While I was in London this week I met up with my friend Matt Barr for lunch, and we had a good little catch up on the whole media farrago I was in over the last couple of weeks.
We discuss some pretty complex and complicated issues about the relationship between surfing and gender, like how the surfing industry tends to publicly support male dominance, how this builds a culture that serves to support patriarchal ideology, and why I feel it's unhealthy for everyone no matter their gender identity or expression. We also talk about the need for a greater diversity of female role models in surfing to avoid the damaging monoculture we are so often presented with, and touch on the complex issue of the people who ask "what about the men?!".
No Show Notes for this one, so if you want to find out more about any of the things we discuss, check out the podcast Instagram (www.instagram.com/WeLookSideways), Twitter (www.twitter.com/WeLookSideways) and Facebook (www.facebook.com/wearelookingsideways). Enjoy!