An Incomplete List of #SexismInCycling
The 2016 edition.
It’s hard to calculate the amount of sexism women encounter within the cycling industry, since so much of it happens at a personal level or via microaggressions that we’re taught to brush off or blame ourselves for. But we can keep track of the things that happen on a larger scale. So let’s do that.
For ONE year, help me keep track of sexist cycling words, visuals, and experiences. It’s the beginning of March and so much has already happened — lucky us!
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to contribute a post.
PS: Already getting questions about “reverse sexism”. Read this until/if I find a better explainer. Also, we’re not affiliated with this account: https://www.instagram.com/sexismincycling/.
Cycling Weekly ranks the top 100 male and female professional road riders who made an impression during the 2016 season…www.cyclingweekly.co.uk
I’ll spare you the pain of going through the list above. They basically dumped all the female cyclists they’ve heard of into the top 50 and then gave up. By my count, they highlighted 15 women and EIGHTY FIVE men. Why? Well the contributors may have something to do with that. Nine men and one woman were consulted.
Rachel's race run was a show of dominance from a sportsperson in their prime. She finished 11 seconds up on Tracey…dirtmountainbike.com
If you haven’t been paying attention to what’s been going on with British Cycling, take a few minutes to get caught up. Sarah Connolly has put together a great rundown here.