Photographers Reportedly Asked Not To Zoom In On Women Surfers. Here’s Why Not!     Posted Wed., Mar.14, 2018

FEMALE surfers wearing high-cut bikini bottoms have been given reassurance their backsides won’t be broadcast around the world. At least not close ups.

According to Stab Magazine, the World Surf League has attempted to get out in front of the #metoo movement by asking the camera people filming its events not to zoom in on competitors.

From Stab: “The World Surf League met on the Gold Coast during the Quiksilver Pro and sexual harassment was the number one topic for their human resource department. The meeting was a refresher on the rules and responsibilities of all WSL employees, a scenario taking place at big businesses around the world.

“No inappropriate jokes. No leering at colleagues or competitors. Absolute gender equality in all parts of the operation.

“All cinematographers have been instructed to exercise discretion while shooting the women’s heats. Cinematographers must be careful to be zoomed out during bottom turns or duck dives.

“A live broadcast means there’s no time for editing so all camera operators need to use common sense when shooting. That means wide shots of any competitors in skimpy swimwear. Girls who surf in board-shorts will feature larger on screen than those in bikinis.”

Australian stars Stephanie Gilmore and Sally Fitzgibbons have been wearing shorts in their heats at Snapper Rocks this week but other female competitors, like Tyler Wright and Lakey Peterson, are in bikini bottoms.

But some readers weren’t convinced it was the right way to tackle the situation.

“So they’re not going to try to wear things less revealing or anything, they’re going to control camera angles to make sure no one sees too much of what they’re freely exposing,” one wrote.

 “Watch their ratings wipe out this year,” wrote another.

In a statement, the WSL told it “regularly trains its staff in code of conduct and employee enhancement programs. We hold our staff, content, and organisation to high standards across the board”.


About ron abbass

Because of my last name, there are some who might think I'm a Muslim. I'm an older student of the bible and I regard myself as Christian-other. That is, I was baptized in a Torah-keeping assembly. I'm one who tries his best to follow Yayshua, the Messiah (Christ) by keeping the commandments, the dietary laws, the weekly Sabbath and the annual Sabbaths (Holy Days) instituted and ordained by the great I AM, the Creator-God of Israel. I reject the holidays and festivals invented by the Roman church. Truth-seeking is my present passion. Presently, I do a lot of research into the World Wars, the mass media, the Holocaust, Zionism, Health Issues, 9/11 and the power brokers who are behind the New World Order that is gradually being established mainly in the Western Nations. Many prognosticators (prophets) both secular and religious are warning us that we are living "On the Eve of Destruction" - the last days. There's a very good chance a nuclear tsunami will eventually visit many nations. Peace and blessings to all who love the truth and hate the lies.
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