People actually think teenage gymnasts are sexually assaulted because they wear leotards
They’re assaulted because Larry Nassar is a pedophile, you morons
Aly Raisman is calling out critics who say that female gymnasts "wearing leotards" is to blame for sexually assault at the hands of coaches and doctors like Larry Nassar.
"The problem is the many pedophiles out there & the adults who enable them," the 23-year-old leader of the 'Fierce Five' tweeted this week, adding that by calling clothing part of the issue, they're really saying survivors are to blame for their own assault.
I was recently asked if gymnasts should continue wearing leotards. Leotards r not the problem. The problem is the many pedophiles out there & the adults who enable them. By saying clothing is part of the issue, u are victim shaming/implying survivors should feel it's their fault.
— Alexandra Raisman (@Aly_Raisman) March 25, 2018
The two-time Olympian gold medalist has been championing for change in the gymnastics community since her testimony during Dr. Larry Nassar's molestation scandal. Earlier this month, she sued the U.S. Olympic Committee for their continued failure to protect young athletes against Nassar and pedophiles like him.
Sad thing is: a lot of folks are going to think that is a bash against a group rather than a discussion about athletic clothing. This is society today.
— Dan Highwired Feske (@Highwired) March 27, 2018
But this isn't about leotards. In the words of Raisman's attorney, this is about a conspiracy to silence victims and cover-up the largest child sex abuse scandal in history.
"It's become painfully clear that these organizations have no intention of properly addressing this problem," Raisman said in a statement earlier this month, adding that she refuses to wait any longer for these organizations to do the right thing.