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Embrocation Cycling Journal: Having It All(?)

June 28, 2012

Embrocation Cycling Journal: Having It All(?)

As a female racer, I think and write an awful lot about the state of women’s racing in the US, and the way that female racers are treated. But sometimes I forget that the cycling world is just a tiny microcosm, a demonstration on a smaller scale, of issues that face women today.

According to Jodi Kantor in her New York Times article, there is now a “debate about a new conundrum of female success: women have greater status than ever before in human history, even outpacing men in education, yet the lineup at the top of most fields is still stubbornly male. Is that new gender gap caused by women who give up too easily, unsympathetic employers or just nature itself?”

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