Posted on | August 3, 2012 | 21 Comments
Feminists can ruin anything, even a 16-year-old’s gold medal. When China’s Ye Shiwen set a record time in the 400-meter individual medley, headline writers created the false impression that she swam faster than the men’s champion, Ryan Lochte. Selwyn Duke at The American Thinker explains the misperception:
The confusion stems from the fact that Ye did swim the final 50m of her 400m race marginally faster than Lochte swam his last 50, which rightfully raised eyebrows. Yet there were men in Lochte’s race who swam that short stretch faster than Lochte (and Ye, of course), yet no one implies that they “beat” the men’s gold medalist.
In fact, Ye’s record time for the full 400 meters was 23 seconds slower than Lochte, and also 14 seconds slower than the last-place finisher in the men’s 400-meter IM event. But why let facts get in the way of celebrating feminist-inspired androgynous egalitarianism, eh?
Communist China is the kind of country feminists admire: A totalitarian dictatorship with compulsory population control policies that include forced abortions. And let’s face it, Ye is a natural as a feminist: “Many times she has been turned away from the female changing rooms because she is mistaken for a boy.”
The Rachel Maddow of China!