Sunday, August 10, 2008
Equality in Olympic Beach Volleyball
Can anything possibly be more uncomfortable than wearing a bikini, working up a mighty sweat and then rolling around in sand?
They call that women's beach volleyball.
I realize that there are more dangerous, physically punishing sports....gymnastics, track and field, rowing....
Competing with sand in my panties...no thanks. But these Olympians are tough.
So I was anticipating the men's competition to be equally demanding.
You know, sand in the speedos and all.
But the men appeared in shirts...tucked into almost knee-length shorts!
Where's the equality here?
So which should it be? Let the women put some clothes on or send the men out to compete in speedos?