There are two standards in sports and it needs to stop. As a female athlete it disturbs me that, I am gauged not solely for my performance on the court, field or road but by another level of scrutiny. Why can’t women including myself just be considered athletes. Why should anyone’s husband, coach, or any other male figure be given credit that is due the female athlete. Yes we have male supporters who we love, respect, listen to there wisdom… but ultimately it is the woman who competes and actually puts in the work(not saying coaching and all is not work). This was seen over and over in the Olympics. The coach or Husband getting the shine for a female athlete’s great achievements.
Read this, important for all. There is something we all can take from this article. We need to respect others as equals on and off the bike, playing field, courts, pools… wherever there is sports. We should fight inequality.
and not just America the world. All Humans are EQUAL.
This is so true. There is a double standard that needs addressing. but it is not just in sports. It is in all women’s lives all the time. We are held at such a different standards. look at how they treated Hope Solo, yes her comments were unsportswomanlike, but look at how Lochte has been coddled. He should have been immediately kicked off the USA team as well. If he he is not off, she shouldn’t be off. It seems to me that Lochte’s behavior grossly outweighs a mad comment after a crushing loss,with reporters hawking to get any negative response from a notoriously emotional player. But this man lied to the world and police and is still seen as a commodity. Really. Take everything she has worked for because she says someone or group is a coward versus causing a manhunt within the Olympics, led the whole world on, lied, skip town, after he was allegedly drink, pissing on and breaking things and he is still on the team. Wake up “Privilege” needs to stop. Double standards need to stop. The reason you really fired her was because she was fight against you in the fact she thought the athletes she be given more for there efforts and dedication and you the governing bodies feel this was the opportunity to discredit and push her and her voice to the side. I am by no means saying she was right in what she said while representing our country, but it is a double standard as to how punishment is dealt.
Please let me know how you guys feel. I woke up feeling a bit upset about this issue. I went to sleep on it last night and thought my feelings would mellow a bit. They didn’t. Especially after seeing the “Privileged” such as Locate still ruling and affecting our lives either directly or indirectly. And Men fight with us. You wouldn’t want the double standard to continue to exist, and have the negative affects it does on your wife, daughter, mom, sister… Would you? So let’s stop this craziness now and together.
Whew my rant is over.