Too Tough for Men
March 2, 2012
It is no coincidence that the only Olympic sports contested solely by women are the only ones that require athletes to wear eyeliner and lipstick. Rhythmic gymnasts and synchronised swimmers wear leotards and faces that spangle and glitter – the way you look is just as important as the way you move. Is this the last bastion of traditional lady-like behaviour in the face of muscular feminism?