“The concept of ‘modesty’ is experiencing a bit of a golden moment at the Olympics” going on in Tokyo right now…”
The Norwegian women’s beach handball team was find for wearing shorts rather than the regulation bikini uniform.
“… beginning in 2006, Norwegian Handball Federation began petitioning to allow women to wear shorts in beach handball. In November, the federation plans to submit a motion to change the rules in an extraordinary congress of the IHF.
In a statement, EHF President Michael Wiederer claimed that the EHF “will do all it can to ensure that a change of athlete uniform regulations can be implemented.”
He asserts that EHF was only following the guidelines put forward by the IHF. However, he failed to say if the fines would be retracted.
The American singer Pink tweeted her support of the Norwegian team on July 24, writing, “The European handball federation SHOULD BE FINED FOR SEXISM. Good on ya, ladies. I’ll be happy to pay your fines for you.”
“The concept of ‘modesty’ is experiencing a bit of a golden moment at the Olympics” going on in Tokyo right now, Bethany Mandel wrote at Deseret News on July 27, noting that “This week the German gymnastics team wore a full-body unitard that has traditionally only been donned by women competing from more religious or conservative countries.”
“These young ladies’ push for more uniform control cuts to the heart of why they’re opting for more modest choices: They want to control how sexualized their bodies are by those who are profiting off of them,” she continued. “Gymnasts are some of the most skilled athletes competing in the Olympics, but more than any other discipline, we have recently learned the high price for the sexualization baked into a sport where young women with bodies that still appear prepubescent are running and jumping in what amounts to little more than underwear.”