For those of you that don't know her: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Danica_Patrick I was watching Sportscenter this morning and the report they did on Danica Patrick was quite interesting. Before I talk about the report, I just want to say that I think she's highly overrated and celebrated for the wrong reasons. We want to bring closure to sexual discrimination, we want to erase it. So why do we over-celebrate women in areas that they are not typically seen? It creates an "othering" attitude towards them and ultimately (To me anyways) works to encourage seperation. Danica Patrick's entrance to racing was made into a big deal. I wouldn't have cared so much if they had done a report the day the news came out telling about her joining. That would be fine, tell us about her and what's going on, let us nod and say, "Good for you kid, go for it, let the men know women can race too." Don't drag us on for weeks afterwards and focus only on her, ignoring the other racers who are actually succeeding. But anyways, there was a report about Danica Patrick and this other guy Wheldon who are sissy fighting with each other right now. Wheldon is about the same size as Patrick (meaning he's short and tiny) and he's trying to come off as some sort of tough guy by verbally bitch-slapping her. However, Danica's behavior has been childish as of late with her stomping and seemingly pulling little hissyfits on the track. All in all, I was wondering what you felt about her. I think it's great for women to be emerging in professional sports more and more. Personally, I hope to see the day women begin playing baseball again and not just softball. From what I've seen of Patrick, I'm not a fan because of some of her antics, but I think the media needs to ease up on the, "oMGWTF teh femalz? loll!1!!"