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Gabby Douglas and the Plight of Women Who Aren’t Expressive Enough

So it’s not enough that Gabby Douglas helped her team win gold in the all around. And it wasn’t enough that, even though Gabby Douglas scored high enough to compete in the individual all around, she couldn’t because only two people per country are allowed to, that rather than staying in her room sulking, she went out into the stands and cheered her teammates on. Gabby Douglas was also apparently supposed to stand up as she cheered, because otherwise it was fair game to attack her for not being supportive enough.

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