Olympics have a long way to go as women push boundaries

Nine hundred million people tuned in to watch the 2012 London Opening Ceremony.

With the Olympics bombarding us and the issues of equality being discussed in the media I thought I’d share a lovely quote by the air rifle contestant, Nur Suryani Mohd Taibi, The 29-year-old from Malaysia.

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“It’s not like men can only do the rough jobs, the challenging jobs. Women, also, can do. Maybe they open their mind… and start to believe that … men have the strength, but women have the endurance.”

Nur Suryani has combined her shooting with being a navy logistics officer. She has continued to train despite suffering from morning sickness and has had to adjust her stance slightly since she became pregnant, although she says the extra weight has improved her stability.

The latest edition of The Country Web has the theme Women crossing boundaries. It showcases many women from throughout NSW who are shining their light in various industries and jobs that up until recently have been seen as traditionally male areas.

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For more on the Nur Suryani coverage is below

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NSW Rural Women’s Network is a government program working in innovative ways to promote leadership and action on rural women’s issues. The RWN team is dedicated to connecting and exchanging information with women and stakeholders in rural, regional and remote communities.
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