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When Travis started dating Taylor, I wondered when the Chiefs would start wearing spangled leotards but I guess her considerable powers don’t extend to NFL uniform rules.

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I competed in the late '70's - early '80's, and they didn't used to be cut to give you a wedgie for the enjoyment of the spectators. So next time you're marvelling at Simone, just think how much more pleasant it would be for her not to compete with the persistent wedgie! You also get deductions for tugging on your leotard, and I hear the rhinestones are super -scratchy and uncomfortable. I love the German women's team unitards.

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Dress codes for sports? If there'a difference between mens and women's, that's always some bullshit.

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Dress codes are always about control.

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Ta, Robyn. The worst thing about high school gym was the ugly, poorly-fitted uniforms. I was a gymnast, but never competed. I did it to increase my strength. My ballet teacher asked me to choose between gymnastics and ballet, and ballet won.

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I had a lacrosse skirt! But they gave us the option of shorts my second year at that school. It was a big deal and we all thought the times were a-changin'. This was the 70s. Never think the fight is over.

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Apr 9·edited Apr 9

Men's gymnastics is my fave Olympic sport.

The core strength on those guys!

Damn!

(And the rings are just super-human!)

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But imagine how much better the sport would be if they were in bikinis!

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Lol!

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Now do beach volleyball!

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Please do beach volleyball. Those bikini bottoms can't be comfortable.

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Definitely unrelated, but for years I have been trying to find a clip from John Waters' excellent "Desperate Living" in which Queen Carlotta (played by the venerable Edith Massey, whom my otherwise piece-of-shit father had the honor of meeting once when he went on a pilgrimage to her junk shop in Fells Point) claps and brays, "take it oooofffff, let's see some assss!" while her leather-boy honor guard languidly asks, "like this, Your Majesty?" while performing the most disaffected striptease ever.

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Make the men wear what the Aussies call "budgie smugglers"

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don’t get me started on reasons to not support the olympics, as they are numerous, but show me a pedophile who misses the summer olympics & i'll show you a visually impaired pedophile …

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The sexy uniforms have one purpose: To remind women "athletes," that they are just eye candy for the guys, and don't have to be taken seriously.

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Gymnastics. Stemming from the Greek word gymnos, or naked.

I look forward to the Olympics returning to the classical ideal.

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The ultimate dress code solution.

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A better and cheaper solution than school uniforms.

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Also the word "tics" meaning "a sudden and repetitive motor movement or vocalization that is not rhythmic and involves discrete muscle groups."

It was not necessarily as graceful and elegant historically as it is now.

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LMAO

True!

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I'll bet there was olive oil involved.

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There was a market amongst high ranking Roman women to buy the olive oil used to oil gladiators

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Fukui

I think you are making that up

🤢

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have strigil, will travel

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wait, before it was applied,

or after?

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After, of course after.

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Ew

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IKR?

That took me a minute

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Real gladiator aficionados would collect and sniff the combatants' dung to gauge their health before a match.

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aaaaand I'm out, sorry

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They were a strange bunch.

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Partly for status, partly for the idea that some of their vigor would rub off on the women.

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Partly because it made great pesto.

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(giggling inappropriately)

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Yes 😂😂

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Heh heh rub off

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(giggling)

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Ho, yass . . .

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modern pentathlon would be moar painful, I think, what with swordplay and horses and such

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Not to mention rifles and bullets.

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The waggle during the discus should be given extra points for the slap sound on release.

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Nude long jump just sounds potentially very, very uncomfortable.

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Hell yes.

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Naked hurdles.

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I think they tried that and there is a reason that went away

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I have bad body dysmorphia problems and I'm not even in a high pressure, high performance athletic environment, I can't imagine how bad it must be for these women.

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It's horrible and can scar you for life

Can confirm

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Yes, and in sports where men have to wear short/tight things, like wrestling and swimming, body dysmorphia is a huge problem.

(Wrestling has the added horror of "making weight," and as my HS boyfriend would tell me, that involved behaviors that sound pretty much exactly like what I used to do when I was suffering with an eating disorder.)

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I told my wife her underwear was too tight and far too revealing, and she said, "Fine! Wear your own underwear from now on."

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Swish!

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Apr 9·edited Apr 9

I can't wait to get home and rip my girlfriend's bra off.

The straps are so uncomfortable!

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BWAHAHAHAHA!

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Darn you, gratuitous. You just caused me to startle the cats!

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All this talk about uniforms and clothing and yet, not a word about the most offensive of all; wearing socks with sandals.

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I wore socks with Tevas when rafting down the Grand Canyon. No fucking way was I going to risk sunburn on the top of my feet.

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There's something to be said for experience.

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There is even more to be said about learning from someone else's experience.

It's usually called progress.

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I wear socks with sandals because my feet are always cold, no matter the weather. I've grown to like the look a great deal. I think Birks and socks look pretty damn stylish. I did not know I was offensive. Sigh.

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When I retire, I'll adopt the "Bermuda shorts with black socks and dress loafers" look.

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I wear socks with sandals when I choose to go full Retirement Drag.

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I wear socks with sandals because I don't want to offend with my grody toes.

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Or Crocs with no socks. Or just Crocs period.

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Are Crocs still standard chef wear?

Or did that fad go out with Mario Batali's harassment charges...?

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not all crocs! my crocs are vintage - made in canada, purchased in provincetown in a shop called 'last plane out' a very very long time ago.

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I thought Crocs were created in Colorado

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Last Flight Out!!!!!!!!!

I know that place very well! And we have purchased items from it, also too!!!!!!

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Mario Batali has entered the chat and got arrested

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I will scroll down next time, I promise

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"Low self-esteem and appearance anxiety can be seeded early on in a girl’s life, especially when puberty kicks in and body satisfaction is already in decline. This can lead to teenage girls developing a body image or eating disorder, and dropping out of physical activity altogether."

We have a 12 year old girl and this kind of shit freaks me out.

It freaks her out even more, obvs, but man it's a hard time all around.

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