Scrapped bikini rule sparks hope for 'end of sexism and objectification of women and girls in sport'
Overnight, Talitha Stone's #LetThemWearShorts petition victory attracted global media attention. Launched in July, the petition called on the International Handball Federation to dump its requirement for women beach handball players to compete in bikini bottoms and to allow them to wear shorts. Talitha announced a win last week after the IHF swapped bikinis for shorts in its updated Beach Handball Rules of the Game.
Norwegian Handball Federation President Kåre Geir Lio has since told media that 'female players had told him they played better in the tight shorts, and were “very satisfied” with their new ability to choose the length'.
Here are some media highlights:
Talitha Stone on Radio New Zealand - click image below to listen
Handball federation changes uniform rules after bikini row
Handball federation changes uniform rules after pressure over ‘sexist’ bikini rule
Handball federation scraps 'sexist' rule requiring female players to wear bikinis
International Handball Federation reverses decision to force women's beach handball players to wear bikini bottoms
Beach handball players celebrate end of 'archaic' rule mandating bikini bottoms
Handball governing body changes clothing regulations after allegations of sexism
Handball Federation gets rid of bikini uniform rule after accusations of sexism: "Why should female athletes be punished for wearing an outfit which is functional and practical?"
Handball federation changes uniform requirements after 'sexist' bikini rule outcry
Handball Bosses Backtrack on Bikinis to Allow Women to Play in Shorts
Handball officials ditch women’s bikini rule following global outcry
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Handball Federation Finally Scraps Sexist Bikini Rule With Uniform Changes
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‘Australian activist & US popstar Pink have helped force International Handball Federation to change regs on women’s uniforms, following global outrage at Norwegian women’s beach handball team being fined for refusing to play in bikinis’— Collective Shout (@CollectiveShout) November 1, 2021
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