Rachel Charlene Lewis
August 11, 2016 10:55 am
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In reasons why, yet again, we’re really glad we DGAF about what men think about whether or not we wear makeup, Fox News guests Bo Dietl and Mark Simone debated with host Tamara Holder about whether women in the Rio Olympics should have to wear makeup. Because, you know, the beauty of the female olympians is what the Olympics is really about. Our feminist hearts are on fire in the *worst* way.

The segment on Fox’s Sports Court  was all the proof we need that dudes should probably keep their mouths shut when it comes to the appearances of female athletes. It’s about as sexist as it gets, and we are *not pleased.*

Here are a few ~gems~ from the sexist B.S. spewed on Fox.

 

“I think when you see an athlete,” Dietl says of female olympians. “Why should I have to look at some chick’s zits?”

Because only women’s zits are gross, because, ew, it proves we’re just human. 

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Simone doesn’t disagree. “The better you look, the better your career as an athlete.”

I, just, no. That makes literally no sense.

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“Why not a little blush on her lips, and cover those zits!” Dietl says. “I like to see a person who wins that gold medal go up there and look beautiful.” 

Because it doesn’t matter that you just won a gold medal. What matters is whether or not you have pimples while you accept your incredible achievement! Duh.

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Dietl adds, “Would you put money behind a gal that won the gold who looks like a washed-out rag? No.” 

Ah, thank you, sir, for the wisdom. We’ll definitely understand why you of all people are giving beauty advice. Why just let female Olympians bask in their absolutely incredible talent when we can pick them apart based on their looks?!

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Whether you wear makeup or not, we support you. Literally nothing matters less than the thoughts of two random dudes who think that their sexual attractiveness to a woman decides her value. One day, our society will recognize that we are PEOPLE, people who get zits and roll out of bed looking like crap and who are flawed and have value despite all of that. Until then, middle fingers high, high up to anyone who thinks they are somehow the arbiter of beauty, talent, and success.

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