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Comment 18 by aquilacane :

I don't want my daughter to ever think she has to look at the successes of other women to be inspired. Being inspired by other people should be enough. I can tell you, my mother didn't coach men's rugby at college because of all the fantastic female rugby coaches who came before her. She did it because she bloody well wanted to and could.

I think the reality is that humans have a tendency to relate to people with similar characteristics and fill roles based on expectations. Perhaps not ideal, but ideally everyone would also come to the logical conclusion that god likely does not exist (at least in the form of most major religions), making sites like these obsolete. To help break stereotypes and make women feel more welcomed, I suppose, is the purpose of these events.

Wed, 18 Apr 2012 04:08:00 UTC | #935391