Those of us who want to travel but do not have the time or the money finally have a solution – we can travel in spirit together with Biddy the hedgehog, a little guy on Instagram whose travel photos are becoming insanely popular.
Toni DeWeese and Tom Unterseher, Biddy’s two loving owners in Oregon, take him on adventures almost every week throughout the Pacific Northwest. He visits mountains, forests, waterfalls, and the occasional donut shop.
The video is even better: http://www.vulture.com/2014/07/this-woman-killed-it-on-american-ninja-warrior.html
The male competitors are in awe the whole time, and even the commentators learned to stop saying, “I don’t think she can do this.”
No, but I think it’s worth mentioning that the commentators never said they didn’t think she could do it. There were some points where they say ‘I don’t know if she’ll be able to reach with her height’ but it was NEVER about her gender. Ever. Except for when they were quite literally screaming and cheering for her when she made history. Not one person on that show has been anything but supportive of her and happy that she’s bringing gender diversity to the challenge. The men that she beat were rooting for her.
It wasn’t like the commentators had to “learn” to stop saying she couldn’t do it. They never treated her any different than the male competitors and never said anything negative about her being a woman. Her stature put her at a disadvantage and they did mention that, yeah. But they do that with any competitor who has a disadvantage due to height/weight.