In case any of you have been living in a tent these past few days the olympics have returned, this time in China. I already wrote a reaction post on the Feministing community blog about the american elitism and cultural insensitivity that as rampant in the March of the Nations and other people have pointed out other issues there as well.
My new issue revolves around the gymnastic qualifiers. One of the girls hurt her ankle right before it was time to come out and compete. She was able to perform on the uneven bars since this event did not have much to do with pressure on her ankle. She did well with a slight mistake. However, the announcers comparison was ridiculous.
In reference to hurting herself right before the olympics where the American team is favored to at least win a medal if not gold. Something she has been training for for many many years. Something she has probably been looking forward to since she started competing. According to his announcer it is tantamount to: “Getting a rip in your dress on your wedding day.”
WHAT THE FUCK. Please, besides the issue that our wedding day is sooo important to the ladies, to even consider those two events are anywhere near the same is fucking insulting to this girl.