Tuesday, May 31, 2005

CAR RACING JUST PURE SEXISM

I am not sure I am following the whole Danica Patrick thing. The issue here is that there is absolutely no reason why women shouldn’t be able to drive like a man. Women can drive a car as well as a man, there is no debate. What is amazing is that there have only been 4 women to ever drive the Indy and their aren’t any on the Nascar circuit. This has to be the most obvious example of denying women opportunities that I have ever seen. It might be the most gregarious example of sexism anywhere in or out of the sports world. Think about this. On just about all other issues of women v. men in sports there is some sort of justification of how the games are different or physical capability is different, but in car racing there is none of that. The only thing that is going on in car racing is that the old boys network is corralling all the money for their own good. The fact is some male drivers have complained that by being lighter they may have an advantage. If that is true their should be more women and they should dominate. The issue is that the Letterman Rahl race team was finally willing to give over some of its precious green. This is about money and Danica Patrick has money backing her. This is about money and how without any explanation women are being denied the chance.

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.:Erica:. said...

The corraling of money is quite important. I've been involved for several years, I've won races, I've worked on the car myself, I've tuned the car myself. yet a sponsor still will not take me seriously for contention of a marketing partnership.

I hope that the media blitz continues, and that people start opening their minds to supporting women who have shown the talent and drive...

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www.horsepowerandheels.com

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