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Vote - Are Women's Beach Volleyball Uniforms Too Sexy?
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Posted on 08/04/2012 9:56:20 AM PDT by rustyweiss74

There is a controversy brewing at the London Olympics and it doesn't involve judges, steroids, or tanking matches (we're looking at you Badminton) - it involves bikinis.

Critics are claiming that not only are the women's beach volleyball uniforms too sexy, but that photographers seem to be focusing an inordinate number of their images on certain parts of the female anatomy.

Are the Olympics women's beach volleyball photos too sexy? That is the claim being made by some people who find that too many pictures of these female Olympians are filled with crotch shots and close-ups of women's derrieres in tight bikini bottoms, according to the Huffington Post just yesterday.

... Although female beach volleyball teams are no longer required to wear bikinis while competing in the Olympics, most of them chose to continue the tradition of skimpy two-piece swimsuits for the 2012 Olympics.

It should come as no surprise that the women's beach volleyball photos of competitors in bikinis come across as far sexier than photos of Olympians who chose to compete while fully clothed. While wearing a bikini, everything from hand signals to a congratulatory hug looks sexy. No one is blaming the women for being too sexy. The question is whether the photographers are gratuitously focusing on certain body parts or poses when they snap their photos.

So what do you think? Too sexy, too photographed, or not enough of either?


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KEYWORDS: 2012olympics; conservativevalues; huffingtonpost; olympics; pinkjournalism; sexy; tartitup; traditionalvalues; volleyball
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To: I still care

Men and women are dressed exactly like that at the beach. Do you avoid the beach?

Your friend sounds like a real prude. Life isn’t fair.


51 posted on 08/04/2012 10:45:05 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: Marie
But then I want some eye-candy for myself.

Here you go Marie...hottest guys of the 2012 Olympics in their skivvies. Don't want to leave you out...

http://www.womenshealthmag.com/fitness/hot-guys-of-the-london-olympics

52 posted on 08/04/2012 10:45:11 AM PDT by trailhkr1
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To: MrPiper
I believe a person simply finds the .gif file they want and post it the same way they'd do a picture. Yep, that works.

My first time trying it.

53 posted on 08/04/2012 10:49:35 AM PDT by Two Kids' Dad ((((( )))))
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To: EEGator

I am in my eigth decade of life and I wear a string bikini.
I made it myself from a Pawley’s Island hammock. <;0)


54 posted on 08/04/2012 10:50:53 AM PDT by ruesrose (It's possible to be clueless without being blonde.)
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To: trailhkr1

Thanks for the laugh! lol!


55 posted on 08/04/2012 10:50:53 AM PDT by Marie ("The last time Democrats gloated this hard after a health care victory, they lost 60 House seats.")
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To: wildbill

LOL, considering some are almost promoting ‘cross dressing’ (by saying women should wear the same uniforms as men) and others are decrying uniforms indecent (by some standard that probably was made in a convent in 1940 or an Islamic country), if you left that last sentence out you may have had some nods of agreement.


56 posted on 08/04/2012 10:58:01 AM PDT by mnehring
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To: ruesrose

57 posted on 08/04/2012 10:58:01 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: rustyweiss74

They don’t mind wearing the little uniforms, I don’t mind watching them play volleyball in them - in fact, there’s no way I’d watch if they didn’t wear them. I don’t see the problem.


58 posted on 08/04/2012 10:59:04 AM PDT by AnotherUnixGeek
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To: Marie
Thanks for the laugh! lol!

107 thread pages of male eye candy on a female fitness site, Marie..my girlfriend has this thread bookmarked LOL.

http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=3189441&page=107

59 posted on 08/04/2012 10:59:37 AM PDT by trailhkr1
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To: rustyweiss74

I’m just on this thread to read the posts.......


60 posted on 08/04/2012 11:00:49 AM PDT by exit82 (Pass the word: Obama is a FAILURE!! Democrats are the enemies of freedom!)
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To: dfwgator

Love that vid.


61 posted on 08/04/2012 11:01:04 AM PDT by Upstate NY Guy
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To: AnotherUnixGeek

Completely agree. Though the prudes on here would have them dressed like Little House on the Prairie.


62 posted on 08/04/2012 11:01:29 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: I still care

this was not a premier event until the uniform became what we see today.

The olympics are physical events.

Peak physical condition is peak physical condition.


63 posted on 08/04/2012 11:03:09 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: rustyweiss74
Photographers are far too high minded to appeal to the prurient, voyeuristic tendencies of the masses.

Well....aren't they?

64 posted on 08/04/2012 11:04:13 AM PDT by count-your-change (You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: yarddog

“If that is the only reason people watch is to see hot bodies then they should simply play nude.”

