"As late as the 1960s, women weren't allowed to compete in Olympic races longer than 800 meters, on the theory that females were physiologically unsuited for endurance activities."
I wish I had been around to tell those idiots to shove it!!!! :p The women's team going to the ISDE should be able to lay that theory to rest as well! ;)
I watched a program about the history of women in sports recently. I couldn't believe that women were not permitted to enter the Boston Marathon until 1966!! One woman was denied, she later hid in the bushes and jumped in "unofficially" just so she could participate.
Another woman managed to register and get a number by signing up with only her first initial and last name. I was mortified when she was "discovered" in the race and they showed the officials, trying to physically tackle her and drag her out of the race!!! Fortunately her very large, football player boyfriend was running with her and pre-empted them. He told her to "run like hell!" While he held them off. It would have been several swift kicks to the groin for them from me!!! I was so furious I could barely finish watching the program!
The only time I'll probably say that to my daughter is when she brings a boy home!:eek:
Luckily, boys'll probably be icky for at least another eight or nine years . . . hopefully!:scream:
This may sound way too pc for your friendly neighborhood XRpredator, but I say let them girls and wimmin do whatever they want! If they can compete, let 'em have at 'er. (okay, let the XRshnookums and XRsweetie posts begin :silly: )