On Being a Woman – The Price of Achievement

I couldn’t resist posting a link to this article about women and the Olympics and the (media) criticism  that women athletes have been receiving for totally irrelevant aspects of their being, particularly their appearance. What about focusing on skill or talent or technique. What about a story about the the hours, months, years of discipline and training? Achievement and winning for women seems to come at the price of irrelevant critical commentary.

http://msn.foxsports.com/olympics/story/sarah-attar-wojdan-shaherkani-games-of-the-girls-not-really-080712

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Scientist, traveler, woman, writer, spiritual explorer, mother, grandmother, fascinated with the world, appalled by deliberate human ignorance. Website and blogs include: http://javsimson.com/ http://solowomenathomeandabroad.blogspot.com/
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2 Responses to On Being a Woman – The Price of Achievement

  1. Great article. I’ve been appalled at the criticism the women have received, over the most insignificant things. There’s no rhyme or reason to any of it. Lolo Jones is chastised for being too sexy, the gymnasts are chastised for “wearing so much makeup, having messy hair, and wearing “unpatriotic” outfits, and the weight lifters aren’t sexy enough. Ridiculous.

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