Aly Raisman Totally Shut Down The Victim Blame-y Idea Of Banning Leotards In Gymnastics

Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman is fighting back against suggestions that gymnasts should stop wearing leotards.

In a tweet posted Sunday night, Raisman says that leotards are not the problem and that the real problem is the pedophiles and enablers:

These suggestions came after the January trial of Larry Nassar, a sports doctor who sexually abused more than 150 athletes. According to Cosmopolitan, Raisman has been an advocate for survivors after testifying at the trial.

Earlier this month, Raisman filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Olympic Committee for not acting on the allegations made against Nassar, Yahoo reports.

“I refuse to wait any longer for these organizations to do the right thing,” Raisman said in a statement at the time of filing the lawsuit.

The reaction from Raisman’s tweet about banning leotards has been mostly positive. Many other women on Twitter have pointed out that wearing a leotard is for safety of the athletes, and that women are not at fault for wearing what they want and abusers are no less at fault for violating them:

We can only hope that change will continue to happen in the gymnastics world and that athletes will stick with wearing leotards.