poor guys more distractions on the track haha ..
LoL, just kidding... good on her for persevering to get where she is, it probably wasn't easy.
Totally cool. If you're fast, you're fast and nothing else should matter. Be cool also to see an all women's motogp. Most women won't be able to compete with men but it's neat to see what is possible.
Let me preface this comment with "I'm just asking a question, not attacking you"
Are they not heavy enough to tip the motorcycle? Casey Stoner weighs (according to the internetz) about 130 Lbs... most women are 115 - 120 Lbs (im really guessing that one... I only have my wife's weight to guess from).
Just some thoughts...
She's only 15, she has a great teamate in Maverick Viñales
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Hm, if she's properly good it could make things all that much more interesting. Let's go with the typical mentality of dudes not wanting to be beat by a girl, it may make the other riders ride all that more aggressive or rather, try harder just based on that mindset.
Honestly I can't say I really care one way or the other. If any thing, they're making a big deal out of nothing by emphasizing on the fact that she's a female, why even bother pointing that out? I think the best form of acceptance is by not celebrating the differences in people.
Not to potentially derail this thread but, pride parades come to mind. I know a gay male couple that I briefly lived with and have been good friends with for years now so, I have zero problem with them but, I'll never fully understand the flaunting of one's sexuality in order to gain mass acceptance, why further seclude yourself into a minority to be singled out? I'm trying to use that as an example with women in male dominated sports/activities. Who cares what the gender is, all that matters is if she can ride on par or better than the other riders on the grid.
"All great art is made of suffering, as are we"
If you don't think a woman has balls on a track, check this 18-year old and her AMA Superbike win at Daytona out:
I don't know why "most women". A combination of genetics, social expectations, family upbringing, exposure, experiences, opportunities, lifestyle, desire, chemistry... I think it's cool when all that is overcome an an individual succeeds. This is a historical milestone as it is a first. I'm really glad that's happened and I hope there are more to come - and in addition, in any sport or event where women are misrepresented.
In the past I thought like you and didn't understand the parade thing. But I had good high school friend who came out. I really struggled to understand. I just didn't get it. But I'm not gay so why the heck should I? But I came to meet and know more and more gay people. And after a while, I was like, so what? They aren't really that different than anyone else. And our society, for the most part, views likewise.
To be able to live who you are and not be discriminated, assaulted, persecuted, ridiculed, or exiled based on sexuality (or religion, language, culture, race, age, social standing or gender for that matter) IS a reason to celebrate. It truly is freedom. For all of us.