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Feminists Celebrate Chi-Com Swimmer, Exaggerate Olympic Record

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!

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  • http://thecampofthesaints.org Bob Belvedere

    And here I thought all this disappeared after The Iron Curtain fell – fool me.

  • http://qwertyaltofuori.blogspot.com Red

    It’s the Olympics. No one cares after it’s over and only get worked up while it’s going on. Let the girl have her win. Lord only knows what she puts up with at home in freedom loving China.

  • jwallin

    Hey, it they want to match times and scores of men vs women, why not let them compete against each other?

    In these days of supposed egalitarianism uber alles, why do we still have anachronistic men only and women only competitions?

    You want to make comparisons ladies? Then demand that women/men be allowed to compete against each other IN ALL SPORTS!!

    Go ahead you female fascisti, I double dog dare you.

  • jwallin

    I wouldn’t be so quick to assume that the Chinese have it worse than us these days vis a vis freedom.

    Know what I mean?

  • http://qwertyaltofuori.blogspot.com Red

    True but I also wouldn’t be so quit to assume they have it better either. Just different. I miss Reagan-era America–flaws and all.

  • http://qwertyaltofuori.blogspot.com Red

    Men would get stomped ;-)

  • http://www.haemet.blogivists.com/ Roxeanne de Luca

    As to what someone else said above: as a conservative feminist, I know and need other people to understand that women cannot compete head-to-head with men.

    I talked to a nice (albeit thoroughly unathletic) young man the other day who complained about Title IX and posited that we should do away with gender-segregated sports and just have men and women compete against each other.

    To which I, and every former athlete at the table, said in unison, “Women can’t compete against men.”   Once I had explained via swimming and track records, how the times that will win women’s NCAA nationals can’t even be competitive at a high school meet against men, he understood, but was surprised that the differences were that acute.

    I was a  Title IX girl.   Get rid of the knowledge of how acute the gender disparities are, and you destroy women’s sports.  Destroy, for many women whose lives (and bodies) are enriched by athletics.

  • All Man

    The problem is that the left is working 24/7 to convince children that the sexes are the same, or that women are superior. Your story reflects this. It’s staggering that someone could grow to young adulthood and believe as that guy did.

  • http://evilbloggerlady.blogspot.com/ Evi L. Bloggerlady

    I thought it was a fascinating article.  Really really good.  

  • FeministequalsFuckwit

    You must be a little slow. Let’s compare male physiology vs female physiology.

    Male body=80% muscle
    Female body =80% fat

    Men would get stomped by sacks of jelly with no upper body strength? Pffffft…please,bitch.

  • http://qwertyaltofuori.blogspot.com Red

    Uh-oh. Sounds like someone’s butthurt from getting stomped. Go ‘please bitch’ yourself, clown. It’s called sarcasm.

  • jwallin

    Maybe so in some sports but at least they wouldn’t whine about losing because of discrimination or the Patriarchy. (whatever that is.)

  • jwallin

    enriched by athletics while men’s sports are trashed by title IX.

    That’s fair?

  • http://qwertyaltofuori.blogspot.com Red

    Seriously, I don’t care either way.

  • http://www.haemet.blogivists.com/ Roxeanne de Luca

    How are men’s sports “trashed” by Title IX?  Moreover, would they be “trashed” in the same way that welfare queens would be “trashed” by an end to the entitlement society?

    Men were 50% of the population and got almost 100% of the funding.  Now, maybe you’re bad at math, but explain to me how Title IX ‘s proportional representation scheme is biased.  Moreover, explain why men are entitled to 100% of the funding in the first place.

    Fact is, “Men’s sports have suffered under Title IX”s a tired old talking point that has been debunked too many times to count. Whether it be to use a tiny number of universities that do not lose money on some sports to bash a programme that applies at 3,000 colleges and several thousand high schools, or mis-stating the law, or ignoring the way the NCAA screws up university sports and blames it on Title IX, it’s been debunked. 

    (For the record, I do not give an airborne duck if “women’s health” is “trashed” by  a system that either charges women more insurance or limits our benefits in order to equalise payouts between the sexes.)

  • http://thepagantemple.blogspot.com/ ThePaganTemple

    But-but-but-they have far nicer airports.

  • EternalAnachronism

     Don’t be silly.  The women wouldn’t come close.

  • EternalAnachronism

     You must be very well adjusted. I think that American Thinker piece would bother a lot of today’s women.

  • http://qwertyaltofuori.blogspot.com Red

    Ha!….I wouldn’t know.

  • http://evilbloggerlady.blogspot.com/ Evi L. Bloggerlady

    Weak women annoy me.  Strong women would appreciate it.  

  • dwduck

    “50% of the population = 50% of the money” is so naive and clueless a thesis that only a social justice major could have thought it up.