This is ridiculous…
Sure it will distinguish them from men, but so would wearing pink gloves. Startlingly, the underlying opinion is also that “they’re more elegant”. Seriously? Somehow wearing a short skirt is suddenly elegant and feminine? It’s definitely not modest. Well, in hooker-chic-terms maybe. But the juxtaposition of wearing a skirt and bashing someone’s face in? Ripping from GK: Just wearing a skirt doesn’t make you elegant any more than standing in your garage makes you a car.
“Just going to church doesn’t make you a Christian any more than standing in your garage makes you a car.” G.K. Chesterton
Full story here, bits below.
During last year’s World Championships, the Amateur International Boxing Association (AIBA) presented competitors with skirts, rather than the usual shorts, which it wanted to “phase in for international competitions”.
AIBA asked boxers to trial the skirts, which they said would allow spectators to distinguish them from men, but at last week’s European Championships in Rotterdam only two nations – Poland and Romania – had taken on the alternative outfits.
Poland Boxing actually took it a step further and made it compulsory for their boxers to wear skirts, saying they are more “elegant”.
“By wearing skirts, in my opinion, it gives a good impression, a womanly impression,” Poland coach Leszek Piotrowski told BBC Sport. “Wearing shorts is not a good way for women boxers to dress.
“At the world championships in Barbados, Romania wore skirts from AIBA. We decided to design our own, they’re more elegant.”
While AIBA advises that its new uniform is optional and they have no plans to make it compulsory, some leading boxers have questioned the integrity of the suggestion.