Boldly slurped from www.gymbox.net.
All credit is theirs, copyright to them or the owner of the picture.
This picture is of Oksana Chusovitina winning World Champion on vault in 2003
I just watched her win silver on vault in Bejing.
She's a 33 year old wife and mother, with a 9 year old son.
Let me try that again...She's 33 years old.
There is no reason why older gymnasts, older any kind of athlete, can't compete.
There is no reason why we can't groom our best college gymnasts for world competition, rather than our high school athletes.
There is no reason why girls have to starve themselves to the point of losing their periods to compete.
There is no reason except that the Baby Boomer perverts who are still in charge of this culture want to watch prepubescent children in skimpy outfits on television.
And by insisting that only the prepubescent body type is attractive, by only selling clothing to fit that type, by swearing against all medical science that only that body type is healthy and that any woman who allows her body to mature to full womanhood is going to die any minute of heart disease or cancer they are making one half of this country sick and miserable. All because of their perverse thing for children.
This is proof. Let all Gen X and Y take note. Look at the women in these Olympics, look at Dana Torres and Cheryl Haworth and Oksana Chusovitina and know, know, that beauty and health are possible at any age and any size and that it is so possible to be sexy past the age of 21. And as soon as those bastards finally retire, take control and start putting that message out there. Don't let our daughters suffer the way we have.
For more on the athletes:
For more on the medical science: JunkFood Science. I can't push it often enough.