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    Beach volleyball stars boycott Qatar tournament over bikini ban

    https://www.theguardian.com/sport/20...borger-boycott

  • #2
    Didn't the world federation MANDATE that all women in beach volleyball must wear bikinis a while ago?
    Było smaszno, a jaszmije smukwijne...

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Powell View Post
      Didn't the world federation MANDATE that all women in beach volleyball must wear bikinis a while ago?
      Yes, but in this case the FIVB ruled that out of respect for the traditions and cultures of the [douchebag] country the event is being held in the athletes should wear shirts and trousers.

      That's not quite an exact quote.

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      • #4
        My point is this: is being forced to compete scantily dressed any less restrictive than being forced to cover yourself a bit more (and we're not talking wearing burqas here)? There are plenty of sports where women don't compete in bikinis even in extreme heat.
        Było smaszno, a jaszmije smukwijne...

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Powell View Post
          Didn't the world federation MANDATE that all women in beach volleyball must wear bikinis a while ago?
          The rule was bikini or body suit.

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          • #6
            Here's what the bikinis looked like:

            https://ftw.usatoday.com/wp-content/...l_83994886.jpg

            https://womensportfashion.weebly.com...yball-uniforms


            As you can see, the small Olympic bib with the three-letter country code covers the front of the upper half of the uniform. I thought it was great to see the players representing the host country of the Rio Olympics wearing bibs that said BRA.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by gh View Post
              Beach volleyball stars boycott Qatar tournament over bikini ban
              This is kind of [insert non-sexist adjective here] in juxtaposition with this:

              https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/22/golf/...ntl/index.html

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              • #8
                Sexist?
                The FIVB ruling committee that mandates skimpy attire for international beach V-Ball is pictured here (https://www.fivb.com/en/congress2018...eater?id=67325)
                3 women and 18 men. All but one of the guys look to be retirement age. The phrase "dirty old men" comes to mind...

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