Women In Skateboarding
Something I am asked about a lot is what it’s like to be a girl that snowboards or skates and why more girls don’t do it… it’s something I’ve written about in the past and something I think about a lot, this article in Huck highlights the major point about female stereotypes encouraged in the past. I really think the ¨internalisation by both sexes¨ of the stereotypes of how a woman should look and behave is a major part of why people don’t like to see/feel they should do a sport, the negative effects of appearing ‘unladylike’ are deeply engrained into society so far that we don’t even realise that we are acting according to what society expects from us.
This article is a ‘thinker’ that’s for sure, I’d welcome comments on what your thoughts are….
Brilliant Article from Huck Magazine
June 29, 2012 by Gilly