Skip to comments.'The Olympics has destroyed womanhood': Columnist provokes storm...'chestless, manlike' competitors
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 ...
“’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.
I agree with you — and I’m a woman.
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?
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.
The thing is, Istanbul is the odds on favorite to get the 2020 Games.
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....
You really believe that Jessica Ennis is on steroids? Honestly?
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?
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.
rumor has it that Aytug will lead an effort to make bellydancing an Olympic event.
Where are the East German women when you need them?
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.
I’m personally turned on by super fit, extreme athletic women..my GF is one one of them.
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".
Brad Pitt looked like that in 'Thelma and Louise'. "Loose-X" chromosome issues?
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.
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.
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