Anyone else listen to Ironman Talk? Anyone else catch the outrageously sexist comment in Episode 72? It sure bothered me! James discusses how he's trying out different coaching tactics for some of his clients....like his female clients. My ears perked up at this. Huh? Bevan asks, "Like what? Like they're more delicate?" James replies, "Yeah."
I realize this was probably a slip of the tongue but the statment really got under my skin! It's hard enough for us females out there in a male-dominated sport. What if a well-respected coach like Paul Newby-Fraser was to say she had to simplify things more for her male athletes because they were denser than females?
We are not delicate flowers! In fact, with childbirth and all, you could argue we're much better at handling guts and pain than guys. These guys are role models in the tri community, and I just thought they should edit their thoughts more before letting it stream from their mouths. Dammit! I was a big fan of Ironman Talk but I've really been let down.