Personally, as someone who has gotten enough blisters and a sprained ankle wearing short high heels (an inch and a half heel) I say she's got my respect as a shoe athlete as well as a Ninja Warrior...
I was just happy to see her complete the jumping spider and the wave thing. She almost made it up the wall as well.
I do wish they would let the women go a far as possible. At this point in time I don't think any of the females will be able to finish the course within the time limit. I would like to see how far a female can go along the course though.
That said - it could be them who are discouraging it because they want to show that a woman can compete with the men including the time. The men could also factor in as well here too - given we've had one alone be eliminated by 3/100ths of a second.
I can see them needing a time limit though on both in the first two stages - it really wouldn't be fair to let just the women compete to see how far they get and time the men because what if they have just the women get to the Mountain that way?
Of course, they could reduce the amount who qualify or have the same amount and the top X go to each level if they finish. That wouldn't be the Sasuke rules though so if/when they have someone make it to the mountain and win, it wouldn't be seen as a fair win.
Probably doesn't make a lot of sense - but I'd like to see at least one woman complete a stage.
They could allow a woman to continue on the course, after the buzzer has sounded, just to see if she can do it. For Pete's sake, they use enough filler that they could spare some of the time. The women would know that they would not continue on with the competition, just try to finish the course for not only a sense of accomplishment but to also maybe get other women to try out in the future.
As far as Meagan and them showing her in heels. I personally do not see what the big deal is. So what if they focused on her wearing "girly clothes" and high heels. They also focused on different aspects of the men as well. Dr. Noah was shown in the hospital as well as at home with his wife and son. Others were also shown at their work, at play, doing what interests them, etc. I personally am thankful that Meagan is showing girls/women that it is ok to be athletic and feminine at the same time. There doesn't need to be an either/or. Meagan did an amazing job during her run and is a female that little girls can look up to. If she wants to let people know that she loves heels and being "girly", that's fine with me.
Initially, I felt the same way! Partly because I just wanted to see if they could do the course, if not within the time frame given.Quote:
Originally Posted by schilred1
However, this is a competition, and each accomplishment is measured against each other. Meagan got as far as she did within the time frame and it will be up to the next woman to see if she can better that... if she can get further and do the next obstacle, it will be her bragging right. No man continues if time runs out and no woman should either. I LOVE that they compete at the same level. I think it gives the women MORE to strive for. :) Beating the men at their own game and at the same level. That's what I want to see.
I really do hate that there are some obstacles that people physically cannot do because of their height. Is was so sad last night to see Kaci nail the spider wall mount with her feet and just not have a wide enough wing span to be able to make contact with her hands. Obviously she did a great jump from the trampoline that went pretty far into the opening if she was able to connect with her feet. I'm not sure she could have gone in much farther.
It must be so frustrating to be the amazing athlete that she is and know that she could do all of it with no problem if she were just 4 or 5 inches taller.