Yes, it’s true: the world is unfair, and now we have more evidence. In a recent press conference on the subject, both male and female Olympic beach volleyball players acknowledge the glaring double standard in their regulation uniforms. The ladies wear teeny bikins, whilst their male counterparts don full-on t-shirts and shorts. The women—among them American player April Ross and British team member Denise Jones—said they’ve been arguing for a long time that the men should be as scantily clad as them, if for no other reason than simply to bring more outside attention to the sport. In other words, sex sells.
“We argue for [the men to go sans shirts] all the time,” Ross said. “Men have such amazing bodies, too. They shouldn’t be wearing tank tops. Give them shorts and make them go without a shirt.”
The male players tended to disagree (shocking). “I think [men wearing Speedos] would [draw attention to the game], but I don’t think it would be a positive effect,” American player Todd Rogers, who won the gold medal in 2008, said. “It just doesn’t look as beautiful. The reality is men are driven more by their vision and women are not, so I just don’t think it would help. I’ve practiced in Brazil where the Brazilians are wearing Speedos and it just doesn’t look good. To see a guy’s package is just not the same.”
Stop the presses! A heterosexual man is arguing that he doesn’t like to look at male bodies as much as he likes to look at female bodies, and that men are “more driven by their vision”?! They should just cancel the Olympics completely, because hell has frozen over.
Should the men go shirtless? We obviously think so! It’s only fair. And don’t act so new; ladies love eye candy too. Check out the photos below, and tell us what you think…
this is some kind of spaceship or something.
[via Huffington Post]