A Few [Infuriating & Sexist] Quotes
A day in the life of a female ski-mountaineer can go one of two ways: I feel supported, psyched, and completely confident the entire time I'm pushing my limits, or I get inundated with comments such as the following:
"It's totally fine up there but.... you have to be comfortable on this sort of terrain."
"Why don't you go call your boyfriend and see what he thinks. I bet he can help you decide."
"Isn't he just guiding you up all this stuff?"
"Are you sure she's ready to climb [insert name of peak here]?"
"I think it's awesome that you took that class! That way, it won't just be your boyfriend taking care of you..."
It's a miracle I've managed to survive as long as I have with my significant other "taking care of me."