Comments on: London 2012 – a chance to nurture strong female role models Wed, 16 Nov 2016 01:37:11 +0000 hourly 1 By: nick Thu, 12 Mar 2009 12:52:04 +0000 But the problem with that Jeanne is that they would only be competing against other women. There is still then only one winner in each event and therefore only 1 role model to focus on, just as before. It therfore highlights nothing.

By: Jeanne Moreau Wed, 11 Mar 2009 13:25:05 +0000 With regard to some of the previous comments: I don’t think this blog is about whether or not a politician can or can’t identify role models. It is about the fact that successful athletes become role models by default. It suggests that women should be encouraged to participate in a wider range of sporting events. Nothing wrong with that!

By: nick Mon, 09 Mar 2009 13:41:30 +0000 Great that the role model is Tessa Jowell.

1. Totally misled the public over the cost of the Olympics and we are now paying 3 times as much as first estimated by Tessa.
2. Demoted from Secretary of State by GB for being a bit erm, crap at the job.
3.Inextricably linked to David Mills. There is no way she can not have known what he was up to.
4. Voted against a transparent Parliament.
5. Voted for Iraq War.
6. Still uses her first husbands surname.

Yes, all in all both a fantastic example of a female role model and judge of other female role models.

By: Ian Kemmish Mon, 09 Mar 2009 09:07:26 +0000 Surely one becomes a rôle model by being good at what one does? Not by setting out to become one. And _certainly_ not by having a politician on the sidelines nominating one!

By: Aneury Peña R. Sun, 08 Mar 2009 17:38:24 +0000 I think about the role of women in the world is too important. they are special also in sport.