It’s not fair that girl boarders don’t get that much press in the skateboard mags but when there’s an opportunity to get in in the mainstream then do this pile of crap instead.
Honestly its just bad journalism and kinda weird, I mean I know lots of skaters in their 20’s but honestly most skater boys are exactly that, boys.
Also this just encourages and even suggests all girls should sit about spectating instead of getting involved. I get enough of this shit from girls without the mainstream media putting it out there.
"Now you’re looking the skate part, it’s time to get on board. Not literally. Do not, we repeat, do not, attempt to mount a skateboard unless you are a professional. We tried it once, and it did not end well. If you feel like really blending in then, sure, bring along a deck, but it’s an accessory NOT a mode of transport."
That part made me want to track down the writer smash my accessory, sorry I meant skateboard, round their face. Or be sick. I don’t know.
Sorry about the swearing. Censor as you wish or improve. I kinda feel like this has killed my braincells. Also I’m kinda angry.
[addition by emily!]: Yeah I am in total agreement here and I’m happy to say that it appears, for once, that the people in the comments agree. I advise you to go comment and add your voice to those calling them out- we’re nearly six hundred strong, don’t forget that we can actually do a lot. Drown out their idiotic article with real female skateboarders and remind them why this shit ain’t ok.