BBC, Daily Mail, Good Morning America: 'Let Them Wear Shorts' WIN global media coverage
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'.Read more
Media Release: International Handball Federation scraps sexist bikini rule after global campaign
The International Handball Federation [IHF] has changed its rules governing women’s uniforms, now allowing tank tops and shorts instead of bikini bottoms and crop tops.Read more
#LetThemWearShorts victory: International Handball Federation scraps bikini rule
61k supporters called for change to sexist uniform regsRead more
On the brink of a radical dress code change: #LetThemWearShorts petition update
MTR interview with Talitha StoneRead more
Let them wear shorts! Talitha Stone's urgent message to handball bosses
'Why does the International Handball Federation even have this rule?'Read more
Petition to Handball heads: Drop the fine and let them wear shorts!
Talitha Stone's change.org petition
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As an Aussie sports-loving woman living in Norway, I am really disturbed to see the Norwegian women’s beach handball team fined for not playing in bikinis at the Euro 21 match with Spain.Read more
Media Release: Let them wear shorts! Aussie woman’s petition to swap bikinis for shorts in women’s handball
Aussie woman living in Norway launches petition calling on handball heads to replace bikinis with shortsRead more
Sexploitation of women in sport
As published by www.ausport.gov.au Reprinted with permissionRead more