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Posted on the 03 August 2012 by Weekwoman @WeekWoman

Cresting The Wave This Week: Gemma Gibbons for being brilliant at judo and getting Britain’s first medal in the sport in twelve years – and a silver one at that! Kudos Judoka! La Nouvelle Vague

Troughing The Wave This Week: Andrew M Brown at The Telegraph, for proving that sexism is live and kicking amongst sports writers. Choice quotations:

is women fighting each other violently a perfectly wholesome spectator sport?

They both showed pure, naked, fierce, animalistic aggression of a sort that one doesn’t naturally associate with women – or girls for that matter

I couldn’t help wondering about their soft limbs battered black and blue with bruises.

I wonder how soft his limbs are compared to theirs, seeing as they are trained, supremely hardcore athletes. Maybe Gemma should invite Andrew over for a bit of show and tell on the mats? Just a little idea (fantasy) of mine…

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