steepholm (steepholm) wrote,

And my students tell me that feminism is passé

In May 2011 I linked to a news item about a cheerleader who was sacked because she refused to cheer for one of the men who had gang raped her. If there's any truth in the story of Big Red High School football team in Steubenville, Ohio (and the video embedded in that link is fairly damning - and triggery, so be warned) it seems that covering up gang rape, at least when committed by footballers, is par for the course in some places. At least in Delhi, people are taking to the streets about it.

As for the other story I mentioned in May 2011, about bikinis (of a regulated skimpiness) being obligatory in Olympic beach volleyball - well, successful as the London Olympics may have been by some measures, the fact remains that when they wanted to entertain the crowd between beach volleyball matches they did it by ... playing the Benny Hill music.
Tags: current affairs, gender
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