Sep 1st 2008 1:52PM You know, I find it sexist to keep girls off a football team out of concerns for her safety. Where's the concern about guys who've suffered broken bones or were even killed in the sport? The safety of the sport and the quality of the coaching needs to be evaluated. If the sport is too dangerous for half the population, it hasn't proven any safer for the other half.
As for being polite, it's called sportsmanship, and I don't see enough of it anymore. You knock someone down, you help them up if you can, regardless of gender.
Jul 1st 2008 12:55PM Hypothetical situation. You're trapped in a burning building with your leg broken. Who would you rather have rescue you? "Fat" Karolina or one of the other models?
Also, depending on the type of training, working out can actually add muscle bulk. A woman who gets the proper amount of strength training with her aerobics and stretching will be lean and toned, but she still most likely will not be model-thin, and, as all women need a certain body fat percentage to be healthy, she'll still have some fat, too.
Jul 1st 2008 12:45PM Bud, you have no idea what beautiful is if you think bony is beautiful. Most female models fall well below what their body mass index should be. It's unhealthy, and unhealthy does not look good.
Jul 1st 2008 12:39PM Karolina looks strong and healthy, and that's precisely what makes her more beautiful than the other models. Context, schmontext. The whole fashion industry has gone nuts, favoring women who look like heroin addicts over women who look like they eat right and include some strength training in their workouts as any woman should.
Sex appeal? Most heterosexual men prefer women who aren't super skinny. The fashion industry has lost touch completely with what is really sexy about women. It's not about caliber. The fashion industry has developed an unnatural preference for women who actually look worse than most normally healthy women, and way worse than athletic women.
Jun 25th 2008 10:43AM How about those pictures of other bras doing "double duty." I was expecting something alone the line of a story of, say, a woman who kept someone from bleeding to death by using her bra as a tourniquet, or perhaps how some women have turned the sports bra into a statement that says strong is beautiful.
No. We get more inane garbage designed to appeal to one's inner Beavis and Butthead.
May 26th 2008 4:36PM So the Hoop is willing to sacrifice a talented player for their sexism?
Their loss. I hope Jaime finds a league that gives her the challenge and the acceptance she needs while the Hoop founders in a futile attempt to replace her.
Jan 18th 2008 7:18PM 23, obviously, you've never had a miscarriage, or you get some nasty monthy cramps. I've had a miscarriage. I've also given birth twice. The miscarriage was more painful both physically and emotionally. And that's not even taking into account the obvious. Miscarriage= dead baby.
Do those of us who have suffered such losses in our own family a favor and quit calling us "weak."
Same goes for #30. Would you call that loss a "blessing" if the baby was already born? Maybe you would, I don't know. But that's just plain crass. Somebody died, get it? It doesn't matter if the baby was sick, not going to make it anyway, blah blah blah. Show some manners.
Jan 5th 2008 11:09PM Biggest freakshow?
What is this, high school? People have problems and snap all the time. Holding them up to public scorn is callous, uncaring snobbishness at its lowest. What purpose does it serve? To make "us" feel better about our miserable lives just because at least we're not "them"?
Grow up, and fix your own life before you pick on others.
Oct 9th 2007 12:00PM I personally don't feel very good about someone who doesn't believe in Jesus using Him to market anything. Jesus is important for far more than just marketing Israeli wineries to Christians, boosting tourism, and so forth. Now I don't think those are bad things. Far worse has been done disgracing the name of Jesus. However, I think care must be taken to be a bit more respectful.
May 9th 2007 11:36AM Did it ever occur to some of you that perhaps there are nice-looking, physically fit women who also are not keen on the whole idea of Playboy?
Maybe I oppose Amy Beard's decision because I see it as kowtowing to the mindset that a woman's accomplishments are only worth something if she has a hot bod. Few people care if a woman wins seven gold medals, cures cancer, or wins the Nobel Prize, unless she's hot. But if a man does the same, he is lauded and admired, even if he looks like a slug. Ever wonder why Playgirl is actually not as popular among women? There is a cultural double standard regarding gender and aesthetics, and I don't think any strong, intelligent, self-assured woman, or man, for that matter, would seek to even inadvertently reinforce that.
No, I'm not jealous. I'm just tired of being judged by attractiveness.