Russian Coach Says Women Shouldn’t Ski Jump Because It Distracts Them From Housework

27 Jan

“Women have another purpose — to have children, to do housework, to create hearth and home,” Alexander Arefyev said.

Russia’s men’s ski jump coach says he is against women’s ski jumping and believes women’s job is to be homemakers and give birth.

“I admit, I’m not a fan of women’s ski jumping,” Alexander Arefyev said in an interview with the pro-Kremlin newspaper Izvestia Monday. “It’s a pretty difficult sport with a high risk of injury. If a man gets a serious injury, it’s still not fatal, but for women it could end much more seriously.

“If I had a daughter, I’d never let her jump — it’s too much hard labor. Women have another purpose — to have children, to do housework, to create hearth and home,” he added.

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What does this say to our children? Children have no practical use for gender, and the sooner adults conceptualize this in full and choose, to end it an the tradition of promoting behaviors that are only relevant to caricatures of sexualized hetero-normativity, we will finally produce superior kinds of people who who lack the vapid gendered thinking that permeates so much of our lives today.

Nurturing children to be skilled and curious, and by ignoring their sexual organs, we offer the lesson that their worth is determined by what they know and by how they treat each other based on individual merit, and not by gender contribution. The world would be improved as a result, and you would be a rock star parent.

 

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