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Go for the Gold, Melissa Seidemann!

Posted on | August 6, 2012 | 14 Comments

Having previously made clear my enthusiasm for water polo — the Official Olympic Sport for Guys Who Like Full-Grown Women — I am pleased to report that the U.S. team won its quarterfinal match yesterday, defeating Italy 9-6, thanks to Our Favorite Player:

Melissa Seidemann scored on all three of her shots and captain Brenda Villa added two goals to lift the United States past Italy 9-6 in women’s water polo.
Kelly Rulon scored twice for the Americans and Betsey Armstrong came up with 13 saves.
“I think the staple of our team is the defense. We count on Betsey so much, she did an awesome job today,” said Seidemann.

Yesterday, I got a note from Dana at First Street Journal, who is angry that ESPN magazine didn’t think Melissa — 6 feet tall, with a reported weight of more than 180 pounds — was suitable for their issue featuring the Olympic women’s water polo team nude:

Miss Seidermann worked hard to excel in water polo, a demanding, exhausting sport, and perhaps you can say that these particular photos were demeaning to all of the women on the team, but if they were going to do a photo shoot like this, Miss Seidermann should have been included, or the shoot not done at all. Weight bias is one of the last things in our society it’s not politically incorrect to express, but Miss Seidermann demonstrates that you don’t have to be a size six to be an athlete.

Exactly! If ESPN is going to treat Olympic athletes as sex objects, why cheat the deluxe-size ladies out of their moment of nude glory?

Is ESPN discriminating against Melissa? Are only skinny women deserving of admiration at ESPN?

This sends a very harmful and negative message to larger women — and angers those of us men who don’t mind a little more to love.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Shawny-Lee/100001989148504 Shawny Lee

    And here’s another highly successful WOMAN it must piss them off to report on.

  • Quartermaster

    I personally don’t like “stick insects” type wyminz. I likes mine softly rounded and feminine. Any guy who likes wymin that are built like 10 year old boys with boobs glued on will get no competition from me.

    I don’t care for wymin that pose nude for photos to be viewed by strange guys either. It’s entirely possible that she did not wish to join the others in self exposure.

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

    U-S-A! U-S-A! U-S-A!

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

    Who you callin’ strange, Quartermaster?

  • Larry E

    The large-economy size women need love and attention too. Maybe some of us large-economy size men want to see them.

    I also want to see some pics of those amphibious horses they ride in that water polo event. Those must be some talented creatures.

  • Quartermaster

    I didn’t even use the word “strange.” Are you feeling guilty? Doest thine heart smite you from within?

  • Quartermaster

    Mistyped. Strange in this case means “unknown.” Decent men, however, do not peruse sites with feminine nudity.

  • Trooper York

    Most of these metro sexual douches who are journalists can’t handle a real woman. Which is a woman who has a woman’s body in all of it’s curvy glory.

  • Trooper York

    The only thing worse than a skinny journalist is a lawyer who is a fathead. Just sayn’

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

    Very true Trooper, I hear they also make great customers for  Lee Lee’s Valise! 

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

    Most of those metrosexual douches who are journalists don’t want a real woman…they just role play.  

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Shawny-Lee/100001989148504 Shawny Lee

    LOL…..no hoss Larry.  That means those talented creatures have legs which would crush a wussy man.