what’s next, men’s figure skating?

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Rebuilding Year doesn’t like to get involved with politics — we wouldn’t want our five readers to be turned off from the site because of our radical politics. But sometimes a story with political connotations comes across our desks that our conscience will not allow us to ignore.

Gender equality is being stomped on in San Francisco. A men’s synchronized swim team has been banned from a meet at Stanford University. This move reinforces the International Olympic Committee decision making synchronized swimming a women only sport.

Rebuilding Year stands (or floats) with the male synchro swimmers across the world who simply want to compete in the sport they love.

We also appreciate that this story gives us reason to share with you one of our favorite Sarurday Night Live clips:

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