For Pete's Sake

Video shows how male athletes respond to sexist questions asked of female athletes

Eugenie Bouchard was asked to twirl and talk about her outfit following an Australian Open match earlier this year.

Can you imagine if a male athlete had been asked that question or others that are posed to female athletes?

#CoverTheAthlete did ask those questions. This short video shows their reaction:

The people behind the video (at, wrote: “Sexist commentary, inappropriate interview questions, and articles focused on physical appearance not only trivializes a woman’s accomplishments, but also sends a message that her value is based on her looks, not her ability. And it’s much too commonplace.”

Here is what Bouchard was asked:

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