August 9, 2006, - 2:33 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
So much for feminist activists who claim they’re for equality in sports. They aren’t.
Proof of that is what happened to a men’s synchronized swim team. The San Francisco Tsunami Swim Club has been barred from a meet at Stanford University. The International Olympic Committee designated synchronized swimming as a “women-only” sport and barred the men from performing an exhibition at the FINA World Masters Championships.
On the other hand, it’s hard to say whether men who participate in synchronized swimming are really men. And in this case, the team is from San Francisco (not that there’s anything wrong with that).
Read the hilarious details of these “men” who just want to dance in the water.
Nothing in this post is to be interpreted as an endorsement of the view that synchronized swimming is a sport. It isn’t.
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