Great idea for rules change!!!


65 posted on 08/04/2012 11:07:13 AM PDT by dalereed
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To: rustyweiss74

I voted “No” only because there was no “Oh hell no!”. The bodies and the uniforms are the only reasons to watch women’s beach vollleyball. Yeah I’m a pig.


66 posted on 08/04/2012 11:07:30 AM PDT by MtBaldy (If Obama is the answer, it must have been a really stupid question)
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To: EEGator

LOL, good one.


67 posted on 08/04/2012 11:07:47 AM PDT by mnehring
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To: EEGator
That's the way of it nowadays. If you have standards of modesty, you are a prude. If you are a virgin, you are a prude. If modern TV with all the bed hopping and sexuality bothers you, you are a prude. If the sexualization of little girls so prevalent today bothers you, you are an out of touch prude. If gay marriage and licentiousness bothers you, you are a world class HATER prude.

We go to the beach. We try not to look too much at the naked people. When you are watching sports on TV, with people shaking their naked flesh, it's hard to do the same.

I will agree with your last sentence. Life isn't fair. Especially if you try to live by biblical standards. The morality of the world is stacked against us, we do understand that.

68 posted on 08/04/2012 11:08:02 AM PDT by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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To: I still care

You do realize you’ve regurgitated the Muslim argument word for word?


69 posted on 08/04/2012 11:08:22 AM PDT by Melas (u)
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To: EEGator

I look like that and I’m not rabid about it but it just doesn’t seem right to have their whole butts hanging out. I can’t really say why, it just seems inappropriate. Those booty shorts are worn by strippers and the like cuz they make your butt look awesome and sexy. I don’t know, just seems wrong for an Olympic sport, unless we are doing that whole Greek naked thing and all......


70 posted on 08/04/2012 11:12:10 AM PDT by hulagirl (Mother Theresa was right)
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To: dfwgator
Michelle Jenneke was just trying to stay warmed up and loose.
She can't help looking sexy, that's her build.
When you're about to push your muscles to the max, you'd better be warmed up.
Is it sexy, hell yes!!!
Was that her purpose, don't think so.
71 posted on 08/04/2012 11:12:17 AM PDT by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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To: I still care
If you have standards of modesty, you are a prude. If you are a virgin, you are a prude. If modern TV with all the bed hopping and sexuality bothers you, you are a prude. .

I understand what you are saying but as men here is the double standard we are hit with from women..humorous but 100% true


72 posted on 08/04/2012 11:12:52 AM PDT by trailhkr1
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To: EEGator
The Committee of Virtue and Decency have approved the 2016 women's uniforms for all events.


73 posted on 08/04/2012 11:14:56 AM PDT by mnehring
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To: rustyweiss74

There’s a volleyball involved? Who knew


74 posted on 08/04/2012 11:18:46 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (Legalize Freedom!!)
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To: Two Kids' Dad

You need to show me one more time............


75 posted on 08/04/2012 11:20:40 AM PDT by MrPiper
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To: yarddog
That is probably correct. If that is the only reason people watch is to see hot bodies then they should simply play nude.

I had a huge let-down when I read an article under the headline:

Women's Volleyball Players Need Not Wear Bikinis at Olympics
As it turns out, the article said the women could wear one-piece suits instead of bikinis. Darn!!
76 posted on 08/04/2012 11:24:24 AM PDT by Bob
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To: Snickering Hound

Sadly.... Albeit a great picture. No Getty images please.


77 posted on 08/04/2012 11:24:36 AM PDT by Sidebar Moderator
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To: rustyweiss74

No. The world need to grow up. The smaller and tighter the outfit the less sand trapped. It is because of the sand.


78 posted on 08/04/2012 11:25:53 AM PDT by Logical me
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To: Melas

Isn’t there an argument about a broken clock somewhere here?


79 posted on 08/04/2012 11:26:32 AM PDT by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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80 posted on 08/04/2012 11:31:06 AM PDT by trailhkr1
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To: mnehring

The middle and far right womens’ dresses are too blue. They should have far less color. It screams gawk at me.


81 posted on 08/04/2012 11:32:43 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: I still care

I agree with you on a couple points. There is nothing wrong with remaining a virgin until marriage.(in fact it makes Lolo Jones more desirable) The sexualization of children is completely wrong. I am also against gay marriage. I just think over sheltering a child can backfire. I know a couple girls who were raised very religious and sheltered lives. Once they went to college, they turned into total sluts.

I have nothing against you living life the way you see fit. These athletes know damn well what they are doing.


