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Women Boxers Should Wear Skirts | Care2 Causes

Women Boxers Should Wear Skirts | Care2 Causes

Women’s boxing will be on the program for the London 2012 Olympics but that’s not why the sport has been in the news. The Amateur International Boxing Association (AIBA) is suggesting that women boxers wear skirts rather than shorts because doing so will enable spectators to distinguish them from men . The AIBA is also suggesting that women wear “tight-fitting vests.” The reasons, such as they are, for these clothing changes has nothing to do with enhancements to the women athlete’s performance or comfort. Dr. Ching-Kuo Wu, the AIBA’s president, says that the organization’s Women’s Commission made recommendations and that the clothing changes are being suggested for the sake of the spectators: “I have heard many times, people say, ‘We can’t tell the difference between the men and the women,’ especially on TV, since they’re in the same uniforms and are wearing headgear. Whi...

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