>>> Katha Pollitt <kpollitt at thenation.com> 11/22/99 09:46AM >>>
Well, we wouldn't want her "puffing" like Doug :)! Martha Nussbaum is maybe 55-- at most. Don't think she goes to gym more often than many men her age--my sweetie, who's 55, has taken up squash, rowing machine, horseback riding all in last five years. he's in great shape and has lots of vigor. I on the other hand, seem to be "letting myself go" completely, never exercise etc. But i wouldn't say my way is working out so well from the health and energy point of view. Keep meaning to join a gym and go swimming, but it's so boring.
Charles: Yea, the boring part is the hurdle. The competition of competitive sports helps to overcome this. So, the bias against socializing girls to be into competitive sports has this bad side effect for women.