Skip to comments.Vote - Are Women's Beach Volleyball Uniforms Too Sexy?
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?
Was just discussing with my younger daughter the other evening how the female volleyball players have some of the best figures of any athletes. To force a uniform change would be a bad thing. Let the competitors wear whatever works best for their gameplay. If the photographers are a bunch of immature leering weenies, fire them and replace them with more mature people. But don’t punish the women for “being too sexy” when their main goal is victory over the other team. And don’t punish the fans who admire that the high level of skill and training also results in an attractive visual. There’s a big difference between admiring and gawking.
They are playing vollyball?
The Olympic discussion should be on whether the uniforms should have an official design so as to promote “fairness” It’s an extremely important issue which must be addressed.
For example, Western beach volleyball teams in bikinis have an obvious advantage over Muslim teams in full burkhas with slits for viewing and robes that cover the body down to their toes. That means the teams of countries with over 100 million people cannot play on a level sand.
And what about the plight of transgendered and transvestite vollyballers of whatever country?
Obama and the Democrats should get behind the Committee for Olympic Volleyball Uniform Fairness. It’s the right thing to do.
I wonder if this is the only thing holding interest in the olypics this year.
She is quite an athlete...
Michelle Jenneke makes me happy.
There’s far more to it than that. These women are so naked and exhibitive (the nature of the sport is to exhibit, yes? but not necessarily naked) that it really is almost inappropriate for kids.
How do you tell your kids they can’t watch the Olympics because both women and men are dressed indecently?
My friend turned them off in her house. It’s not fair to people with standards that they can’t watch such a premier event because they are so contaminated with the quest for ratings (and yes I do believe that is what it is all about).
What was the question again?
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.
Here you go Marie...hottest guys of the 2012 Olympics in their skivvies. Don't want to leave you out...
My first time trying it.
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)
Thanks for the laugh! lol!
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.
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.
107 thread pages of male eye candy on a female fitness site, Marie..my girlfriend has this thread bookmarked LOL.
I’m just on this thread to read the posts.......
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