Saturday, October 29, 2011

This makes me sad + mad

Have you heard this one? Women will get a chance to box in the 2012 Olympics but apparently the Boxing Federation wants women boxers to wear skirts. You can read more here.

This is just completely ridiculous. As far as women's rights and equality has come, it's still not far enough. I understand rules about clothing to cover areas that the majority may be offended seeing, or wearing gear to prevent injury but the difference between boxing shorts and boxing skirts makes no sense to make it a requirement. If men or women choose to wear skirts in boxing that's their choice - don't you think? And to say that it's so we can tell the male and female boxers apart is complete ludicrous.

What do you think about this rule? 

1 comment:

Teena in Toronto said...

Skirts? Really?!