Pink Offers To Pay Fines For Women's Handball Team Over 'Sexist Rules'

Sexism in sports is still a pervasive issue, even at the highest levels. No matter how far we've come, for some reason, our global society still sees fit to sexualize its female athletes.

Well enough is enough and it's time for a change. Now, thanks to the brave actions of the Norwegian women's beach handball team (and pop superstar Pink), the wheels of change are beginning to turn.

It all began when the Norwegian women's beach handball team received an incredibly sexist fine.

The team refused to wear the mandated bikini bottoms and instead chose to play in high-waisted sports shorts.

As a result of their actions, the team was fined €1500 (roughly $1700 USD).

Multi-platinum recording artist/pop superstar, Pink, caught wind of the story and wanted to show her support.

Pink made sure to voice her displeasure and disappointment at the blatantly sexist set of rules these women were being forced to follow.

She even offered to pay the team's fines herself.

A quick look at the rule book reveals a glaring disparity between men and women.

Male athletes are permitted to play in tank tops and shorts.

Women, on the other hand, are forced to wear tops that expose their midriff, as well as bathing suit bottoms.

The Norwegian women didn't win a medal, but still qualifed for the World Championship.

According to a post made via the team's official Instagram, "We are also very proud about making a statement in the bronze final by playing in shorts instead of required bikini bottoms!"

What do you think about these sexist rules? Leave a comment and let us know!