buffbones said: Does rowing usually have an “elite” attitude to it? I’m not familiar with the community, but do they normally make it easy for people at lower incomes to partake? It sucks that they aren’t understanding about funds :/
I mean, it always is characterized as being a sport for very affluent people. Shells are expensive, regattas are expensive… and when I rowed at CU it was fairly expensive, too but they broke things up so you could afford it. I’ve never really witnessed any elitist attitudes until I started racing in masters (21+) programs.
And tbh, I wouldn’t be this angry if the woman hadn’t acted like $1000 is something anyone can afford if they just ~really work at it~.