Sexism in running … something finally to be bitter about

OK – gotta get this crap off my chest. I know most French girls are fucking girly. They always disappoint me, cute as their skinny bitch asses almost always are. Many of them won’t run or exercise in general because it makes them sweat, they don’t do sports because guys might not like them, don’t want muscle etc.. They prefer to smoke and puke up after eating to stay slim instead of climbing, hiking etc. to do it. Not all of course … there are a couple French girl mountain guides, good climbers, top ultra runners. But they do not represent the majority or even popular sentiment. The ones who do it ‘regularly’ seem to have to be at a super high level, then they are respected and revered even, but they are seen as a class apart from ‘most french women’. I know that is a given. For a country that invented feminism supposedly, the girls here prefer to stay pretty far back in general with regards to sports and are happy to go hiking letting their boyfriends carry their backpacks most of the time. The Ultra trail race I did has always under 300 women out of 2000 participating and the big race has about the same number of women out of 2500 runners.

BUT still – WTF is it with France and Switzerland still being so god damned sexist about incredibly short races like the distance of 10km where it is an olympic event for women ?! Or why do you never see ANY women bike clubs rolling down the street (tons of men’s clubs with them all dressed up in spandex, dicks plainly visible … wouldn’t chicks want to show off their tits and muscles in the same way ?) What’s up with this ?

The NUMBER of times I have come across foot races where ONLY MEN can sign up for the 10km distance, and women must sign up for  a shorter 7.5 or 5km races on the same day is DISGUSTING. I find this constantly – I find a 10km race in a nearby town, go to the site to sign up and find out I CANNOT. I must sign up for the pink girly race instead if I want to race that day (I don’t – I simply will not support these types of races!).

Even in the local Le Dauphiné Libéré newspaper a few days ago in the run-up to the Annecy 10km (which does have women and men in the same distance) had an article that was chock-o-block full of sexist commentary such as saying how a 10km race is so very difficult and that it calls for a ‘strong male’ with a big heart and muscular legs (do these guys even watch these races, or are they just gay men drooling over imaginary male runners who write these articles??? – most of the guys in these races looked like scrawny whippets to me compared to muscular ultra trailers I ran with last week) and it went on to speak about how the ‘weaker female sex’ made such a GOOD showing this year by enrolling close to 200 chicks in a race of 800 people. WTF ???

The girl who won the women’s catagory in this race beat most of those ‘strong men’ coming in 52nd place scratch in 36 minutes. The first year of the CCC (then 86km) a woman won the ENTIRE race scratch beating every man in the race by a large gap. What makes them think this is so ‘weak’ when MOST of the men who enter any given foot race end up getting BEATEN by a WOMAN (even though by percentage we are a FRACTION of the total racers) and that the extra 2.5km is so ‘difficult’ for women to run that they have to hold a special 7.5km race ‘just for us’  ?

Just shut up and get to work worshipping my pussy, French boy is all I want to say … get on down there and stay there!

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Holla Back NYC

Just came across this great website – go girls ! Exposing perverts in NYC using their mobile phones and the powah of the internet 😉

http://hollabacknyc.blogspot.com/

Sometimes living in a small alpine ski town I forget what it’s like to be a chickaroo living in the big cities … but I did live in NYC and Chicago for nearly 20 years and all it took was a few of the stories here to bring it all flooding back to me . . .

Now my main annoyance is the mild sexism we find in Alpine France – guys who won’t let you change the windshield wipers on your car (I bought them and didn’t have time to wait at the garage for them to change them, and they would only let me leave with my purchase after I assured the guy selling me the wipers that my ‘husband’ would change them for me later), change tires by yourself (a flat tire in Provence on a small side road with me and a girlfriend changing the tire brought a quick stop from 2 guys who took over and changed it for us, overtightening the bolts pretty amazingly but all in all, at least they got their hands dirty instead of me) or measure the air pressure on my tires (yeah, I had a guy stop and get out of his car to take this job over for me too). 

Hardly a big deal since they genearlly seem to have no problem letting me take the lead on rock climbs …

Lord of Amer

If I was Goddess of this planet, I know there would not be too many people left because I would certainly first be the angry Goddess and unleash some wicked wrath. Here are my votes for which sinners to wipe out first in the next Flood …

1. Anyone who starts a war in the name of religion, revenge, oil, personal or national gain or encourages the start of a war, manipulates the media and public opinion to get a war started or votes for the start of a war.

2. Anyone who has murdered anyone.

3. Anyone who has raped anyone.

4. Paedophiles

5. Anyone who has tortured or beat people or animals.

6. Anyone who harms others or advocates harming others due to their race, religion, sexual orientation or sex (I think this one takes out about 50% of the planet, if not more)

7. Any executive or voting shareholder of a corporation who puts greed and sickening amounts of profit ahead of the well being and fair pay and treatment of their workers or the health of the planet in their production of goods.

8. The majority of Wall street traders (most of which would fit item 7 given half a chance).

9. Politicians who abuse their power and use it for personal gain.

10. Lawyers and judges who are out for a buck, ambulance chasers, the ones who persist the ‘sue them’ mentality creating a society built on petty greed and no personal responsibility.

11. Anyone who does not accept the simple concept that a political governing democracy does not have to go hand in hand with raging out of control corporations and capitalism, and does not accept that for reasons of public well being, industries need to be regulated and that a ceiling on profits via stepped tax brackets helps control people who would otherwise fall into catagory 7.

12. Anyone who thinks that littering the planet, poisoning the planet, pollution, wasteful or harmful manufacturing practices, animal testing of cosmetics etc. are ‘required’ for ‘free trade’ to ‘succeed’.

13. Anyone who advocates or practices factory farming, destroying the souls of people and animals in this hideous practice.

14. Anyone who will not agree to become vegetarian (yep, I am Goddess and you must respect that one of the first things told to Adam and Eve was that in the garden of Eden Man was given all vegetables and fruit and was told ‘for you these shall be meat’.).

15. And to show just how bitchin’ cool I am – you don’t have to believe in me to be saved. If you are ‘agnostic’ but believe in moral right and wrong, agreeing with these points that’s just fine as well. Whether or not you think your soul will continue on after death is your business – as long as you do no harm in living your life, no harm will come to you.

While the Goddess is at it, I feel like adding on some additional punishment for special cases. Paedophiles and torturers of innocent people and creatures will not only be wiped out in the Flood – they will first be skinned alive by a fierce sandstorm, and then covered in salt for about 90 days before being wiped out in the Flood.

The million or so people who remain after this cleansing Flood (probably lots of Buddhists, Hindus, Humanitarians and Unitarian Universalists) will create a wonderful society of people who are tolerant, helpful to each other and the planet, who care for their fellow creatures without exploiting them to death on factory farms and who are shepherds of the planet rather than rapers of the planet, who believe in values beyond money and personal financial gain. But from time to time if they start to stray too far, I as Goddess would not let it get to the stage we are at now before unleashing another ‘cleanup’.

Edna the dog, baby Benjamin who was left to starve to death for eight days while his parents played video games and so many other innocent tortured, murdered creatures – you will get healed and be reborn, and can join the new improved planet and live out your lives as you should have originally done.

This is what I pray for quite often.