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(Guardian)   "We are there to do our job, but are being prevented from wearing our work bikinis"   (theguardian.com) divider line
    More: Giggity, Beach volleyball, Qatar, upcoming FIVB World Tour event, Human rights, IAAF World Championships in Athletics, human rights record, only country, world championships  
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7416 clicks; posted to Main » on 23 Feb 2021 at 8:50 AM (5 days ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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5 days ago  
Who the heck thought this would be a good place to hold the tournament?
 
5 days ago  
Bastards....
 
5 days ago  

desertfool: Who the heck thought this would be a good place to hold the tournament?


Well, to be fair, it was a package deal with a drinking contest.
 
5 days ago  

desertfool: Who the heck thought this would be a good place to hold the tournament?


No one did. Mobsters and dictators use global sporting events to give themselves an air of legitimacy. Everyone takes their money and doesn't ask questions
 
5 days ago  
What in the durka durka is going on here?
 
5 days ago  
Good. Don't support 8th century thinking.
 
5 days ago  
Nobody ever lets me wear MY work bikini...
 
5 days ago  

desertfool: Who the heck thought this would be a good place to hold the tournament?


"You know who would absolutely hate this?"
 
5 days ago  
And yet when I wear one to work, no one says anything to me about it.

/or anything for that matter
 
5 days ago  

Salmon: And yet when I wear one to work, no one says anything to me about it.

/or anything for that matter


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5 days ago  
German beach volleyball stars Karla Borger and Julia Sude have said they will boycott a tournament in Qatar because it is "the only country" where players are forbidden from wearing bikinis on court.

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We are all behind you on your stance!
 
5 days ago  

desertfool: Who the heck thought this would be a good place to hold the tournament?


Most  likely the people who accepted the big cheque.
 
5 days ago  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: German beach volleyball stars Karla Borger and Julia Sude have said they will boycott a tournament in Qatar because it is "the only country" where players are forbidden from wearing bikinis on court.

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We are all behind you on your stance!


I'll follow them anywhere!
 
5 days ago  
"Player questions if Qatar is a suitable host nation"

Noooooooo shiat.

As if their treatment of women wasn't bad enough, the rampant use of slave labor for construction should be enough. Nobody should go there.
 
5 days ago  
The men seem to do ok just wearing shorts instead of thongs (I am assuming), you don't like it then stay home. Not your country.
 
5 days ago  
It really doesn't seem unreasonable to me to ask athletes to wear a shirt and pants, but I don't know anything about sports, so I admit in advance that I could be wrong. Any beach volleyballers here able to chime in?
 
5 days ago  
"Trousers"? Really??
 
5 days ago  
Maybe Qatar should respect the culture and traditions associated with female beach volleyball.
 
5 days ago  
if there aren't attractive women in bikinis what is the point of beach volleyball?
 
5 days ago  

desertfool: Who the heck thought this would be a good place to hold the tournament?


The people that accepted the money.
 
5 days ago  
The world needs more professions that use work bikinis.

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5 days ago  

weirdneighbour: The men seem to do ok just wearing shorts instead of thongs (I am assuming), you don't like it then stay home. Not your country.


Hey. Nobody asked you. Bikinis are an essential element to women's volleyball and anyone who says different is literally a Nazirascist and a sexist.
 
5 days ago  

CrazyGerbilLady: It really doesn't seem unreasonable to me to ask athletes to wear a shirt and pants, but I don't know anything about sports, so I admit in advance that I could be wrong. Any beach volleyballers here able to chime in?


It's unreasonable.

/the players say it is unreasonable and that is good enough for me.
 
5 days ago  

sleze: The world needs more professions that use work bikinis.

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stop posting spoilers for top gun 2.
 
5 days ago  
Ladies, hear me out. It's not a "bikini" if you don't wear the tops.
 
5 days ago  
"Sorry ladies. It's shorts or nothing."
'We choose nothing. See you Saturday. '
 
5 days ago  

camarugala: weirdneighbour: The men seem to do ok just wearing shorts instead of thongs (I am assuming), you don't like it then stay home. Not your country.

Hey. Nobody asked you. Bikinis are an essential element to women's volleyball and anyone who says different is literally a Nazirascist and a sexist.


