In response to Judi’s last post regarding the inequality and piss poor payouts that female racers endure and are subjected to, I came across the following little gem. I don’t know if this if truth, fact or fiction, but it caused me to do a double take. File this one under WTF??? While some complain that women receive unfair treatment, there are those who feel that men are getting the short end of the stick.
Apparently, some total douche named Harry Grouch Crouch, President of NAMBLA, oops I meant NCFM, caught wind that Sea Otter organizers were going to hold a Ladies Day. How dare the folks at Sea Otter show some respect for the ladies! If it’s one thing I can’t stand it’s shit like Ladies Night at my favorite watering hole. Because I’ll be damned if some place tries to get a bunch of ladies in there when I really enjoy a good old sausage fest. (SATIRE)
The Sea Otter Classic had scheduled a series of activities, free to ladies, with the aim to promote women’s and girls’ involvement in the sport. Those activities included a ladies-only road ride, a mountain bike skills clinic, women’s bike fit seminar, bike maintenance and cleaning seminar, nutrition seminar, women by design panel session, wine and chocolate reception and a raffle drawing.
Crouch took issue with the fact that the event would be charging men for something women received for free and with the help of his lawyers, showed how it was a violation of several California laws, and Monterey County’s The Herald then published an article on the topic.
“Mr. Crouch started making comments to us about a month ago. I suspect his organization has a ‘Google Alerts’ (or something similar) set up for Ladies Day, Ladies Night, Ladies Specials, etc.,” explained Sea Otter President and CEO Frank Yohannan to Cyclingnews.
So, while Harry Crouch is off in search of the next glory hole at a highway rest area nearest you, be sure to read the rest of this story over at CyclingNews.by