Comments on: Boxer Girl, Give Us A Twirl /2011/11/01/boxer-girl-give-us-a-twirl/ A feminist pop culture adventure Wed, 02 Nov 2011 16:31:43 +0000 hourly 1 By: Miranda /2011/11/01/boxer-girl-give-us-a-twirl/#comment-1936 Wed, 02 Nov 2011 16:31:43 +0000 In reply to Vee.

Yes, that entire whole bit is just so baffling. It reminds me of the Caster Semenya row a bit because it’s so ludicrous.

By: Vee /2011/11/01/boxer-girl-give-us-a-twirl/#comment-1935 Wed, 02 Nov 2011 13:25:08 +0000 In reply to Vee.

Ahem… Thing the second:

I can’t even find the words for this.

By: Vee /2011/11/01/boxer-girl-give-us-a-twirl/#comment-1934 Wed, 02 Nov 2011 13:22:12 +0000 AIBA asked boxers to trial the skirts, which they said would allow spectators to distinguish them from men.

What… I… what?

Thing the first:
I know pretty much nothing about boxing of any sort (although I have seen Million Dollar Baby, and it made me cry so hysterically it took me neartly twenty minutes to stop hyperventilating) but I find it utterly incredulous that the AIBA could possibly believe the fans cannot tell the difference between male and female boxers. At the very least, are bouts not scheduled and signposted, so the fans can literally see who is competing? Shame, shame, shame on you for assuming your fans are that ignorant and/or stupid.

Thing the second:

By: Miranda /2011/11/01/boxer-girl-give-us-a-twirl/#comment-1933 Tue, 01 Nov 2011 17:56:46 +0000 In reply to Ephrael.

I do love Roller Derby. Thanks for that :)

By: Ephrael /2011/11/01/boxer-girl-give-us-a-twirl/#comment-1932 Tue, 01 Nov 2011 17:17:27 +0000 Regarding male roller derby players in skirts:
At the Southern Discomfort (South England) vs Quad Guards (Toulouse) bout, played at Earls Court, London, in October; ‘Jay Pegg (f11)’ played in a skirt. No particular fuss was raised.