It’s an unfortunate fact of life, but historically, professions that encourage women to hang around on the streets have been a little bit shady. In fact, even today, many ‘proper’ professions for women still struggle with stereotyping, sexism and never-ending closed doors.
We really hope that this doesn’t apply to snowboarding – but it feels like there is still an undertone around that says street snowboarding isn’t for the ladies. Competitions and olympic dreams are fine, but sketchy handrails don’t fit the profile…
Not to pick on Burton’s Women [Snowboarding], but for one of the biggest Women’s only releases this year there was a definite focus on backcountry, pipe and park – and a pretty high ratio of talking for each banger too.
Look past that, and you’ll see that there’s a quiet urban uprising going on – there’s been some serious parts put down, and all girl films that definitely deserve a watch. Dr Dre once said ‘bitches can’t handle the streets’ – here’s 14 girls who beg to differ: