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'The Olympics has destroyed womanhood': Columnist provokes storm...'chestless, manlike' competitors
The Daily Mail ^ | 9 August 2012 | Daily Mail Reporter

Posted on 08/09/2012 8:19:19 AM PDT by AnalogReigns

A Turkish newspaper columnist has been heavily criticised after writing an article which said the Olympic Games is destroying the female figure.

The piece - called "Womanhood is Dying at the Olympics"... soon spread around the world by saying the Games was distorting women's bodies ....

'Their breasts – the symbol of womanhood, motherhood – flattened into stubs as they were seen as mere hindrances to speed.

'I am not even talking about female javelin throwers, shot-put athletes, weightlifters, wrestlers and boxers.' He added that the appearance of many female Olympians was 'pathetic'.

Following the publication of the article, Mr Aytug was strongly criticised by people on Twitter and his own female colleagues.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Humor; Miscellaneous; Society; Sports
KEYWORDS: 2012olympics; athletes; beauty; feminism; homosexuality; olympics; women
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Glad for my semi-anonymity here...the Turk is absolutely right.
1 posted on 08/09/2012 8:19:28 AM PDT by AnalogReigns
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To: AnalogReigns

What steroids?


2 posted on 08/09/2012 8:23:08 AM PDT by bray (If you vote for a Communist, what's that make you?)
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To: AnalogReigns

“’Their breasts – the symbol of womanhood, motherhood – flattened into stubs as they were seen as mere hindrances to speed.”

It’s called a sports bra? Maybe this guy needs to grow a pair of breasts and try to run a foot race with them flying all over the place?

The rest of this piece is just the typical Muslim trash we should expect from that pit culture.


3 posted on 08/09/2012 8:26:09 AM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: bray

4 posted on 08/09/2012 8:26:41 AM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
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To: AnalogReigns

I agree with you — and I’m a woman.


5 posted on 08/09/2012 8:27:20 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic (ABO)
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To: AnalogReigns
To perform at an Olympic level, there are many sports where the necessary training will get an athlete down to 5% bodyfat.

This has nothing to do with women trying to look masculine - it's about trying to beat every other woman you're competing against by excelling them in conditioning.

Are you saying that the Olympics should be men-only?

6 posted on 08/09/2012 8:27:31 AM PDT by wideawake
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To: AnalogReigns

I’m perplexed by the idea of femininity anymore. The militant feminists worked for decades to get to this point. Now we’ve got people saying, “Maybe we went too far?” We’ve got media elites looking for rail-thin women to model and are being told that sexpots like Marilyn Monroe were “obese” by “today’s standards.”

Sorry, I’ll take Marilyn over any French runway model. I’d take Jessica Ennis, but I’d likely feel inferior to her physically since I’m a lumbering 300 lb. man and not a Navy-SEAL-esque cover model. That doesn’t mean I don’t find her feminine. She’s just ripped.


7 posted on 08/09/2012 8:27:34 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: AnalogReigns

The thing is, Istanbul is the odds on favorite to get the 2020 Games.


8 posted on 08/09/2012 8:28:27 AM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
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To: AnalogReigns

Just my two cents but these women are ATHLETES. They aren’t runway or swimsuit models. They train, eat, train some more for their chosen sport. A female weight lifter will look obviously different than a female gymnast. The Turk, IMHO, needs to understand that they aren’t competing for his approval or for the Miss America title. They are competing as athletes. For what its worth, I would just LOVE to see a picture of Turk... can I judge his male physique as a female. Can I judge yours, AnalogReigns?!! Sheesh....


9 posted on 08/09/2012 8:28:39 AM PDT by momtothree
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To: bray

You really believe that Jessica Ennis is on steroids? Honestly?


10 posted on 08/09/2012 8:29:11 AM PDT by wideawake
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To: AnalogReigns
Glad for my semi-anonymity here...the Turk is absolutely right.
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I was watching some clips of the Olympics on the news this morning, I thought to myself; have the women always looked this manly, or is it just me?

