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A year-old girl has hit out at a popular Australian surfing magazine for the sexist way it portrays women. Keen surfer Olive Bowers was shocked at the lack of female athletes in a recent edition of 'Tracks' magazine - which pictured just one woman who "wasn't even surfing, or even remotely near a beach" - and decided to write a strongly-worded letter to the editor. According to news. The editor has not yet responded to the letter, but Olive hopes that continued coverage will draw attention to the issue. This is not the first time the sport has come under fire for it's sexist representation of female surfers. In Hawaiian pro-surfer Anastasia Ashley pointed out that most headlines about female competitors focused on their looks rather than their accomplishments in the water. A recent Roxy surf wear campaign has also been criticised for filming world champion Stephanie Gilmore in her bed, checking her phone and getting dressed - but not once surfing. It's also no secret that male surfers win more prize money than female surfers, as is often the case in professional sports. See Olive's full letter here, originally published on news.
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According to Warshaw, sexism was not always a part of surfing. It was just something everyone did. In the early 20th century, wooden surfboards were long and heavy—measuring 15 feet long and weighing nearly pounds—which prevented many women from taking up the sport. Those girl boards became the basis for the first modern surfboards that we have now. Despite their role in shaping the sport, professional surfing, which came on the scene in the s, routinely pushed women to the margins. Even as recently as , women only had about half the prize money as men. Much of this stems from limited resources, since unlike other sports, surfers have to compete for waves.
Would they have stayed in the church if dad was a member. I agree with Rachel- this is not what I signed up for. Mormonism, like many extreme religions, often stunts the growth of its members. Follow the footnotes and you start to find the lies.