The 1970s was the height of Second-wave feminism. Women, obtained the right to vote. They now focused on equality in the workplace and all that came with it (including things like child care and reproductive rights). It’s only right that during the 1970s two women stepped forward in motorsports to shatter barriers long standing: Lella … Continue reading 1970s: Break On Through (to the other side)
Australia, the mysterious land where it seems like all living things are either going to kill you. In the case of racecar drivers: beat you at every race. Molly Taylor definitely will beat you at everything! She was born into racing, rally racing. Her father Mark was a former Australian Championship driver. Her mother Carol … Continue reading Australian Drivers will Defeat You
I’ve been writing recently on the history of women in racing and how with each decade as women made strides in open wheel racing it corresponded with strides made on the socio-political realm. A few months ago we featured Iranian racer Laleh Seddigh as our Woman of the Week. Laleh was, and still is, one … Continue reading Winning More than Races
The 1960s starts the increase of amazing women in auto racing. My research yielded a long list of names, unlike the prior decades. I struggled with how to approach this decade. Write a small blurb on all of them (because they all had amazing stories) or pick a smaller list and go deep. I picked … Continue reading 1960s Women: I Want to Go Fast
By separating women out it can be said: she’s good enough…for a girl.
Rosie the Riveter said women could do it, and these women certainly did!
When the sport, in general, still uses women simply as trophy or sign holders: any woman who can boast top-ten finishes, poles, and a lengthy career is a role model.