US Women Boxers See Both Sides of Skirt Issue
Tyrieshia Douglas would love to box in the Olympics wearing a short skirt.
Not because she has to, but because she wants to.
"We're women, and women should be wearing a woman's uniform," said Douglas, the 23-year-old flyweight from Baltimore who survived a rough childhood in foster care to win silver medals at the last two national championships.
Douglas realizes she's in the minority among female boxers and much of the international sports community, which reacted with outrage and sexism charges when amateur boxing's governing body encouraged women to wear skirts in recent competitions.
February 14, 2012 5:38 PM