Who run the world?
Women competing in Rio are owning the podium, gloriously racking up medals without abandon or f**ks given.
Update: America has a princess now. It's Simone Biles. pic.twitter.com/4REok7QIfU— HuffPostWomen (@HuffPostWomen) August 9, 2016
Not that some Olympic commentators and newspaper headlines — who have downplayed the incredible record-breaking women's achievements at this year's Summer Games — have noticed.
This headline is a metaphor for basically the entire world. pic.twitter.com/5WpQa04N0o— Nancy Leong (@nancyleong) August 14, 2016
Aside from a bunch of rampant sexism going on in the media coverage of Rio 2016, plenty of systemic barriers have prevented women in the Olympics from succeeding. Rigid sex-testing regulations made track-and-fielders choose between medication or invasive procedures, Forbes reports.
For shattering expectations and defying terrible headlines, the women in the slideshow below are kicking ass in Rio and are proving sporting excellence "for a girl" is absolute garbage.
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