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nattytokesAmen!!!! This is one of the reasons why I created Lost Girls...not to separate ourselves from our male counterparts, but to encourage women to do stuff. To exemplify a spirit of independence and adventure. Also, to show the next generation of girls that doing things instead of spending time trying to look good generally makes a person more real and fulfilled.
MinggKinda torn on this though.
I fully support women progressing but at the same time, I don't care. I mean, if girls want to go out and kill it and take the sport to new levels, thats awesome and I have a lot of respect for you. I also think it's important for us to have fun and not feel like we have to amount to whatever people think. There's been a ton of debate on the women's side comparing to the men's side. Why do we feel like we have to be as good as pro dudes. Like we don't.
I guess I'm more of a supporter of community building within and around the sport.
I know Lady Gabber has it's critics. However, this shit is rad. We are so few and far between that having one place where we can all come together is really sick. I feel like having this community here to bring girl skiers together accomplishes more than we see. I think a lot of us see NS as a "forum", but really this is a community; the freefuckingskiing community. Ns is a perfect tool for bringing us together locally, nationally, and internationally.
Bringing more girls together, getting more crews out there, getting our content out there will bring a new(?)/ better(?) image to the girls side. And thats what's gonna set us up for success. Using NS and using LG to get girls stoked and show them an awesome community is a pretty solid way to put the ideals of this article to good use.
TL;DR Bring girls together, get them stoked on skiing, and show them everything that there is AND BADA BING BADA BOOM WE HAVE THE ILLEST COMMUNITY EVER.
neutralzombieThat's exactly what the article is about... creating a community for women for us to simply coexist, and while doing it without needing to be demeaned and sexualized by media, because we're deemed incapable of physical activity because we're women.
nosnowsnakesPlaying devil's advocate here.... Julie Ellison - the female editor of Climbing Magazine wrote this interesting rebuttal to the article posted above.