Spain: sexist items for squash champions


Together with the trophies; they got a vibrator; depilatory wax and a callus file.

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Spain: sexist items for squash champions

The champion Elisabet Sado (proper) with Maribel Toyos; member of the Asturias Squash Federation.

The prizes received by the champions, in addition to the trophies that are traditionally awarded.

The prizes acquired by the champions; along with the trophies which might be historically awarded.

“Issues should change!” That is the opinion of Elisabet Sado; after her victory within the Asturias squash championship; in Oviedo (northeast Spain); on Could 11. Together with the trophy provided to all of the winners; she acquired … a vibrator! His runners-up on the rostrum acquired depilatory wax and an electrical file to take away calluses; whereas the lads acquired nothing however the conventional trophy.

Grievance filed with the federation

“We have been shocked. We have been shocked. We expect it is actually sexist;” mentioned the seven-time Spanish champion and one-time world champion.

It is usually to denounce the sexism that also exists in sport that she and the opposite winners despatched their “prizes” to the Squash Federation and there they filed ajournaltimeplaint. “Nothing like this has ever occurred to us previously;” Maribel Toyos; a member of the federation’s board of administrators; advised “El País”.

Resignations between the organizers

Made public by means of a radio program devoted to girls’s sport; the case has rocked the Iberian Peninsula since Monday. He requested for the resignation of the members of thejournaltimemittee of the squash membership of Oviedo; organizer of the championship. The latter additionally admitted that the items “have been inappropriate” and that what occurred was “unacceptable.”

“I hope this by no means occurs once more and that we bear in mind the truth that sport will not be almost as egalitarian as we expect;” concluded Elisabet Sado.

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