Friday, February 26, 2010

Olympic Criticism

I think there should be an Olympics for criticism. I have lots of it! The one thing that is sticking in my craw at the moment, is the female figure skaters. Not that they aren't wonderful, they are, but the costumes are, for lack of a better word, repugnant!

Skating outfits have always been a little "off". But please, with all the attention to detail in their routines, is it too much to expect their legs to match their arms? What is with the skin tone on these outfits? The legs are always 4 shades darker than the torso and arms, and I don't understand why. To say nothing of the ridiculous frilly skirts that spend all kinds of time flying up over their butts, and distracting everyone from the actual skating.

The skaters train hard and have gorgeous bodies. The lines they make while skating are captivating, and even more so if you can actually see them! That's why the men are so much fun to watch. There was one woman in the pairs skating that wore a suit that really showed her lines and made her fun to watch. I for one would love to see a shift in women's skating to this type of outfit. If this isn't the future of women's figure skating, I do hope they'll at least think about making their bodies appear to belong to one person! So I can stop worrying that the bottom half will take off in a different direction from the top!

Surely this is a gold medal criticism, and they will be playing my song when I decide which country I want to represent. The place where I was born, or the place I'm going because they haven't made laws based on letting me know I'm not worthy of the same civil rights as my heterosexual superiors, but I can still enjoy paying the same amount of taxes just the same! Hmmm....


Baino said...

At least you're seeing some skating. Our coverage is woeful! Saw a gold medal effort last night then back to that bloody woman who won gold in the Arial . .just because she's an Aussie, she's plastered all over the shop! Oh . .same sex marriage bill here was thwarted again yesterday . . who's business is it anyway? Gay and Lesbian couples have exactly the same rights as anyone else here but they can't legally marry. Stupid, stupid, stupid!

RED MOJO said...

Thanks Baino, I can always count on you to back me up! :) *loves*

heartinsanfrancisco said...

It's completely uncivilized for any country to treat its citizens differently according to sexual orientation, and deeply disappointing that our government is not more responsive to ALL its people.

The skating costumes have always been tacky, but I adore good figure skating anyway.

roro said...

I am SO with you on the weird "nude" tights that don't match anyone's skin. It's so distracting - especially when they cover their skates with it. Are we supposed to think they're growing blades right out of their feet? Wait a minute - MAYBE THEY ARE!!

I also wince every time some young female skater gets a wedgie on the ice. That...can't be comfortable.