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Are These Headlines About Male Or Female Olympians?

"MICHAEL PHELPS SHARES HISTORIC NIGHT WITH AFRICAN-AMERICAN." Fuck off.

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  1. 1. Is the top headline about a man or a woman?

    Twitter: @nancyleong
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    A man
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    A woman
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    Wrong!

    Correct answer: A man.

    Yes, that's right. The AP decided that Michael Phelps tying for a silver medal was more newsworthy than fellow swimmer Katie Ledecky winning gold and smashing the world record. What are they like?!

    Correct answer: A man.
    Via Twitter: @nancyleong
  2. 2. What about this one?

    The Guardian
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    A man
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    A woman
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    Correct answer: A woman.

    Equestrianism multi-gold medal winning superstar Charlotte Dujardin here, clearly "dressed to thrill"....in a riding hat and sweaty T-shirt.

    Correct answer: A woman.
    Via The Guardian
  3. 3. What gender do you think this "African-American" is?

    Twitter: @mercnews
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    Male
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    Female
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    Correct answer: A woman.

    Simone Manuel is the the first African-American woman to win an individual swimming event at the Olympics. She took joint first place with Canada’s Penny Oleksiak in the 100-meter freestyle. But don't bother mentioning her name or anything, just her race; Michael Phelps winning his 22nd gold is way more newsworthy.

    Correct answer: A woman.
    Via Twitter: @mercnews
  4. 4. Who is this headline referring to?

    Daily Mail
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    A man
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    A woman
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    Correct answer: A woman.

    Olympic multi-gold medal winning cyclist Laura Trott, to be precise. "Britain's most decorated female Olympian Laura Trott, 24, is decorated in more than one way: Her multiple ear piercings." Yep, this happened.

    Correct answer: A woman.
    Via Daily Mail
  5. 5. Who is being criticised here?

    The Independent
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    A man
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    A woman
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    Correct answer: A woman.

    Gold medal gymnast Gabby Douglas was attacked by online trolls and right-wing journalists, and said she was "heartbroken" after the attacks against her. She explained: "I was standing in respect for USA. I'm from a military family and that people in the military either salute the flag or stand to attention."

    Correct answer: A woman.
    Via The Independent
  6. 6. Who is this headline referring to?

    Radio Times
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    A man
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    A woman
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    Correct answer: A man.

    Because when a man tits about during a national anthem, it's deeply hilarious, but if a woman doesn't stand correctly she's the literal worst.

    Correct answer: A man.
    Via Radio Times
  7. 7. Who is the subject of this article?

    The Sun
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    A man
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    A woman
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    Correct answer: A woman.

    It's staying anonymous, but it's about a woman. The definition of "Sex scandal" now apparently includes an Olympic athlete choosing to have sex for fun because she a) can and b) wants to.

    Correct answer: A woman.
    Via The Sun
  8. 8. Is this headline about men or women?

    Express
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    Men
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    Women
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    Correct answer: Women.

    Why, women of course! Because why call the female U.S. beach volleyball team "Olympic athletes" when you can call them "beach beauties in bum-baring shorts?"

    Correct answer: Women.
    Via Express
  9. 9. Who is this headline referring to?

    Mirror
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    A group of men
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    A group of women
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    Correct answer: A group of men.

    Bradley Wiggins: "We went for a drink to celebrate our win." The Mirror: "No, you went for a BOOZE UP. To get PISSED. Because you are LADS. Banter! Romps! Cheeky!"

    Correct answer: A group of men.
    Via Mirror
  10. 10. Is a man teaching us things here, or is it a woman?

    Daily Mail
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    A man
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    A woman
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    Correct answer: A man.

    Michael Phelps has an "intimidating presence," according to Piers Morgan. Michael Phelps doesn't believe in coming second, apparently. Michael Phelps wipes his bum with silver medals, because he is a WINNER.

    Correct answer: A man.
    Via Daily Mail
  11. 11. What's the gender of this rowing gold medallist?

    Daily Mail Australia
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    Male
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    Female
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    Correct answer: Female.

    Her husband is so proud of her! He's a handsome doctor! He's gushing! She's blushing! OMG. Oh by the way she won like a gold medal or something whatevs. HER HUSBAND THO. *swoons*

    Correct answer: Female.
    Via Daily Mail
  12. 12. Who did a "cheeky 'striptease'"?

    Mirror
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    A man
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    A woman
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    Correct answer: A woman.

    "Striptease" = pratting around and having a bit of a laugh, apparently.

    Correct answer: A woman.
    Via Mirror
  13. 13. And finally, who is this Tribune headline about?

    Twitter: @chicagotribune
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    A man
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    A woman
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    Correct answer: A woman

    She's got a fucking name, Chicago Tribune. It's Corey Cogdell. She's a two-time Olympic bronze medal winner in the Women's Trap Shooting, not just some bloke's wife. Capisce?

    Correct answer: A woman
    Via Twitter: @chicagotribune
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