TOM THE DANCING BUG: How Vladimir Putin Protects Russia's Children


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A good strip, ruined (for me) by the use of faux Russian text.


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Thank you, Vladimir, for also providing an example of what could just as easily happen in the United States if certain organizations got their way.


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He’s only thinking of the children!


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Shame on Russia for having a slightly worse child poverty rate the US!


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More than all other Winter Olympics combined? Gracious, seems so.


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It would be awesome if all the athletes would wear rainbow scarfs at the opening ceremony, but I´m not counting on it.


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According to a quick one page google there are 6 openly gay athletes at the games.
Out of 6000 athletes in total.

I’m guessing there is already some element of homophobia at play in the world of Olympic competition.


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How does that compare with previous years?


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I’m guessing that it is not just a crazy outlier.


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These folks have a list of 7 known openly gay athletes.

Spoiler: none are American, males, or figure skaters (really?!)


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Um, have you seen this year’s German Olympic uniform?


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Just for completness’ sake, @Woodchuck45, you may also be interested…

According to Outsports, a media-watchdog and sports-news site, of the 14,690 athletes participating in the Olympic and Paralympic Games this year, only 23 are openly gay. That’s around 0.16%. Even so, it’s a big improvement over the 2004 Games in Athens, which counted just 11 out athletes. In Beijing in 2008 there were only 10.

edit: whoa Discourse just went crazy with that url.

Olympic Homophobia: Why Are There So Few Openly Gay Athletes?

http://olympics.time.com/2012/08/09/olympic-homophobia-why-are-there-so-few-openly-gay-athletes/

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To be fair, in the early years all the Olympic Games in Greece had a much higher percentage.


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And the Google doodle?


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Officially now the Officially Gay Winter Olympics.
The ‘Streisand effect’ may have to be renamed… ‘Streisand-Putin’?


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