Tell AIBA boxers don’t need skirts
Laura // 15 January 2012
Next week the Amateur International Boxing Association (AIBA) will make its final decision on whether to force female boxers to wear skirts in the ring, in a bid to make them look more “elegant” and help us poor confused members of the public differentiate them from male boxers.
I suspect the plan to make female boxers into sexy, delicate little flowers could well backfire if said boxers have to put up with sexist tossers buying ring-side tickets to try and get a look at their underwear – surely a perfect recipe for enhanced aggression and punching power, not ladylike elegance?
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