Taking On Female Stereotypes In Skateboarding | “Femininity has not previously been welcome in skateboarding… “
Stefani Nurding is a great Instagram follow who brings her own style to the world of skateboarding. The crew at Place Mag asked her to write about her thoughts about female skateboarding, which include how early on in skateboarding she noticed that anything which people deemed to be feminine seemed to get a pretty negative response from both Men and Women. She goes on from there…
The skateboard media has for a very long time reflected these ideas and has mostly excluded females from its marketing. Femininity has not previously been welcome in skateboarding because it conflicts with those ideas.
All of the ideas about what skateboarding is and have been presented to us through advertising. These ads mostly consist of behaviour that is intended to conform to classic male gender stereotypes.
@stefaninurdingxx‘s column is actually about all of us, so take your time and read what she has to say❤️Place.tv📡 „I feel like at present that women who skate are quite often shown as quite segregated from their male peers and often hear it referred to as ‘women’s skateboarding’. Not always but a lot.“