Monday, May 30, 2005

What happens when women do well

Danica Patrick came in 4th in the Indy 500 yesterday. I was literally on the edge of my seat because she almost won the damn thing. It was really interesting. What's been even more interesting is what some bloggers are saying about the thing. I'm not a sports nut, so I don't read the sports blogs, but it's been a sort of backhanded anti-feminist rant.

"Good for you, but it's because you weigh less than everyone else." (Actually Robby Gordon, a nascar driver said this, but many agree with him.)

"I'm just sick that all the commentators talked about was this stupid woman driver."

"She's too cute to be in that jumpsuit; she should be in a tight sweater and a skirt."

Just awful. It's like "Good for you, but get back in the kitchen please."