Hypersexuality in the Rio 2016 Olympics
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Hypersexuality in the Rio 2016 Olympics

A look into hypersexuality in the Olympics

Hypersexuality in the Rio 2016 Olympics

The time is here once again. The Olympics are here and everyone across the globe is tuning in! Whether you're at home getting ready for school to start, working in an office, or even watching for the first time; the Olympics in Rio this year is drawing a lot of attention from its' viewers. So far we have seen a lot of new things happen in Rio 2016. From the first Gold Medal won in Women's Archery, to the devastating fails from some of the athletes such as Men's Gymnastics a few days ago. The Olympics brings out the best athletes that each country has to offer. On the flip side, we have seen some great accomplishments from our women, and a lot of controversy has been brought up. One of the most interesting buzzes this week has been the undercutting of Female athletes. Another aspect of the female athletes realm is hypersexualization of all female athletes as well, on all levels.

As a society, we look at women for all of their physical features, and want to make sure that we critique every single thing that they do. Recently this week, we brought up another far too known topic of hair against one of the best female gymnast that is on the Team USA Gymanstics team: Gabby Douglas.

This is a prime example. Once again, we have seen that this country has definitely chosen to look at a woman for her physical appearance, hair, rather than her actual ability as an athlete. This amazing athlete has done the most, and definitely deserving of all of her credit that she has been given. However, we have brought up a sense of hypersexualization to her about something as simple as here hair, rather than worrying about the fact that the Team USA Women's Gymnastics team has won best All-Around Gold.

Another example would be how we hand our women roses, instead of just the rightful medal and congratulations that they deserve like the men get. Once again we have shown that we are more focused on the female athlete as a woman, not as a specific athlete, and some celebrities are fed up like Molly Wood.


The tweet above described the anger of many of the specatators of the Rio 2016 Olympics. Women are more than just their bodies, they deserve the respect, medals, and congratulations that men get such as Michael Phelps.

As a nation, and world, we need to strive to stop objectifying women. For centuries, we have been doing this, and even in 2016 on a global stage, we are continuing to do so. There needs to global effort to stop the hypersexualization and exploitation of women, and it begins at home. We can move past all of this, but we need everyone on the same page.

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