Friday, May 23, 2008
Rated R- Some Don't Like It Hot
This is not a model.
This is not a porn star.
This is Danica Patrick, an Indy car driver and the first woman to win an Indy car race since these races started in 1916.
Like most people, I don't care about this race. I haven't seen any such race before. I don't even consider operating a machine while sitting on your ass a sport.
However, a woman finally decided to compete with men and she proved that a woman can win a competition that is considered very "manly".
Men don't have good sports in the world of sports. Whenever a woman defies and defeats them, they don't take it well. They become demeaning, condescending, and do anything to show that the woman is just a little bitch can't not taking things seriously like they do.
And here's the example. Danica has been a serious driver since 2005. The moment she started seriously competing with men, the moment all the eyes were right on her, the media started sexualising her image, just like they try to do with any female celebrity, or just any successful female. (Can you believe they used to call Hillary Clinton a chick!)
They asked her to take off her clothes, because if she had decided to leave the kitchen then she should at least entertain men and show some flesh, and indeed she did. She had the option not to, but she decided otherwise. Money talks after all. They proved that yes she might be a good driver but she will show some skin when they want her to. They couldn't call her a bitch because that's sexist but they proved she's a slut for money.
This is not good for sports. This is not good for women.