Oh double standards. Just when I was enjoying the Olympics and reveling in my country’s nationalism, celebration and pride you had to come along and ruin it! Damn you! Damn you to hell!
So here is the run down , Canadian Women’s Hockey wins the gold. They celebrate with alcohol and cigars , gasp, in public.
The time honored tradition of celebrating a sports championship with alcohol and cigars was alive and well last night after the Canadian women’s team defeated the U.S. 2-0 to win their third straight Olympic gold medal. It was a huge party on the ice at Canada Hockey Place and with them winning a gold medal on home soil against their biggest and only rival, you’d have to excuse the Canadian women for being just a tad excited.
Male Hockey teams celebrate publicly in this manner as well, but that is beside the point, because they are MEN ( que deep, husky, baritone voice). When a body acts outside of what is expected of them, it suddenly becomes a huge negative, especially when considering gender norms. A senior IOC official says, “I don’t think it’s a good promotion of sport values”, but what I really think she means is “it’s a good promotion of [gender] values” because really, the only tradition this hockey team isn’t celebrating , is that of traditional women.
And that is the real reason the team is now under investigation.
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