Russian former figure skating world champion Irina Slutskaya says it is ‘unusual’ to see male performers ‘who want to be like women’ as she spoke out against men competing in the typically feminine sport of rhythmic gymnastics.
Somehow this article showed up in my Yahoo News figure skating alert,despite my disdain for Russian Propaganda.
I found this quotation very rich:
So ironic—considering Miss Slutskaya,in her best days,skated like a truck driver afflicted with terminal scoliosis. Her skating was certainly devoid of any sense of beauty,delicacy or feminine aesthetic. Shall we cancel her as well?“This is unusual for us. Rhythmic gymnastics from time immemorial has been a sport for beautiful, delicate, aesthetic girls,” Slutskaya told Krasovsky.
However,I do agree that this gymnast's costumes are vulgar,inappropriate and detract from the sport. Save the flamboyant attire for the after-hours nightclub.