23 Apr '11, 12am

Because 'attractive presentation' > ease of playing in womens' sports? WTF is this shit? #sgfeminists

MUMBAI - The Li Ning Singapore Open, which will be held at the Indoor Stadium from June 14 to 19, will be the first tournament where all female badminton players must wear a skirt. Originally scheduled to be on May 1, the introduction of badminton's controversial "skirt rule" has now been postponed by a month to allow female shuttlers more time to adapt to the dress code, according to the game's governing body. The new Badminton World Federation (BWF) code, which requires all female players to wear skirts in major tournaments in order "to ensure attractive presentation of badminton", will now be implemented on June 1 and Singapore's super series tournament will be the first big event during that period. The BWF will now talk with the players, some of whom have objected to the principle of making skirts compulsory, saying it hampered their movement on court and made them un...

Full article: http://www.todayonline.com/Sports/EDC110423-0000305/Skirt...

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