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Because nobody wants equality, they want preferential treatment

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Tennis legend Billie Jean King has been advocating for years for preferential treatment for female tennis players. King has long been an advocate for equal pay for women doing less work in professional tennis. And most recently, she has rallied to the cause of special treatment for delicate female sensibilities.

While the past two weeks in sports have been dominated by the NFL's Deflate-gate controversy, professional tennis has been playing out the first Major tournament of the season with it's own, albeit less celebrated, controversy: Twirl-gate. The uproar stems from a second round victory for Canadian Eugenie Bouchard over The Netherlands' Kiki Bertens in this summer's Australian Open. After the match an interviewer mentioned tweet Bouchard had made the day before expressing admiration for an outfit Serena Williams had worn, and subsequently complemented Bouchard on her own attire. Explaining that "Serena was good enough to give us a twirl," he asked Bouchard if she would do the same. A slightly embarrassed Bouchard shyly obliged.


This has since resulted in a backlash, with charges of sexism. King posted her own tweet in response saying "This is truly sexist. If you ask the women, you have to ask the guys to twirl as well. Let's focus on competition and accomplishments of both genders and not our looks." Which raises an interesting question. Why didn't she jump up in arms days earlier to the defense of Rafael Nadal? During Kia's Drive Time pre-tournament interview Nadal was ask to take off his shirt so that female fans could admire him.


Of course, explicitly asking for nudity from a man for the admiration of women is not as offensive as admiring a woman's clothing. Because, ya know....women.
 

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Equality is a word that is often misused by the far left drones here. Equality does not exist in nature nor at the Super Bowl.
 

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I am a big fan of East German Women's Olympic Weightlifters.
 

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I'm NOT a big fan of American decathletes anymore...since Brucianique Jenner exited the closet.
 

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I'm NOT a big fan of American decathletes anymore...since Brucianique Jenner exited the closet.

They are going to have to redo the Wheaties box now.
 

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Keep the cash but bring back the frilly panties, that's half the fun of watching women play tennis.
 

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I'm NOT a big fan of American decathletes anymore...since Brucianique Jenner exited the closet.
I just read that last night. I don't follow celeb crap. Wonder what her name will be and who the hell was this guy then?
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Keep the cash but bring back the frilly panties, that's half the fun of watching women play tennis.

I never quite got into the frilly panties look. It almost looked like a diaper from a distance.
 

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"This is truly sexist. If you ask the women, you have to ask the guys to twirl as well. Let's focus on competition and accomplishments of both genders and not our looks."

This ^^^


Why is this in Politics?
 

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"This is truly sexist. If you ask the women, you have to ask the guys to twirl as well. Let's focus on competition and accomplishments of both genders and not our looks."

This ^^^

So it's cool to ask Nadal to take off his clothes? That was cool, but asking a woman to briefly show off her outfit is sexist?

Why is this in Politics?

Seems we talk alot about the misguided antics that are called "equality" in politics quite often.
 

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In other sports news, scores from last might, 3 to 2, 2 to 3, 6 to 5, all ending in ties. Rematches are scheduled for 2:00 AM on the 25th, or the 26th, or the 27th, depending on moon phase. In weather, partly cloudy except where it'll be mostly sunny, except in the northeast where reports are slow coming in. In other news, Obama schedules news conference, topic yet to be determined. In the Obit section, John Q. Public passed without a will, insurance, job, home, or savings. Tune in tomorrow for the latest on the cop slayings around the country. -------- Apple Turnipseed reporting from TITTY news room in San Spanola. Good day.
 

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