Monday, August 6, 2012


“The 2012 London Olympics were destined to be notable for female participation when…three countries – Brunei, Qatar, and Saudi Arabia – added women to their national teams and ensured that this would be the first time every country represented sent at least one woman to the Games. Female participation in the Olympics has increased steadily in recent decades, but even accounting for that, the sheer amount of women punching holes in the barriers that once existed is breathtaking.” (Waldron, August 3, 2012

Women like Megan Repinoe, Gabby Douglas, Wojdan Ali Seraj Abdulrahim Shahrkhani, and Sarah Attar (pictured above) are inspirational to the world of sports. They are making everyone recognize the potential of all female athletes regardless of their color, nationality, sexual orientation, shape, and size. As a result, their achievements are impacting international women’s rights; although, the impact is small, it is a step in the right direction. 

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  1. Totally agree! I would like to add that those 3 countries have problems with human 'rights' in general and while they continue to be ruled by archaic monarchies development will sadly be slow. My brother is based in Qatar and he has seen general abuse of rights especially exploitation of non Qatari nationals from South Asian countries, an area that goes unnoticed.

    1. Thank you for sharing this with us.

  2. I really like that. It doesn't matter if they dress up more covered during sports, it's the fact that the idea of sisterhood and the need for women to participate in things/sports they are really good at that is what counts. And men of every country should be proud of women representing their country like that

  3. I didn't know this! That's great to hear. Every little step helps!


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