I was amongst them. As far as extreme sports go, I’m as likely to hang a ten as skip on the moon, but I still regard Linda Benson as an inspiration, and became just another awestruck groupie in my heroine’s presence, even as my shaky hand signed her copy of my book.
It seems odd, now that we’re firmly entrenched in the 21st century, that women were ever considered inferior to men. But Linda’s talent and tenacity have proved otherwise.
I often muse on this quote by Charlotte Whitton: “Whatever women must do they must do twice as well as men to be thought half as good.” Does that mean that Linda had to work four times as hard just to be equal? And even more to be a winner?