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Ariesgirl Mon 30-May-11 20:30:40

Um...hello. I haven't started a thread in Feminism before but have been compelled to on reading this. I can't actually believe it was ever suggested. It's like going back to the Seventies. So apparently women in tiny little skirts would attract more male players and spectators and therefore increase the profile of badminton. It's almost an admission that women are there for no other purpose other than eye candy. Attitudes to women in sport have in many ways come a long way and in other ways stood completely still.

Thankfully it has been booted out, one of the reasons given for which that it would have "offended Muslim countries" where badminton is very popular. I'm not a Muslim and it bloody well offends me as well! Would they have possibly suggested this 10 years ago? What do you think?

mercibucket Mon 30-May-11 20:35:11

glad to hear it's been shelved

yes, it is blatantly just about looking up girls' skirts and quite shameless about it as well

msrisotto Tue 31-May-11 06:59:36

It is quite depressing how blatant an effort this was to sex up bloody badminton. Women simply are not taken seriously in their own right.

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