11 posted on 08/09/2012 8:29:36 AM PDT by KittenClaws
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To: AnalogReigns

When body fat percentage gets down in the single digits it doesn’t leave much to be collected in fatty deposits. Sad but true. It’s why the most attractive female athletes tend to be in the more “mellow” sports that let you carry a few extra pounds like golf.


12 posted on 08/09/2012 8:29:59 AM PDT by discostu (Welcome back my friends to the show that never ends.)
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To: AnalogReigns

rumor has it that Aytug will lead an effort to make bellydancing an Olympic event.


13 posted on 08/09/2012 8:30:22 AM PDT by kingattax (99 % of liberals give the rest a bad name)
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To: AnalogReigns

Where are the East German women when you need them?


14 posted on 08/09/2012 8:33:06 AM PDT by oldbill
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To: VanDeKoik

Athletic competition generally do not favor those with an ample bossom... I don’t care what atheltic competition you are viewing you get to the top tier of any of them and its rare you are going to find large breasts.

Athletic competitions tend to favor those with an athletic frame/genetics. That’s just the facts.


15 posted on 08/09/2012 8:33:48 AM PDT by HamiltonJay
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To: AnalogReigns

I’m personally turned on by super fit, extreme athletic women..my GF is one one of them.


16 posted on 08/09/2012 8:33:58 AM PDT by trailhkr1
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To: KittenClaws
have the women always looked this manly, or is it just me?

Remember jokes about East German, Bulgarian, etc. "women" in the former Soviet-bloc era?

There's nothing wrong with athletically fit women, from a femininity standpoint (though I do draw the line at those who like like bodybuilders... but I think it's ridiculous on men, too). Of course, I saw just recently a guide to "decoding" women's self-descriptions in online profiles, and the cross-tab for "athletic" was "no t*ts".

17 posted on 08/09/2012 8:35:26 AM PDT by kevkrom (Those in a rush to trample the Constitution seem to forget that it is the source of their authority.)
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To: AnalogReigns
Seriously, that lady on the left sure looks like a dude...

Brad Pitt looked like that in 'Thelma and Louise'. "Loose-X" chromosome issues?

18 posted on 08/09/2012 8:35:34 AM PDT by montag813
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To: AnalogReigns

My wife said something very similar last night.

The sacrifices these women athletes make in their quest for a gold medal are amazing on one level and on a different one it’s very sad. Why? When they finally set aside their athletic career they really won’t be done with the training to give it ups and set it aside brings a large risk of those muscles turning to flab in a short time. Once on the path they are on they need to continue for the rest of their lives.


19 posted on 08/09/2012 8:37:13 AM PDT by The Working Man
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To: AnalogReigns

Personally, I never really “got” the Olympics at all — for a number of reasons. The author hits on some good points here, especially when you look at it in the context of what the Olympics have become: an idiotic entertainment extravaganza that is little more than an enormous business.


20 posted on 08/09/2012 8:37:56 AM PDT by Alberta's Child ("If you touch my junk, I'm gonna have you arrested.")
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To: AnalogReigns
A year or two back there was some talk about pole dancing being made an Olympic sport.

I suspect that would change the entire dynamic of this discussion...

21 posted on 08/09/2012 8:38:03 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: discostu

After the Olympics a couple of orders of bangers with bubble
and squeak and a mug of chips will take care of the “problem.” Seriously,a Muslim male commenting about
women is like Obama commenting about capitalism- neither
knows what he talking about!


22 posted on 08/09/2012 8:39:57 AM PDT by Dr. Ursus
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To: dfwgator

“What’s a girl to do?”


23 posted on 08/09/2012 8:40:28 AM PDT by Magic Fingers (Political correctness mutates in order to remain virulent.)
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To: HamiltonJay

Well you may not find some girl with DD-sized chest in a marathon, it doesn’t mean that the ones that are in athletics did something vile to keep theirs from flying all over the place like this writer suggests.

Some women just have small breasts, some wear outfits to keep theirs form moving around..