82 posted on 08/04/2012 11:38:19 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: rustyweiss74

What a choke job the US did against the Russians......down 2-0 with a Match Point, Russia comes all the way back to win.


83 posted on 08/04/2012 11:40:32 AM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
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To: dfwgator

Men or women? (no tv for me)


84 posted on 08/04/2012 11:42:12 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: EEGator

Men.


85 posted on 08/04/2012 11:43:17 AM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
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To: hulagirl

You need to post pictures for verification. For posterity...


86 posted on 08/04/2012 11:45:08 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: trailhkr1

Thank you...! (I’ll be in my bunk... [/Jayne Firefly])


87 posted on 08/04/2012 11:47:11 AM PDT by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: dfwgator

Are our hyphenated last name females still in it?


88 posted on 08/04/2012 11:47:23 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: SaxxonWoods

1. The women are playing sports.

2. The female (or male) body is not a dirty thing that needs to be hidden.

3. Get your minds out of the gutter.

4. A better reason to not watch the Olympics is the rampant political content.


89 posted on 08/04/2012 11:58:11 AM PDT by SaxxonWoods (....The days are long, but the years are short.....)
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To: rustyweiss74

When the girls themselves have to keep pulling the edges of those “pants” down, then something should be changed.


90 posted on 08/04/2012 12:11:07 PM PDT by Exit148
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91 posted on 08/04/2012 12:21:52 PM PDT by dynachrome ("Our forefathers didn't bury their guns. They buried those that tried to take them.")
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To: rustyweiss74

Too sexy?! Well, to quote the Brit Col. Pickering, “I’m dashed!”


92 posted on 08/04/2012 12:27:26 PM PDT by Tucker39 ( Psa 68:19Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits; even the God of our salvation.KJV)
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To: dfwgator

Pretty standard at a track meet for a hurdler, regardless of the uniform. Shes’s at the starting line and relaxing the muscles in her hips, shoulders, arms and legs. It is not meant to be sexy, it PREVENTS INJURIES!


93 posted on 08/04/2012 12:39:07 PM PDT by Former Fetus (Saved by grace through faith)
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To: rustyweiss74

Vell, I teenk the prawblem stems from the sub-conscious longing of the human male to return to a place similar to vhere he spent the most comfortable 9 months of hiss lyfe.

Since it’s impossible for a grown individual to do dhat, dhey have lowered their expectations and vill do everyteeng dey can, just to get PART of their body back into a nice varm place like dhat occasionally. Dat’s vhat I teenk!
Signed: Dr. Hortense Glockenschpiel


94 posted on 08/04/2012 12:46:57 PM PDT by Tucker39 ( Psa 68:19Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits; even the God of our salvation.KJV)
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To: Former Fetus
Pretty standard at a track meet for a hurdler, regardless of the uniform. Shes’s at the starting line and relaxing the muscles in her hips, shoulders, arms and legs. It is not meant to be sexy, it PREVENTS INJURIES!

So it's a "Win-Win".

95 posted on 08/04/2012 12:51:16 PM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
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To: rustyweiss74

Affirm, from what i recall. A women’s naked beauty is for her husband to appreciate, who has entered into a lifelong covenant with her, and is not for public consumption.

God Himself does not show His greater degree of glory except to those who enter into covenant with Him. (Ex. 33, Rv. 22:4)


96 posted on 08/04/2012 12:51:24 PM PDT by daniel1212 (Come to the Lord Jesus as a damned+destitute actual sinner, + trust Him to save you, then live 4 Him)
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To: rustyweiss74

The men’s water polo baby bonnets are too ridiculous and totally ruin what could be some nice he-man eye candy for Freeper gals.


97 posted on 08/04/2012 12:56:13 PM PDT by bgill
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To: yarddog
............competition is not the proper place to display nearly their entire body.

Really now??? Have you seen the women's gymnastic, swim and field and track competitions?

98 posted on 08/04/2012 1:09:53 PM PDT by varon (The patriots stand guard tonight.)
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To: rustyweiss74
Vote - Are Women's Beach Volleyball Uniforms Too Sexy?

Those protesters against the women's attire seem to have overlooked the name of the sport - BEACH VOLLEYBALL. Which means there is a net, a ball, sand and beach attire.

For those of you in Rio Linda:
Women's Beach Volleyball = Bikinis
Marriage = 1 man & 1 woman
Dufus = Reflection in mirror

99 posted on 08/04/2012 1:26:16 PM PDT by varon (The patriots stand guard tonight.)
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To: rustyweiss74

Only to a Muslim


100 posted on 08/04/2012 1:36:49 PM PDT by GR_Jr. (Vote Obama out now.....deal with Romney later.)
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