/ NEWS: Women's Climbing Symposium - This Weekend
"It is a day about women's climbing, how we do it, how we can get more from it and where we would like to see...
Read more at http://www.ukclimbing.com/news/item.php?id=64758
This event needs supporting, get there if you can, £20 is reasonable for a days climbing/coaching/discussion.
If I was around I'd be there.
that's an interesting article by Hazel Findlay. Points out some things I would never have thought about.
I've been told its girls only through word of mouth, however it doesn't say it anywhere. Im very interested but I'm doing a Hazel Findlay, going climbing that is!
Ring the Hangarand ask.
i think like how she's straightened her hair and used subtle shades with her make up to really get the message across that women shouldn't comform to male expectations/ideals.. i am an expert on these things *picks nose and farts*
That is so bad. I've read the article by Hazel Finlay and totally agree with the points she makes and find her comments on grading very interesting. I still don't think that you can deny that this is a feminist day out, but I think climbing is one of the few places in our society, where a bit of feminism would be a good thing. It is ridiculously male-centric. Good on Shauna for getting it sorted out, but I think denying it's a feminist event is a bit daft.
Would love to make this but can't fit it in cos of the journey. Do you reckon they'll do an event in the south if it's a success?
Let us hope so because spotting with an infant in your other arm is very irresponsible......the climber could get really hurt!
> I still don't think that you can deny that this is a feminist day out, but I think climbing is one of the few places in our society, where a bit of feminism would be a good thing... I think denying it's a feminist event is a bit daft.
It depends what you mean by feminist, which is an ideology rather than a female perspective, which ain't.
If it isn't framed within a particular ideology it isn't feminist, if the presenters haven't gone to the bother of developing some complex framework of feminist ideology who cares?
Sounds more like you're saying it's aimed at women so therefore it's feminist rather than making an intelligent comment about ideology.
The implication I got from the article, was that there was a 'dependence of many female climbers on their male friends'. I fail to see how you can rectify this and get women out by them selves, climbing with one another, not dependent on their male friends, without a bit of feminist chat. Like I said, I think if there was a bit of a feminist movement in climbing, to have events where they promote climbing outside of the male world, that would be great for women and great for climbing- it would certainly offer a new perspective on what were the important strands of climbing and what was just testosterone-fueled ego tripping. However, discussing such topics is undoubtedly 'political' in nature and I think calling it feminism isn't inaccurate- after all it's in reaction to to a currently quite sexist community. I don't know why 'feminism' has such negative connotations, it's a good thing if in response to an injustice or imbalance.
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