuality as so many women do for easy and quick gain instead of confidence their skill and ability would take them there.

and swimming you have to do at least one preliminary race to make it into the finals.

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Response to zorro1 (Reply #43)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 08:20 PM

44. your problem? is this a manner of discussion? cause i am not seeing it

just mouthin'

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Response to redqueen (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 07:08 PM

36. How come no one's asking why the woman's 2 piece bottoms are so skimpy?

It isn't because they're more comfortable.

I admit I've been watching very little of the Olympics. Do the men also wear swim suits with their bottoms hanging out?

I'm waiting for those pictures.

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Response to pnwmom (Reply #36)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 07:10 PM

37. just put them in a thong and get it over with. then it will stay in the crack where it belongs

instead of the gals continually having to pull it out. lol. ya know.

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Response to seabeyond (Reply #37)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 07:13 PM

38. Really -- it looks so uncomfortable. n/t

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Response to pnwmom (Reply #36)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 09:17 PM

49. Ask the athletes and they will tell you

See:http://www.slate.com/blogs/five_ring_circus/2012/07/27/beach_volleyball_bikinis_american_beach_volleyball_players_explain_why_they_ll_continue_to_wear_skimpy_attire_.html

In their own words, here are the top four reasons why the Americans will continue to wear bikinis.

1. Tradition/inertia. If the current uniforms work, why switch them up? “We’re staying in our . I don’t see too many people changing. To each his own. If you get down to it, it’s about the sport and not what we’re wearing,” says U.S. gold medalist Misty May-Treanor.

2. Physical pride/screw the body police. “I’m not a sex symbol; I’m an athlete,” May-Treanor’s teammate Kerri Walsh told Sports Illustrated. And May-Treanor adds that she prefers the revealing outfits because, “What you see is what you get—there’s no airbrushing.”

3. West Coast pride. U.S. team member Jen Kessy brought out her Golden State credentials, explaining, “We're not uncomfortable in our bikinis. Growing up in Southern California, that's what you wear from when you're a little kid to now in the summertime.”

4. Sand. Apparently, it sneaks into the folds of extra fabric and makes players itchy. If you wear baggier clothing, Kessy explains, “you get sand everywhere.”
___________

They're the parties most directly affected and their explanations sound pretty sensible to me.

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Response to hifiguy (Reply #49)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 09:56 PM

53. I saw that too and it made sense to me.

The uniforms themselves are fine if the players are comfortable with them.

Some of the photos -- and the associated salacious leering -- seem ridiculous to me. Doesn't rise to the level of "offense" for me, just juvenile and absurd.

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Response to MadrasT (Reply #53)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 10:21 PM

55. Well said.

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Response to MadrasT (Reply #53)

Fri Aug 3, 2012, 06:59 AM

60. I guess men evolved to enjoy the feeling of sand and being itchy?

And I guess the body police are the people who *weren't* the ones mandating that women had to wear those up until this year.

Good to know they were only looking out for the women's best interest after all!

All those poor, poor men and their itchiness and lack of pride.

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Response to redqueen (Reply #60)

Fri Aug 3, 2012, 09:42 AM

65. Their words, not mine.

All I did was link to the article quoting the athletes.

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Response to hifiguy (Reply #65)

Fri Aug 3, 2012, 10:31 AM

69. And all I did was draw attention to the oddness of those quotes. nt

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Response to hifiguy (Reply #49)

Fri Aug 3, 2012, 08:52 AM

62. i am glad you agree. number 1 and 2 is pretty much what this Op is about. not sex symbols,

not about what they are wearing. the sexist stuff is bullshit.

I’m an athlete. it’s about the sport

thank you for agreeing.

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Response to seabeyond (Reply #62)

Fri Aug 3, 2012, 09:49 AM

68. No problem.

The athletes themselves are the experts on this issue. It's their call.

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Response to redqueen (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 07:18 PM

39. Maybe the men don't get photographed that way because their uniforms

don't call attention to certain parts?

I just looked at images for men's beach volleyball uniforms, and they were wearing sleeveless shirts and bermuda length shorts.

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Response to pnwmom (Reply #39)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 07:26 PM

41. look at the women in any other sport. swimming.... on the blocks. track with the same outfit

as the volleyball gals, pretty much.

beach volleyball was promoted by the olympic committee to be sexualized and the men accommodated. it is no less than what they asked for, wanted.

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Response to redqueen (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 08:09 PM

42. I don't think you have a worry...

I think you may be over sensitive to the provocative nature of the skimpy beach wear worn by the athletic women. The guys don't wear speedos because of the adjustment factor. Please; these women are the most entertaining sport in the Olympics...

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Response to zorro1 (Reply #42)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 08:21 PM

45. what a nothing post. nt

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Response to seabeyond (Reply #45)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 09:01 PM

46. I need to appologize to you...

I don't know why I thought you were a guy. I don't judge what I don't understand. I am way out of my element. Go USA!!!

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Response to redqueen (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 09:25 PM

51. So what exactly are we supposed to be comparing these pictures to? nt

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Response to Lucky Luciano (Reply #51)

Fri Aug 3, 2012, 09:42 AM

66. Picture of athletes that show them as whole human beings with their heads attached. n/t

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Response to redqueen (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 09:36 PM

52. The olympics is a celebration of the human body. I like all the pics.

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Response to tridim (Reply #52)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 10:03 PM

54. They should all be nude save where injury may occur.

That is all.

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Response to Kurovski (Reply #54)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 10:45 PM

56. You know,

That might actually help.

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Response to ismnotwasm (Reply #56)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 11:33 PM

58. the parallel bars might be a bit challenging for the men, more drag in swimming than

one of those tight suits, but interesting.

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Response to redqueen (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 11:01 PM

57. Finally, a view of the "other side."

More please!

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