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5 days ago  

weirdneighbour: The men seem to do ok just wearing shorts instead of thongs (I am assuming), you don't like it then stay home. Not your country.


Well, that's exactly what they're doing. They're staying home and not participating.
 
5 days ago  
You guys need to get your minds out of the qatar.
 
5 days ago  

Odin's Other Eye: Nobody ever lets me wear MY work bikini...


Not even if you're working from home?
 
5 days ago  
P
 
5 days ago  

Nick Nostril: Good. Don't support 8th century thinking.


That's one way of looking at it. Another way is "Don't support the sexual objectification of women".

Beach volleyball is not a real sport. It was invented as a way of boosting Olympic viewing figures by making young women - normally models rather than athletes - in skimpy clothes available for TV rights. The first time it was in the Olympics the Chinese team was penalised for not showing enough flesh: there is a maximum permitted size of bikini bottom.
 
5 days ago  

weirdneighbour: The men seem to do ok just wearing shorts instead of thongs (I am assuming), you don't like it then stay home. Not your country.


Well, that's what they're doing.
 
5 days ago  
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5 days ago  
they realize it might be devastating to their claims of it being a legitimate sport if they're playing the same sport with the same teams but wearing baggy shirts and pants and viewership drops 90%
 
5 days ago  
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Some Olympic level stnk-eye
 
5 days ago  

oopsboom: they realize it might be devastating to their claims of it being a legitimate sport if they're playing the same sport with the same teams but wearing baggy shirts and pants and viewership drops 90%


Or maybe, just maybe, women don't like being told by men what to wear no matter what direction it goes.
 
5 days ago  

orbister: Nick Nostril: Good. Don't support 8th century thinking.

That's one way of looking at it. Another way is "Don't support the sexual objectification of women".

Beach volleyball is not a real sport. It was invented as a way of boosting Olympic viewing figures by making young women - normally models rather than athletes - in skimpy clothes available for TV rights. The first time it was in the Olympics the Chinese team was penalised for not showing enough flesh: there is a maximum permitted size of bikini bottom.


Beach volleyball has been around for literally a hundred years. It's only been an Olympic sport for about 25 years, it certainly wasn't invented for the Olympics.
 
5 days ago  

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Some Olympic level stnk-eye


A burqua will clear that right up.
 
5 days ago  

weirdneighbour: you don't like it then stay home. Not your country.


That's what they're doing.
 
5 days ago  

ChrisDe: Ladies, hear me out. It's not a "bikini" if you don't wear the tops.


Then its a unikini.
 
5 days ago  

cefm: "Player questions if Qatar is a suitable host nation"

Noooooooo shiat.

As if their treatment of women wasn't bad enough, the rampant use of slave labor for construction should be enough. Nobody should go there.


Ahhh, but other countries are also flawed in different ways. Therefore your argument is invalid. Curious.
 
5 days ago  

weirdneighbour: The men seem to do ok just wearing shorts instead of thongs (I am assuming), you don't like it then stay home. Not your country.


They're not asking the women to wear shorts.
 
5 days ago  

orbister: the Chinese team was penalised for not showing enough flesh: there is a maximum permitted size of bikini bottom.


Which resulted in the invention of the skimpiest bikini ever, called the bichina.
 
5 days ago  

Tyrosine: weirdneighbour: you don't like it then stay home. Not your country.

That's what they're doing.


But but but...they should shut up about it. In the kitchen.
 
5 days ago  

orbister: Beach volleyball is not a real sport.


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And this is?
 
5 days ago  

CrazyGerbilLady: It really doesn't seem unreasonable to me to ask athletes to wear a shirt and pants, but I don't know anything about sports, so I admit in advance that I could be wrong. Any beach volleyballers here able to chime in?


This. They used to wear very small shorts in the NBA. Now they don't. The women could easy wear shorts and full tops just like the men do.
 
5 days ago  

CrazyGerbilLady: It really doesn't seem unreasonable to me to ask athletes to wear a shirt and pants, but I don't know anything about sports, so I admit in advance that I could be wrong. Any beach volleyballers here able to chime in?


You think that requiring someone to wear "shirts and long trousers" while playing in a volleyball tournament in +300C heat and glaring sunshine is reasonable?
 
5 days ago  
Plenty of coffee shops hiring
 
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