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Letter: Eyes up, please

  • Author: Marguerite Iverson
    | Opinion
  • Updated: September 10
  • Published September 10

It was with great dismay that I read this morning’s ADN article about a swimmer’s so-called “uniform violation.” In this day and age, we should be teaching and encouraging respect for young women’s bodies. Instead, the article quoted an official’s observation of “butt cheek touching butt cheek.”

Seriously? If that statement were not sufficiently appalling, I find out from further reading that there are actual directives to swimming coaches about the “intergluteal cleft.” I could have sworn that these competitions were about young swimmers taking part in healthy, wholesome activities.

I would suggest that swimming officials take their eyes off the rear ends of these young ladies and instead focus on the athletic abilities and accomplishments of our students.

— Marguerite Iverson

Anchorage

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