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
Image: News topped The Daily Beast's headline list
‘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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