Friday, May 27, 2011
Badminton Gets Sexy
The Badminton World Federation would be happy if all players dressed (and looked) like her, Danish born player Camilla Martin. he New York Times ran a piece this morning on a dress code being implemented on female badminton players by the BWF. The rule, which is being criticized roundly, would require female players to dress in shorts or skirts while playing in an attempt to create a more "attractive appearance". The criticism is pretty far-reaching and firmly based and is being, "criticized as sexist, a hindrance to performance and offensive to Muslim women who play the sport in large numbers in Asian countries". Well, yeah. The Times article has links to both the rule's press release and diagram of the short/skirt rules, or you could just follow ours.