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Wed Sep 11, 2019, 06:47 PM

"Alaska swimmer's win reinstated after swimsuit controversy":

https://nypost.com/2019/09/11/alaska-swimmers-win-reinstated-after-swimsuit-controversy/?utm_source=zergnet.com&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=zergnet_4467521
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An Alaska high school swimmer’s win has been reinstated after she was initially disqualified over the fit of her team-issued bathing suit, officials said.

High school swimmer DQ’d because ref saw ‘butt cheek touching butt cheek’
The Anchorage School District said Tuesday the decision to disqualify the 17-year-old girl, whose bathing suit apparently revealed too much of her buttocks, was “heavy-handed and unnecessary,” the Anchorage Daily News reported.

The teen’s win on Friday was thrown out by a referee who ruled that the suit “was so far up I could see butt cheek touching butt cheek.”

In a written statement, school officials slammed the Alaska School Activities Association for making the call “based solely on how a standard, school-issued uniform happened to fit the shape of her body.”

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Reply "Alaska swimmer's win reinstated after swimsuit controversy": (Original post)
tblue37 Sep 11 OP
hlthe2b Sep 11 #1
madaboutharry Sep 11 #6
groundloop Sep 11 #24
madaboutharry Sep 11 #27
TeamPooka Sep 12 #48
Archae Sep 11 #2
Hermit-The-Prog Sep 11 #5
spooky3 Sep 11 #9
Archae Sep 11 #15
Blue_true Sep 11 #23
jberryhill Sep 11 #3
AllyCat Sep 12 #31
malaise Sep 11 #4
sheshe2 Sep 11 #7
tblue37 Sep 11 #8
Dr. Strange Sep 11 #13
a kennedy Sep 11 #10
tblue37 Sep 11 #11
SunSeeker Sep 11 #22
obamanut2012 Sep 12 #42
Horse with no Name Sep 11 #12
a kennedy Sep 11 #14
Crunchy Frog Sep 11 #16
JI7 Sep 11 #17
tblue37 Sep 11 #18
RobinA Sep 11 #29
drmeow Sep 11 #30
Celerity Sep 12 #36
Catherine Vincent Sep 12 #39
Celerity Sep 12 #40
druidity33 Sep 12 #41
OriginalGeek Sep 12 #46
obamanut2012 Sep 12 #45
obamanut2012 Sep 12 #43
Tech Sep 11 #19
WePurrsevere Sep 11 #20
Wounded Bear Sep 12 #35
WePurrsevere Sep 12 #37
SunSeeker Sep 11 #21
George II Sep 11 #25
shenmue Sep 11 #26
JGug1 Sep 11 #28
DFW Sep 12 #32
OilemFirchen Sep 12 #33
Dr. Strange Sep 12 #34
LanternWaste Sep 12 #44
MrScorpio Sep 12 #38
IronLionZion Sep 12 #47
Vinca Sep 12 #49

Response to tblue37 (Original post)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 06:49 PM

1. Some of these a'holes are determined to control women and their bodies anyway they can

I'm glad this story got the nationwide attention it should and this creep was overruled.

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #1)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 06:55 PM

6. +1

I am so sick of this, so tired of men telling woman how to look.

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Response to madaboutharry (Reply #6)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 09:28 PM

24. I'm pretty sure I read that the official who disqualified her was a woman.

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Response to groundloop (Reply #24)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 09:46 PM

27. That makes it even worse.

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Response to groundloop (Reply #24)

Thu Sep 12, 2019, 05:18 PM

48. There had been a male parent instigating some of this against the swimmer

There had been a male parent instigating some of this against the swimmer
The male parent had even gone as far as taking pictures of the girl and her backside in the suit in what he felt was provocative, regardless of the fact that she’s under age and what he was doing could be classified as pedophilia and child pornography
I still think he should be prosecuted for that

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Response to tblue37 (Original post)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 06:51 PM

2. Now name the jackass who disqualified her, and fire his sorry butt.

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Response to Archae (Reply #2)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 06:53 PM

5. exactly!

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Response to Archae (Reply #2)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 07:12 PM

9. Iirc, the referee is female. Nt

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Response to spooky3 (Reply #9)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 07:42 PM

15. Doesn't matter, male or female, fire the jerk.

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Response to Archae (Reply #15)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 09:21 PM

23. Exactly. nt

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Response to tblue37 (Original post)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 06:52 PM

3. There's a whole bunch more butt cheeks in evidence here

 


Many people there also saw an asshole.

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #3)

Thu Sep 12, 2019, 02:50 AM

31. Lol!

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Response to tblue37 (Original post)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 06:53 PM

4. I hope that ref has been banned for life

Fuck him

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Response to tblue37 (Original post)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 07:04 PM

7. Perhaps the ref...

Perhaps the ref should have had his eyes 👀 on the meet and not on her ass!

Pervert.

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #7)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 07:11 PM

8. This! nt

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #7)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 07:27 PM

13. "His" eyes?

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Response to tblue37 (Original post)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 07:15 PM

10. IT WAS A FEMALE REF!!!!!

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Response to a kennedy (Reply #10)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 07:23 PM

11. Women can be harsh monitors of other women's bodies. nt

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Response to tblue37 (Reply #11)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 09:01 PM

22. Yep. nt

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Response to a kennedy (Reply #10)

Thu Sep 12, 2019, 02:37 PM

42. It was also a POC young woman

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Response to tblue37 (Original post)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 07:27 PM

12. So he was aroused by a young girl

Obviously it was her fault and she needed to be punished.
I hate these fucking perverts.

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Response to Horse with no Name (Reply #12)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 07:31 PM

14. Please see post #9......The ref is female!!!!!

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Response to tblue37 (Original post)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 07:59 PM

16. They got publicly shamed into reversing themselves.

I wonder if there's a potential lawsuit there.

