Did you see Gabby Douglas' hair? Doesn't that swimmer look a little fat? Well that's not very ladylike... all comments made about female athletes in London and this was supposed to be the year of the women. For the first time in history, all countries were represented by a female athlete. The US team not only had more woman athletes on the roster, but they secured more medals as well! Despite all this success, I couldn't help but feel like female athletes were being looked at unfairly. (Check Out An Article Here)
For instance, I watched an interview this weekend where NBC asks the Gold Medal winning Women's Water Polo team if their sport is too barbaric for women to play. He then follows up by commenting on how at least they are staying “ladylike” with pretty nails! Do you think Olympic Coverage was slightly sexist? Let us know your opinion on Facebook!