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Finally, The International Olympic Committee Got Something Right

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Well, it’s about time – I didn’t think they would do it, considering the backlash they are going to receive from feminists like Gloria Vanderbilt and Jenna Jameson, women’s boxing will be part of 2012 Olympics in London, and I have to say, I’m thrilled with the news.

“It’s a great addition,” IOC president Jacques Rogge said. “The sport of women’s boxing has progressed a lot, a tremendous amount, in the last five years. It was about time to include it in the Olympic Games.”

Ain’t that the truth. Instead of homely women like Tonya Harding and Oscar De La Hoya competing, we have lovely ladies like those pictured above competing.

Female boxers will compete in three weight classes, with 12 competitors each in flyweight, lightweight and middleweight. To make room for the 36 boxers, one of the 11 men’s classes will be dropped.

So it’s going to be just like Olympic men’s boxing, with headgear, scoring and all that crap? What about the big-as-pillow gloves, bikinis and the thrill one experiences whenever there is possibility for gratuitous nudity?

No, this isn’t right. We don’t want to watch women pummel other women in a sporting fashion. If the Bible has taught us nothing else – and it hasn’t – it’s that girls should stick to girls’ sports, such as hot-oil wrestling, foxy boxing, and such-and-such.

I couldn’t have said it any better. Here’s to you, Homer Simpson, or more accurately, the struggling comedian they had writing for The Simpsons that season.

Women’s boxing added to 2012 London Olympics [The Seattle Times/AP]