In 1971, art historian Linda Nochlin posed the question, “Why Have There Been No Great Women Artists?” Her scholarship focuses on the biases of patriarchal norms illustrating how women did not have access to the same financial and educational support of church patronage and art academies as their male counterparts. The same institutions that denied opportunities for women, helped foster greatness for male artists. As a result, the chances of a female Michelangelo appearing on the scene were pretty darn slim.
Do you ever feel like barring figure skating, gymnastics and maybe tennis women's sports are constantly fighting an uphill battle?
Last week it was announced that women's boxing would be included in the 2012 Olympics.