This is what male reporters often don’t seem to understand: Women feel like people. We don’t think constantly about being women. It’s natural for us. We can even forget about it for long stretches of time.
Mariah Burton Nelson, “How A Woman is Supposed to Act” in The Stronger Women Get, The More Men Love Football (1994), p.198.
Dima and Lama
Hattab (b. 1980) are twin sisters from Jordan who became the first women
from the Middle East to participate in the famous race Marathon des Sables, a
six-day ultramarathon in the Sahara Desert. They also contributed greatly to
promoting female participation in high-performance sports.
They first participated
in the 1999 Dead Sea ultramarathon, where they finished 3rd and 4th.
In 2002 they organised the first Jabal Ishrin charity race in Jordan, going
through the Wade Rum desert valley, with all proceeds going towards charitable