Friday, May 9, 2008

The Image of Women in Climbing

Mick Ryan has a very thoughtful and thorough look at the way in which women are portrayed in climbing media. Click here for the link. As a father of a girl and as a husband, I am deeply concerned about how women are depicted in the sport of climbing. It's gotten a bit better recently as more gender-neutral ads featuring Beth Rodden appear or the achievements of Josune Bereziartu are recognized as not just "pretty good for a woman".

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