‘SEX­IST’ SANDI AD­VERT PULLED

Athletics Weekly - - Dip Finish -

AN AD­VER­TISE­MENT for an in­door ath­let­ics event in Ger­many that used a pho­to­graph of pole vaulter

Sandi Mor­ris has been swapped for a pic­ture of shot put­ter To­mas Stanek after the Mor­ris im­age was deemed sex­ist.

The orig­i­nal ad­vert – to pro­mote the IAAF in­door meet­ing in Dus­sel­dorf – showed world in­door cham­pion Mor­ris from be­hind as she was just about to take her run-up.

But the lo­cal coun­cil com­plained and asked the or­gan­is­ers to change it, leav­ing US-based Mor­ris to say on so­cial me­dia: “I would love to live in a world where one could see an im­age of a woman’s body and not sex­u­alise it in their minds. The photo was of me com­pet­ing – in a uni­form I chose – stand­ing ready.

“A woman has the right to be seen, just as men do, with­out al­ways be­ing sex­u­alised.”

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