Nenets are an indigenous nomadic people in the northern Siberian region located partially above the Arctic Circle. They have an annual holiday called Reindeer Herders’ Day where they compete in sports & reindeer races in a city about 2,500 kilometers (1,553 miles) north of Moscow, Russia.
This woman is one of the entrants in the reindeer race. Urban women may think we wrote the book on feminism but this Nenets woman is putting some of us to shame. Many born before Title VII & Title IX of the Civil Rights Act went into effect were completely shut out of sports & had to content ourselves with crocheting. Some went on to notoriety as disco queens. Thank heavens for the little equality we have. Time to move it forward.
(Photo by Dmitry Lovetsky/AP)