24 posted on 08/09/2012 8:40:35 AM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: AnalogReigns

Personally, I never really “got” the Olympics at all — for a number of reasons. The author hits on some good points here, especially when you look at it in the context of what the Olympics have become: an idiotic entertainment extravaganza that is little more than an enormous business.


25 posted on 08/09/2012 8:40:42 AM PDT by Alberta's Child ("If you touch my junk, I'm gonna have you arrested.")
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To: wideawake
Are you saying that the Olympics should be men-only?

I just posted the story, and said I agree with the columnist. MOST (NOT all) of the female Olympic athletes look very masculine.

Not just breasts either, gestures, walk, grunts and shouts during competition, spitting, etc, etc. Lady-like female Olympians appear few and far between.

To me this is a sure indication that Western culture (and the Olympics are an epitome of Western culture) simply does not value femininity any more, at least in women...

Does that mean I think only men should compete? No.

26 posted on 08/09/2012 8:41:24 AM PDT by AnalogReigns (reality is analog, not digital...)
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To: AnalogReigns
Far worse, the emasculation of men in the United States has destroyed American male's ability to compete with other nations. Of the 34 medals won by the U.S., 23 of them were won by women. This is a far worrisome statistic that does not bode well for males in the U.S.

One look at television, notably the commercials, and the push is on to empower girls (girl power!) and women at the expense of boys and men. Males are marginalized, mocked, belittled, and even slapped by women and no one seems to care nor change this pattern.

27 posted on 08/09/2012 8:43:28 AM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: oldbill

Here are the East German Olympic women, making an appearance in the movie Top Secret!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y4EtaayUHWs

LOL.


28 posted on 08/09/2012 8:44:30 AM PDT by Third Person ( A man's got to know his limitations.)
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To: The Working Man
When they finally set aside their athletic career they really won’t be done with the training to give it ups and set it aside brings a large risk of those muscles turning to flab in a short time

Muscle does not turn to flab or fat...

29 posted on 08/09/2012 8:45:06 AM PDT by trailhkr1
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To: AnalogReigns
Well, at least the gymnasts don't look like men.

They look like little kids.

30 posted on 08/09/2012 8:46:34 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: trailhkr1

One thing some aren’t understanding is that these women are made up for competition.

When they are done, they change out of their track clothes into regular outfits, take the ponytails and buns out, and break out the makeup.

And I can bet you there isnt a guy here that would still be talking about how “manly” they look when they walk by.


31 posted on 08/09/2012 8:46:44 AM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: AnalogReigns

I love my six pack so much, I’m protecting it with a layer of fat!


32 posted on 08/09/2012 8:48:19 AM PDT by ebersole
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To: AnalogReigns
Michelle Jenneke
33 posted on 08/09/2012 8:49:28 AM PDT by Sawdring
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
Far worse, the emasculation of men in the United States has destroyed American male's ability to compete with other nations

Bullcrap!!! Why we don't medal has nothing to do with emasculation of our males....

34 posted on 08/09/2012 8:49:36 AM PDT by trailhkr1
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To: AnalogReigns
Women Olympic athletes are all ANTs (Absolutely No Ta-Tas)

IOW, Dead last in the wet T-shirt contests.

35 posted on 08/09/2012 8:49:39 AM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys=Can't drive, can't ski, can't fly, can't skipper a boat, but they know what's best for you.)
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To: AnalogReigns
Allyson Felix is cute and one heck of a great personality. She took the GOLD!:


36 posted on 08/09/2012 8:51:19 AM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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One thing some aren’t understanding is that these women are made up for competition.

.Yep, many are also "pumped up" while competing and those vascular veins and ripped abs go away several hours or less after competing..

37 posted on 08/09/2012 8:52:31 AM PDT by trailhkr1
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To: VanDeKoik

The writers a doofus, I am not defending the writer, just stating the obvious.. Athetics favors certain things, and a serious elite athlete in most sports isn’t going to have the shapely form of a beauty queen.

Though I will say, those ice blue eyes of US Olympian Georgeanne Moline are something to behold.


