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Poster: news flash...it's 2011.
Subject: RE: She was once a runner
How is your marriage working out? And, how does your wife like being pregnant and barefoot in the kitchen popping out babies and gathering while you hunt?
News flash. It's 2011, not 1950. Women outnumber men in the medical field. Most women work. Sports are as important for women as they are for men. We may have the handicap of boobs and hips, but women still manage to do well. And, guess what? Running WAS my identity in high school, and it was for many of my teammates, too. I look at what sports did for my overall drive and character development, and talk to my mom, who had basically volleyball or cheerleading as her only opportunities. She reminds me of how lucky I am. She did not start running until age 40 (or do ANY sports before that) and ran her first marathon at age 45.
I hope for your sake that you don't have a daughter. Or, maybe it would be better that you did have one, one who is athletically minded, and it might change your thoughts on women's athletics in general.
NO, not all girls want to play with barbies or cheerlead. I am as feminine and heterosexual as they come, and I always found my brother's transformers to be more interesting than dolls or ponies. I saw him play T-ball, and a year later I played T-ball. I was lucky to have a great dad who was equally committed to my sports as he was to my brother's. He coached both softball and baseball and came to every track and cross-country meet that I can remember.
The whole hunter/gather argument is antiquated. We do not live in that type of society anymore. Our society has evolved; we have evolved. Women have changed to fill new roles. *Most* men have evolved in their thinking, too. (But, apparently some have not.)
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