‘Men Don’t Face the Harsh Criticism That Women Do’: Paige Spiranac Comes Clean After Controversial Statement About Male Athletes

Published 11/24/2022, 6:30 AM EST

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Women in sports have often been treated differently than men, and the community no longer stands for it. Many influencers have spoken out and called people out for doing so. Also among them is Paige Spiranac. The former pro golfer never fails to call out any injustice she sees against athletes and women. Last week, Paige spoke out about how female athletes shouldn’t be hated for “showing off their bodies.” 

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And it seems like many took her words out of context. Paige recently tweeted that what people were taking away from her video wasn’t “the point at all.”

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Spiranac defends female athletes against over-s*xualization claims

In the video she tweeted last week, Paige addressed how women were crucified if they “overs*xualized” themselves. But contrarily, when men did the same thing, no one seemed to bat an eye. She said that there were people out there saying, “You’re taking women back; no one’s going to take you seriously.” 

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Paige was not happy with those people’s views and furiously stated, “I think that is a big, stinking pile of sh*t.” She then proceeded to stand up for Forbes top female athletes. The blonde beauty called them “athletic bada**es” and “the greatest of all time.” She stated that they all had businesses outside of their sport and had all posed for Sports Illustrated Swimsuit as well. And she praised them by saying, “They can actually do it all.”

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The golf beauty then sarcastically said that men would never show off their bodies “for attention” or “for a monetary gain.” She then showed photos of athletes like Cristiano Ronaldo, Tom Brady, and Lebron James, among others, shirtless or in their underwear. Many thought that Paige was calling out these athletes for objectifying themselves. But that wasn’t her point at all.

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In an even more recent tweet, Paige calls out magazines and writers who say, “I guess sarcasm is hard for people to understand.” She then went on to clearly state what she was trying to say in the first place. The social media icon wasn’t calling out the men for s*xualizing too. She said that the point she was making was that “people are allowed to show off their body if they want.”

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Spiranac said, quoting a written article, that she didn’t think anyone was “’over se*ualizing’ themselves.” She explained that everyone had the right to do what they wanted with their bodies. She just wanted to know why women faced the backlash while men didn’t. She said, “Men don’t face the harsh criticism that women do when it comes to showing more skin.”

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Paige didn’t want women to be treated any differently than men were treated for doing the same thing. To her, that was equality. Do you agree with Paige on this? Let us know in the comments below.

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Sheldon Pereira

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Sheldon is a golf writer at EssentiallySports. He is a Business graduate from Christ University, with a degree in Finance and Accounting. He also has an experience as a Senior Audit Associate at an MNC, but his love for writing made him follow his dream and switch careers.
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Manaal Siddiqui

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