38 posted on 08/09/2012 8:53:25 AM PDT by HamiltonJay
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To: AnalogReigns
Well, since we are on the topic. It doesn't seem like western culture values masculinity much either. Personally, I see more feminine looking men, then I see masculine looking females.
39 posted on 08/09/2012 8:53:34 AM PDT by kara37
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...worse, the emasculation of men in the United States...

EXACTLY.

The masculinization of women has accompanied the emasculation of men.

This is about the whole society, not the fraction of 1% who are super-athletes.

Our great grandparents sent their daughters to finishing schools, where they would learn the finer points of hospitality and motherhood....and we send ours to soccer camps, where they can learn how to compete, curse, run, sweat, spit and scratch.

I find the wholesale denigration of femininity--with the concomitant emasculation of men--in our culture very sad.

40 posted on 08/09/2012 8:53:49 AM PDT by AnalogReigns (reality is analog, not digital...)
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To: Billthedrill

In the winter olympics, just the opposite is true in the figure skating competition. The women look beautiful and feminine, and so do the men.


41 posted on 08/09/2012 8:56:52 AM PDT by murron (Proud Mom of a Marine Vet)
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To: Sawdring
Michelle Jenneke

There definitely are NOTABLE EXCEPTIONS!

42 posted on 08/09/2012 8:58:39 AM PDT by AnalogReigns (reality is analog, not digital...)
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Our great grandparents sent their daughters to finishing schools, where they would learn the finer points of hospitality and motherhood....and we send ours to soccer camps, where they can learn how to compete, curse, run, sweat, spit and scratch.

You can't be serious...soccer in not womanly??

43 posted on 08/09/2012 9:00:10 AM PDT by trailhkr1
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To: AnalogReigns
gestures, walk, grunts and shouts during competition, spitting, etc, etc. Lady-like female Olympians appear few and far between

In terms of gestures and gait, we associate the notion of "ladylike" with elaborate and inefficient movements. In sports, quick, clipped gestures and efficient movements help you win - sashaying makes you lose.

Also, grunts are a normal accompaniment to intense physical effort for everyone (very few women, no matter how ladylike in their deportment, endure childbirth silently) and shouting is necessary in team sports - a lavender-scented note passed from woman to woman saying "I'm open" doesn't help in the middle of a soccer game.

When you're leaving it all on the field, you have to spit quite frequently depending on your sport - especially if you have allergies or a cold.

44 posted on 08/09/2012 9:00:30 AM PDT by wideawake
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To: trailhkr1

Bullcrap back at ya.. There’s no other way to explain U.S. female Olympians winning twice as many medals as the males. Without Michael Phelps we shouldn’t even bother sending any men to the Olympics. We’ve become too wussified to compete.


45 posted on 08/09/2012 9:01:10 AM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: trailhkr1

“Where’s the beef?”


46 posted on 08/09/2012 9:01:56 AM PDT by donhunt (Certified and proud "Son of a Bitch".)
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To: AnalogReigns
Serena (crip walk) Williams looks like a drag queen with a boob job.


47 posted on 08/09/2012 9:02:26 AM PDT by Realman30 ("I've already made a donation to Haiti. It's called taxes". . . . El Rushbo.)
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To: All

I thought the one Italian Womens VB girl was way hot!!


48 posted on 08/09/2012 9:02:38 AM PDT by wyowolf
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To: KittenClaws
Glad for my semi-anonymity here...the Turk is absolutely right.

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I was watching some clips of the Olympics on the news this morning, I thought to myself; have the women always looked this manly, or is it just me?


I was watching beach volleyball the other day, and just thought the same thing as well. Expecting something nice to watch, but half the time I was just thinking, "Those are some tiny boobies. Sad day."
49 posted on 08/09/2012 9:03:18 AM PDT by Svartalfiar
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My main point in posting this is NOT to say athletic women are less attractive than non-athletic women, rather that our culture is pushing unfeminine traits in women...along with effeminate traits in men.


50 posted on 08/09/2012 9:03:42 AM PDT by AnalogReigns (reality is analog, not digital...)
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