Gender & The Olympics

Interesting crop choice

Interesting crop choice

I couldn’t resist posting this as our first “real” post of the blog.  The Olympics have provided us with a perfect example of gender norms and how they get played out.  As many have reported, the differences between the required uniforms of men and women are shocking. 

Some people might be thinking, what harm is this really?  It helps them play better because they’re not weighed down by all those clothes!  However, that doesn’t explain why the men’s clothes are different or why photos are cropped like the one to the left. 

Unfortunately, this gender discrimination doesn’t end with clothes (as it rarely does).

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