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Response to tblue37 (Original post)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 08:02 PM

17. it was becsuse she is black

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Response to JI7 (Reply #17)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 08:05 PM

18. Like the doctor who got hassled on the plane because she wore a jumpsuit (romper), was black, and

had a curvy figure:



BTW, American Airlines did apologize to her.

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Response to JI7 (Reply #17)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 09:51 PM

29. She's Black?

Could have fooled me.

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Response to RobinA (Reply #29)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 10:00 PM

30. A previous article

stated that the student who was disqualified is black.

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Response to RobinA (Reply #29)

Thu Sep 12, 2019, 11:18 AM

36. Brecklyn Willis (on the right, her sister on the left)

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Response to RobinA (Reply #29)

Thu Sep 12, 2019, 01:34 PM

39. They are bi-racial

Anyway, the ref should be fired. Idiot.

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Response to Catherine Vincent (Reply #39)

Thu Sep 12, 2019, 02:04 PM

40. Jill Blackstone (the ref) was stripped of her certification

She also had went after Brecklyn Willis' younger sister, Dreamer Kowatch, who is potentially the fastest swimmer Alaska has ever produced, before.

They have four other sisters

Tatumn (the oldest), Harmony, Legend, and Sparrow


They already had a story about them a couple years ago (about a hedgehog, lolol)


The strange tale of how an Anchorage hedgehog missing for 2 months finally came home

https://www.adn.com/alaska-news/2017/03/16/hedgehog-napping-in-anchorage/

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Response to Celerity (Reply #40)

Thu Sep 12, 2019, 02:22 PM

41. Thats an adorable story, k&r, nt.

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Response to Celerity (Reply #40)

Thu Sep 12, 2019, 03:58 PM

46. I don't know any single other thing about them

but just from their kid's names. I love those parents and their family. Glad she got her win reinstated!

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Response to RobinA (Reply #29)

Thu Sep 12, 2019, 03:53 PM

45. This reply is problematic

"Fooled you" how? The sisters are obviously WOC.

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Response to JI7 (Reply #17)

Thu Sep 12, 2019, 02:39 PM

43. 100% why

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Response to tblue37 (Original post)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 08:29 PM

19. These same people are the type to complain about swim burkas.

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Response to tblue37 (Original post)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 08:30 PM

20. Oh for flock sake! So basically she was disqualified because...

her school approved swimsuit rode up her butt?

Good grief, when I was teen I was yanking my swimsuit down over my butt all the time. As a curvy girl it was difficult to get swimsuits that fit both my top and bottom properly.

Some people seriously have issues and need to pull the stick out of their backsides.

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Response to WePurrsevere (Reply #20)

Thu Sep 12, 2019, 11:05 AM

35. And team issued suits won't fit every person the same way...

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Response to Wounded Bear (Reply #35)

Thu Sep 12, 2019, 01:24 PM

37. Exactly! nt

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Response to tblue37 (Original post)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 08:59 PM

21. Good. Now fire that racist ref. nt

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Response to tblue37 (Original post)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 09:38 PM

25. Hey ref, you can kiss my "butt cheek touching my butt cheek", right smack in the middle of them!!!

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Response to tblue37 (Original post)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 09:46 PM

26. Why is he looking at her ass?

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Response to tblue37 (Original post)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 09:47 PM

28. Reinstated?

Sorry, that isn't enough. The person responsible for the initial ruling should be removed from any contact with scholastic swimming. This child could easily be scarred for life. What does that bastard care? Not a drop. The child is mixed race.

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Response to tblue37 (Original post)

Thu Sep 12, 2019, 08:30 AM

32. It's amazing how many people here insist on assuming the offending referee was a man

Even after it has been pointed out numerous times it was a woman.

Right-wing self-righteous idiots are an equal opportunity category. They allow anyone to join.

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Response to DFW (Reply #32)

Thu Sep 12, 2019, 08:49 AM

33. It's equally interesting that you assume she was right-wing.

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Response to OilemFirchen (Reply #33)

Thu Sep 12, 2019, 11:01 AM

34. I wouldn't say "equally".

It's an assumption, sure, but there's nothing in the article that indicates her political leaning one way or the other. But the article does state that the referee was female, and several people here have pointed it out, and yet the assumption (that the ref was male) keeps appearing in responses.

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Response to DFW (Reply #32)

Thu Sep 12, 2019, 02:45 PM

44. I guess their assumptions compelled you to make your own.

If nothing else, at least there's a symmetrical (and "amazing" consistency in doing as much.

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Response to tblue37 (Original post)

Thu Sep 12, 2019, 01:33 PM

38. Good, misogynoir loses the day

Policing Black bodies, especially those of Black girls is still out of control. The disqualification was simply the most glaring example of a system set up to fail Black children no matter what.

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Response to tblue37 (Original post)

Thu Sep 12, 2019, 04:32 PM

47. Glad the win was reinstated, but they could change some things

like not allow people to be disqualified because of how standard issue clothing fits a person's nonstandard body, since everyone is unique.

And I swam competitively back in high school. Swimsuits are one item that people really should not be required to wear the school issued version if it is going to be a problem. There are different designs of athletic swimwear out there that are less likely to ride up. I chose to wear a more modest one instead of the official school one because of a similar issue, and I'm male. This was back in the 90s. It would be more of a problem now as schools have gotten more diverse. There are people who simply feel cold in the water or have religious beliefs requiring different designs.

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Response to tblue37 (Original post)

Thu Sep 12, 2019, 05:34 PM

49. A win is a win whether your buns are exposed or not. Good for her.

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