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    Wink BWF trying to bring back the 'skirts-only' proposal again

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    BWF will try to bring back the 'skirts-only' proposal again.

    Article: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/s...w/10815926.cms

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    AFP Nov 21, 2011

    SHANGHAI: Badminton officials are to resume talks over a controversial measure to force women players to wear skirts which could be in force at next year's Olympics, an official said.

    The proposal, which is aimed at boosting the sport's popularity but was shelved in May after complaints that it was sexist, will be on the agenda when the Badminton World Federation (BWF) council meets next month in New Zealand.

    The council could decide to proceed with the hotly debated measure, abandon it or defer a decision again, a spokeswoman said. The BWF council has 14 members including 12 men and two women, according to its website.

    "If the discussion is conclusive there'll be a decision," said media spokeswoman Jan Lin before this week's China Open in Shanghai.

    She confirmed that if the measure was approved it would influence the dress code at the 2012 London Olympics.

    China, Indonesia and India are among a host of countries which have raised objections, while in Malaysia, the opposition Pan-Malaysia Islamic Party (PAS) called for a boycott of tournaments.

    But the BWF argues that the rule would "raise the profile of women in the sport" and would come "as part of a holistic approach to empower women in sport", according to Lim.

    When the matter was deferred in May, officials said they would study ways to revamp both men's and women's clothing to make badminton more appealing.

    A skirts-only proposal for women fighters is also under consideration by the International Amateur Boxing Association.

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    these guys live on another planet

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    Wink These guys live on another planet

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    these guys live on another planet
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    Probably on Venus, and not Mars.

    Your comment reminded me of this song;

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EqtFn...eature=related

    I just down from the Isle of Skye
    I'm no very big but I'm awful shy
    All the lassies shout as I walk by,
    "Donald, Where's Your Trousers?"

    Let the wind blow high and the wind blow low
    Through the streets in my kilt I'll go
    All the lassies cry, "Hello!
    Donald, where's your trousers?"


    I went to a fancy ball
    It was slippery in the hall
    I was afeared that I may fall
    Because I nay had on trousers

    I went down to London town
    To have a little fun in the underground
    All the Ladies turned their heads around, saying,
    "Donald, where's your trousers?"

    The lassies love me every one
    But they must catch me if they can
    You canna put the breeks on a highland man, saying,
    "Donald, where's your trousers?"


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    Quote Originally Posted by chris-ccc View Post

    I just down from the Isle of Skye
    I'm no very big but I'm awful shy
    All the lassies shout as I walk by,
    "Donald, Where's Your Trousers?"

    Let the wind blow high and the wind blow low
    Through the streets in my kilt I'll go
    All the lassies cry, "Hello!
    Donald, where's your trousers?"


    I went to a fancy ball
    It was slippery in the hall
    I was afeared that I may fall
    Because I nay had on trousers

    I went down to London town
    To have a little fun in the underground
    All the Ladies turned their heads around, saying,
    "Donald, where's your trousers?"

    The lassies love me every one
    But they must catch me if they can
    You canna put the breeks on a highland man, saying,
    "Donald, where's your trousers?"
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    I like this one better - because the voice of a child is sung;

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i6FLF...eature=related
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