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Miller: The battle of the sexes goes on in Summit Daily News advertisements

Anything you can do, I can do better

While paging through the Dec. 18 Summit Daily, I came across an advertisement at the top of page 7 which greatly took me aback. The ad, for Summit Chiropractic and Rehab, featured the image of a couple snowshoeing, with the woman slightly ahead of the man. The text read, “Is your girlfriend out-performing you? We can help you get a head start.” This insinuated that the only way a woman could ever out-perform a man is if the man has something wrong with him! Needless to say, I was both offended and infuriated. Here it is, almost 2014, and women are still being degraded and insulted like this. As a woman with a master’s degree in physics, I have a great deal of experience being in the minority, but I also know that I have achieved what many men will never be able to do. Further, as a gymnast in high school, I even beat a few boys at arm wrestling. Whether it be mentally or physically, women are completely capable of out-performing perfectly healthy men. In light of this ad, if I ever sustain an injury requiring a chiropractor or rehabilitation, I definitely know where I will not be going.

Rachel Miller


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