First post: Jul 06, 2006
Total posts: 859
So we should judge people on gender before ability? That's sexism whatever way you look at it.
Imagine being a guy who is better than any women snowboarders out there but cannot be a pro because he is not good enough to compete against other male pro's.
The survey seems geared towards women being annoyed people do not recognise how good the women are because males can do better, get to the same standard of guys if it's such a big deal and you want the same coverage.
Oh wait, you can't because you have a vagina.
Wow. Somewhat harsh no?
Would you therefore judge a female weightlifter as being rubbish as she cannot lift as much as a male? Or perhaps for her gender she could be considered pretty awesome?
Any pro should be judged in comparison to their category because being female does physically have its advantages as well as disadvantages.
Just as Age needs to be factored in, it would not be fair to judge a 10 year old boy on the same stage as a 21 year old man. Which is why in female snowboarding, Katie Ormerod is so awesome.
You should not judge Gender before or after ability as per your comment, but in association with ability.
Post subject:Posted: Aug 03, 2012 - 07:47 PM
First post: Nov 13, 2010
Total posts: 740
Funny you should say about the weight lifting thing, I did comment while watching about how a lady lifing twice her body weight was on par for a guy lifting well over 2.5 times his body weight, closer in fact to 3 times as much.
When women become as entertaining to watch as men they can have the same coverage, yes they are not always as physically capable and it's nobodys fault but to expect equality is silly. They have equality in the same way that anyone of any sex doing anything would have the same coverage no? Not equal enough?
Dunx makes a fair point though, it does depend on the country and the talent they can produce.
Post subject:Posted: Aug 03, 2012 - 09:22 PM
First post: Jul 24, 2006
Total posts: 331
Im not sure why a grant would be given to help the top 1% of participants in the sport. They would fare much better increasing the education among beginners/intermediates that good posture is harder based on the anatomy of the female body.
Burton run a very good female clinic for instructors in the US.
Post subject:Posted: Aug 22, 2012 - 07:04 PM
First post: Apr 01, 2007
Total posts: 32
There are always exceptions to the rule likeJenny jones!
Whilst on my season in France Mollie Boys was spinning 3s and 7s grabbed off the 20m table top this was 2003/2004' half the men wouldn't touch it or spin even if they did. She was just doing laps with Tom Wilmott who at the time was pro and new Zealand coach.
I know guys who wouldn't touch that sort of thing or the rails Laura Berry, Sarah Fish and Katie Blundell hit!
There will always be some blokes that are better than the girls and here will always be girls better than some boys.
There are less girls in the sport and a lot less girls that want or are prepared to get injured to progress the girls side of the sport, men on the other hand whether brain dead or an ambition which out ways their talent will always push themselves with friends .
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