#OWA: Why Female Focused Adventure Still Matters

❄A guest post by Olivia Kefauver, Outdoor Women’s Alliance New England Grassroots Team Leader❄ At thirteen, I was standing in the stern of a canoe wielding my plastic paddle at a cargo ship slowly passing across the St. Lawrence River with five other girls screaming into the wind. As pirates we were (naturally) threatening to commandeer it, but after five days canoeing through the rivers of New York State, powered by nothing more than our own bodies, we had bigger […]

Everything wrong with “When Feminism Goes Too Far”

The original article, “When Feminism Goes Too Far” by Davita Gurian, can be read here.  1) The “there are weekly events for women (so we don’t need feminism)” argument   There are weekly events for women because most climbing events are by default for men. We don’t blame men for it, that’s just a fact. Look at numbers. 2) The “media produces multiple accounts of women climbing (so we don’t need feminism) argument Without being picky, the author writes from the […]