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Old 03-14-19, 10:39 PM
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'Building Grit in Girls Through Mountain Biking'

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/14/w...in-biking.html
more consciousness-raising than biking
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Old 03-25-19, 08:59 PM
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My thread on this very topic got moved to Politics and Religion, where I can't even post to it now.

It seemed to bring out the psycho in everyone.
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Old 03-26-19, 08:56 AM
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Originally Posted by wgscott View Post
My thread on this very topic got moved to Politics and Religion, where I can't even post to it now. It seemed to bring out the psycho in everyone.
It brought out the misogyny. That thread should not have been moved to P&R, instead, the moderator should have given a warning to the posters who have a problem with encouraging girls to ride bikes. Hopefully this thread does better.
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Old 03-27-19, 06:24 AM
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This article generated some motivation among folks in our local bike club to put together some MTB opportunities for kids.

It started with one woman posting a link to the article on the club listserv and she was like I want to let my daughter try this.... where do I start?, and in no time a bunch of people were organizing something for kids.
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Grit?

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Grit?

is that a bullet right above the typewriter? were they giving kids bullets?
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Old 03-27-19, 06:41 AM
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I was so dazzled with the idea of earning an extra $1 to $5 a week, I hadn't noticed. Half of those prizes could be used to kill someone. I'm surprised there are no Daisy BB guns ("You could put someone's eye out with that!")
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I saw a vending machine selling Grit on the porch of an old general store in rural Pennsylvania in the '60s. I remember a Rick Meyerowitz spoof, 'Hey kids, Sell ??it'
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