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Hereโ€™s the thing: Iโ€™m good at sports. ๐Ÿ€ ๐ŸŽพ Especially ball sports. I grew up throwing and catching and running around with my three brothers and Iโ€™m naturally fast and have excellent hand eye coordination. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ . Hereโ€™s the other thing...whenever I say that, whenever I โ€œclaimโ€ that and stand confidently in that, I tend to get eye rolls and โ€œoh stopsโ€ and usually get made to feel bad about being confident about my sports abilities...and a lot of times itโ€™s reactions from other women. . And thatโ€™s because we are ingrained to DISLIKE confidence and intelligence and self assurance in women. . Study after study points to the inherent culturally bias that we have (Thank you misogyny) against confident women. When a man is confident and self assured we like, respect and trust him. When a woman is those things, we think sheโ€™s โ€œtoo muchโ€ and โ€œunladylikeโ€. . Itโ€™s conditioning. Itโ€™s brainwashing. Itโ€™s downright suppressive. So hereโ€™s your call to awareness! Look for how that patriarchal bias (itโ€™s real) is showing up in your day to day. . Cuz the truth is, I am a badass athlete. Sorry if that makes you uncomfortable. Actually Iโ€™m not sorry. Come play with meโ€”Iโ€™m really good! ๐Ÿ˜‰ . . @rideengine @liquidforcekites #rideengine #liquidforcekites #kitesurfing #kiteboarding #kiteboardgirl #letskitrsurf #thekitemag @the_kiteboarder #kiteworld #iksurfmag #kitesurfgirl #dakhlaattitude @dakhla_attitude
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