Tried something new this morning, skipped morning radio and found some well-written gems about male v female privileges at the Rio Olympics.
About a week ago, Gymnast Gabby Douglas (20), made headlines because she did not put her hand over her heart during the national anthem, and for her assumed “bad attitude” after she lost out in one of her disciplines.
She was made to answer for all this. I mean she’s just 20 years old to be exposed to such backlash. She’s not used to losing; plus the expectations were that she would dominated as she had done at the previous games.
Meanwhile, 32 year-old USA swimmer Ryan Lochte and team-mates Gunnar Bentz, Jack Conger and Jimmy Feigen lied about being “robbed at gunpoint” on Sunday in Brazil.
After they were found out to be lying, Rio 2016 spokesman Mario Andrada said:
“Let’s give these kids a break. Sometimes you take actions that you later regret. They are magnificent athletes,” Andrada said. “Lochte is one of the best swimmers of all times. They had fun. They made a mistake. It’s part of life. Life goes on. Let’s go.”
I found that very interesting, that a 32 year old could be called a kid, but a 20 year old is expected to be a grown up.