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Old 04-26-2013, 10:23 AM   #16
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And, the whining from the men has already begun on FB.
The men can get over themselves.
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Old 04-26-2013, 10:27 AM   #17
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And, the whining from the men has already begun on FB.
I was just coming on the post "aaaannnd queue the complaining men."

Boo hoo it's so hard to be a man and not be able to be in the first corral of a Disney race. It's not fair that there aren't a billion other races that I could do if I don't like this one. Instead I'm going to complain that Disney is just a money making racket.

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I love that it's called the Glass Slipper challenge. Cool! I will be down for the half but not sure about the 10k. Maybe! I'm doing the Dopey so I might still be tired
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Old 04-26-2013, 10:41 AM   #18
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I'm totally in!! I guess there was a reason I decided not to do Dopey - I'm much more of the glass slipper kind of gal!!! I'm SO super excited!
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Old 04-26-2013, 10:58 AM   #19
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Old 04-26-2013, 11:04 AM   #20
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I'm going to "officially" lurk here until I cave... er, decide. I swore "No more Princess!" after doing it this year, and I registered for the WDW Half. And later regretted not also registering for the 10K - after it was full, naturally. So, yeah - this challenge is very, very tempting...
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Old 04-26-2013, 11:13 AM   #21
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The men can get over themselves.
Supposing it were reversed, and Disney did a male-centric event weekend (which they likely never will, since it's not as profitable), would you feel the same way?

I don't get what's so bad about guys (myself included) who are a bit put off by runDisney's gender bias offering their opinion on the matter.
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Old 04-26-2013, 11:14 AM   #22
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Supposing it were reversed, and Disney did a male-centric event weekend (which they likely never will, since it's not as profitable), would you feel the same way?

I don't get what's so bad about guys (myself included) who are a bit put off by runDisney's gender bias offering their opinion on the matter.
It's okay to feel however you want to feel. Complaining about it on social media doesn't really help. Email runDisney and ask why they don't have a pirate race or a Peter Pan race.
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Old 04-26-2013, 11:20 AM   #23
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Supposing it were reversed, and Disney did a male-centric event weekend (which they likely never will, since it's not as profitable), would you feel the same way?
Yes, I would be perfectly ok with it.
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Old 04-26-2013, 11:32 AM   #24
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It's okay to feel however you want to feel. Complaining about it on social media doesn't really help. Email runDisney and ask why they don't have a pirate race or a Peter Pan race.
It's not necessarily about expecting it to "help"; social media is about a lot of different things, one of which is sharing ideas, thoughts, and opinions. Some of us see it looking like little more than a cash grab.

Many people contacted runDisney when they announced the Tink, and I'm sure they will this time as well. Of course, we know what their reason is though, and don't really expect it to change.

To try to be fair and balanced, though, I will say that this time around, I'm far less up-in-arms, since it is a fairly logical addition to events that are already there. (Compared to last time, with lead-in marketing hype that ended up feeling like a slap in the face)

In any event, I am glad so many individuals are excited for these new events/medals, and for everyone participating, I hope they have a great time.
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Old 04-26-2013, 11:42 AM   #26
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That glass slipper has to be mine! It would go so well with the Dumbo one..... Not so sure about the coast to coast medal... It sure is tempting but DH and I are planning on going to Africa at that time next year..... Decisions... Decisions...
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Old 04-26-2013, 11:48 AM   #27
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I'm a woman and I completely see the male's viewpoint here. Sure, Disney can and will do whatever they want, but why is it necessary to exclude men from the 1st corrals and make them feel 2nd class? I, for one, would not be OK with a race that made women feel 2nd class.
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Old 04-26-2013, 11:50 AM   #28
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I'm a woman and I completely see the male's viewpoint here. Sure, Disney can and will do whatever they want, but why is it necessary to exclude men from the 1st corrals and make them feel 2nd class? I, for one, would not be OK with a race that made women feel 2nd class.
I actually think itís nice that rD even lets men run in women-centered races. In NYC, if thereís a womenís race, you have to be a woman.
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Old 04-26-2013, 11:59 AM   #29
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I actually think itís nice that rD even lets men run in women-centered races. In NYC, if thereís a womenís race, you have to be a woman.
This may sound really weird, but what they do in NYC makes more sense to me. Seems like it sticks to the principle of the race. They aren't gonna treat the runners the same, so they won't take the runner's money.
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I actually think itís nice that rD even lets men run in women-centered races. In NYC, if thereís a womenís race, you have to be a woman.
Not everyone likes races elsewhere that are gender specific either, although it's far easier to overlook it in regions or from clubs that put on a far larger roster of events. In WDW, the women's event weekend is one out of something like five(?), in DL, it's one of only 2.

In the case of rD, though men are "allowed" to enter, it's usually pretty clear that's not the intended audience. I suspect even that is largely just to avoid a bigger PR backlash.

For clarity though, I'll say again that this time is far less bothersome than the Tink announcement was.
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