Sunday, June 8, 2008

No Reason Not to Try? Indeed!

Due to the resurgence of the roller derby posts, I’d like to submit a wee little post about the excellent things some women are doing. I wish I could proudly say “the excellent things some people are doing”. Still when it’s a woman doing it, it becomes news. And isn’t that the case? And isn’t that what we are striving to reverse here?

My favorite quote from the article is:

You can keep a girl off the wrestling team and you can keep her off the boxing team and you can keep her from playing professional football, as a general rule, but you can't keep a woman from climbing K-2.

Here is to the day when the "The higher you go, the less women you see," is no longer a reality.

1 comment:

Habladora said...

Well, I hope the accomplishments of women will continue to make the news - there was once a time when women were written out of history almost entirely, no matter what they did. But you are absolutely right that we are striving to erase the types of gender roles that make these stories pop up as oddities. Too often amazing women make news not because they have has done something amazing, but because they are seen as having traversed a gender line.

Oh, and I love your quote that we are working to make the 'the higher you climb, the fewer women you see' line untrue. Here's to climbing mountains and corporate ladders alike!