Posted: Mar 01, 2014 12:07 am
by tuco
TMB wrote:
tuco wrote:Who is the source of the pressures mentioned? Twitter?

If men were to be subject to the same pressures about their appearance as women are, something that runs deep in the makeup of both men and women, would we also require that women are treated equally to men in terms of athletic and sports ability.


If .. who would put such pressure on them? Women on twitter?

Anyway, I feel I am missing the point here, can you elaborate more?


As noted in the various articles, the specific athlete said she had been pressured from various sources. Why do you aks?


I skimmed one article. The question was half-rhetorical.

If she was bullied/trolled over net, its not exceptional, is expected, and perhaps she should resist, in the words of the article: come to terms with her own body image. Other celebrities are under similar scrutiny. At the same time, since I know nothing about Rebecca Adlignton, her boyfriend could pressure her or I dunno competitors. So I honestly did not know
what the years of taunting, trolling and cruel quips meant.

I understood this part, kind of, but then the link to performing on the same level as her counterparts escaped me, same as this part: If men were to be subject to the same pressures about their appearance as women are .. hence: Who will put them under such pressure? Because if its only hypothetical, then there are only hypothetical answers - anything.