Sexism in the Olympics

21 Feb

I used to think ski jumping was cool, but not anymore:

Both Johnsons are among the best ski jumpers in the world. Alissa is ranked ninth among the top women who compete, about 141 spots higher than her brother sits in the men's rankings. But only 16-year-old Anders is preparing to compete for the U.S. Winter Olympic team this week in the Alps north of Turin. Not because Alissa can't fly far. But because women ski jumpers aren't allowed in the Olympics, for reasons older than the hills.

Link: Rules let a brother fly, but clip sister's wings — Newsday.com.

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