A statement has been made against the Club Squash Oviedo, for giving sex toys as the prize to the winners of a squash competition. The group of winners slammed the tournament for being sexist as they received Durex “pure fantasy” vibrators as the prize.
This mind-boggling incident took place after the Asturias Squash Championship 2019 Winner, Elisabet Sado Garriga and runner up, Olaya Fernandez Lence received their prizes. The vibrator was not the only thing that was sexist among the prizes. Here is a photo of the prizes that were given to the winners:
The third-place Marina Arraiza Mier and fourth-place Cristina Barandica Fernandez did not even get something they qualified as prizes. They were more towards being gifts. The above-shown gifts are a collection of prizes received by all the four winners of the tournament.
To be precise, the prizes, or gifts or whatever you would like to think they are, included a “pure fantasy” vibrator, an electronic exfoliator for the feet and a waxing set. Most importantly the sexist comments were directed towards the sex toy (vibrator) which is sold as an “elegant personal stimulator designed to give you sensual pleasure”.
Showing their disappointment and frustration towards the prizes, the players also filed a complaint with the squash federation of the country for discrimination and sexism. It was soon picked up by the local media and a radio show – ‘Ganamos Con Ellas’ (‘We Win With Women’) also posted a picture calling out to the tournament committee as “degrading, shocking, harmful, inconceivable but sadly real”. They also added that the organisers had “gone past every limit”.
However, the organisers claimed that there was no such intent behind the prizes and they were extremely sorry about the way it reflected. Club Squash Oviedo also released a statement saying they were extremely sorry the players felt aggrieved with the prizes.
Squash federation was also really unhappy with the proceedings and said that they were only responsible for the trophies and not the other prizes. Their spokesperson said: “It’s the height of sexism. We had no idea the women were going to receive these gifts. It makes no sense for the club to apologise but at the same time say the gifts are not sexist.”