Russia’s Olympic team is trying to refute the stereotype that female athletes are “a mountain of muscle and manly figure,” but they’re doing it totally wrong. In a series of photos showing their female athletes in lingerie and revealing dresses, they’ve attempted to portray these women in a more “feminine” light.
(In other words, they’re trying to entice (male) fans to watch the games and attend the events. Blegh.)
Why do these women have to adhere to traditional ideals of femininity be considered “feminine”? Like Matt Essert said, “Isn’t it enough that they’re world-class athetes?”
-Katy (tweet me at @mamasgotchu)