ICYMI is Fembot’s weekly news roundup, providing you last week’s feminist and social justice news. Check out what you may have missed from the 2016 Rio Olympics!
- #RepresentationMatters for athletes: Why The Record Number Of Out LGBT+ Athletes Competing In Rio Matters
- Daily Beast writer outs international athletes – including ones from countries where their sexuality is illegal – putting their lives in danger for clickbait: Why media coverage [outing] of LGBT+ Olympic athletes is ‘simply unacceptable’
- South Africa: Lesbian Olympian Wins Silver In Rio, Faces Hatred At Home. “Javelin thrower Sunette Viljoen says she will fight for oppressed LGBT people ’till my hands are stubs.'”
- History in the making: TOP 5 FEMALE FIRSTS AT 2016 RIO OLYMPICS
- #Blackgirlmagic takes spotlight at Olympics – “America’s black female athletes have won more than two dozen of the 100-plus U.S. medal haul.”
- From the “WHY WE NEED FEMINISM” files: Top 10 Most Sexist Things To Occur At The 2016 Rio Olympics
- Just Do It: Stop Attributing The Success Of Women Olympians To Men.
- Funny headline, but much less fun behind the scenes. Olympian Fu Yuanhui reveals shocking truth: Women get periods! In China, tampons were not manufactured until 2016, and ads for period products are banned from primetime and lunchtime viewing because they’re considered “disgusting.”
- You don’t get a medal for allyship – doing the right thing in the face of inequality and injustice should be treated as the norm, not as an exceptional accomplishment – but you do get a high five! Olympic men stand up to sexism, too — because that’s not just women’s work.
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