Giant Praying Mantis with Bulging Muscles Who Eats Men For Breakfast and Doesn’t Wear a Bra (subtitle: Tess Rants about sexism)

A post from the first member of the HAOWomen group – Tess Roser, about gender, stereotypes and living a life outside.

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“Do you really think sexism still exists Tess? Or are you just finding drama where there is none?”

I was asked this (or something to this effect) by a well-meaning friend a few years back.

I was taken aback by the question, and I didn’t really know how to respond. Having been brought up in a very equality-minded home, where my parents drilled into me at a young age that men and women should be equal, and having surrounded myself in my adult years by friends of both genders who took part in stereotypical male activities in the outdoors, I flailed trying to find a response.

The part of me that has had the “equality is key to progress” mantra stamped into my brain automatically fired off with “of course sexism still exists and is important to fight against!”.

But the other part of me – the part that…

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Everyone loves stickers

Hey team

One of our members, Morgan Laudine, has designed some rad stickers for our little community.

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You can order stickers with the HAOW logo through her esty store.  $5 AUD gets you two stickers to throw on your car, bike, helmet, paddle, forehead or any other place that needs a hint of adventure.

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Make sure to check out her ‘Gone Climbing’ bumper stickers too!

We would love to see where the stickers end up – so take a picture of them somewhere majestical and tag #haowomen!

Click here to order your stickers: https://www.etsy.com/au/shop/MorganLaudineDesigns

And click here to read Morgan’s last post about bush search and rescue training in the Barrington tops.