My last post on the history of the NYRR New York Mini 10K got me thinking: do we still need women-only races? The topic came up on The New York Running Show right after the race, and I received a startlingly negative comment about them on my column in The Washington Times Communities.
I’m old enough to remember hearing that I couldn’t do this or couldn’t do that because I was a girl–including lots of athletic things. Thankfully I had parents who thought that was a bunch of hooey, and they signed me up for swim team, ill-fated golf lessons, and bought me GI Joe and He-Man action figures to go along with my Barbies and She-Ra toys.
All these years later, I think women-only races still have a place in the running community, as do men-only running events; and yes, men-only races do exist.
You can read my entire response to a certain “Disenfranchised” male about why women-only races still matter at The Washington Times Communities.
But I’m curious what do you all think?