Thursday, August 9, 2012

Mirror Mirror Spell Tries to Reek Havoc at the Olympics

Yes, I've been tuned to the Olympics these past two weeks.  I can only dream of competing at the level these amazing athletes have done across my TV screen.
This has been an amazing historic Olympics.  Every country competing has sent women athletes.  How cool is that? And a man with prosthetic legs made it to the semi finals in his race.... Amazing. 
Saddly, the Mirror Mirror Spell has showed up.  I’ve hyperlinked to three articles.  All I can say is: “Really?”  I thought the Olympics are about playing your game at the top level with athletes from all over the world.  The ancient Greeks used the games to honor the Gods and Goddesses.  Focusing on one's hair and body shapes and sizes to tear another down isn't about honoring the temple of another or honoring any Gods or Goddesses for that matter.  

I heard a quote yesterday - "We are all images of love only we come in different disguises and with different talents."  I think this concept is another key in breaking the Mirror Mirror Spell.  

Olympic Weightlifter Holley Mangold Says Get Over Her Fat
Deborah Dunham
Since when did the Olympics become all about being sexy versus competing, representing your country and striving for a gold medal? Like, suddenly the way a female athlete looks is an open invitation for the body-snarking, fat-shaming comments to begin. But if you ask American weightlifter, Holley Mangold (who happens to be the heaviest woman at the Games this summer), she is proud of her weight and is fighting back–and so are many other Olympic women. (Read More)
Fat? We are fit. Get over it, say women athletes
Brenda Goldsmith
American weightlifter Holley Mangold tips the scales at 346 pounds (157 kilograms) and she is proud of being the heaviest woman at the London Olympics.

Mangold, 22, who competed in the women's 75 kilogram-plus division, is one of growing number of women athletes speaking out at their frustration with the public scrutiny of their body size and image rather than their fitness and skills.

At the 2012 Olympics, a list of top female athletes have hit back at critics who have called them fat including British heptathlon champion Jessica Ennis, Australian swimmer Liesel Jones, and the Brazilian women's soccer team. (Read More)

Gabby Douglas' Hair: How Did Olympic History Turn Into A Hair Debate?
Julee Wilson

As the controversy surrounding Gabby Douglas' hair drags on, we're left wondering: how did it get to this point?

It's still shocking that while Douglas was busy rewriting Olympic history and making the country proud, a string of negative Twitter comments about her "unkempt" hair stole the spotlight. Some are blaming the media for that shift in focus to Douglas' hair, while others see the story as a segue into a much broader subject: black women's hair.  (Read More)

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