Saturday, 16 July 2016


I really don't think anything, because if they did compete they would've did all the sports the men did, which is fighting, boxing etc. But then again I also think that women should have been allowed to contribute, or even watch because, women back them had a lot of power against men and could've done a lot better, and the also should've been allowed to watch, because it would've so boring for the women to just stay at home and clean. 


  1. Hi Paul,

    I am really glad to see that you've taken the time to post another blog for the Winter Learning Journey. That's awesome.

    I enjoyed reading your post and I can see why you feel that it is both fair and unfair. I agree with you that women should have been allowed to watch the games. It would have been very boring for them to be stuck at home cooking and cleaning while their brothers, husbands, uncles, father, friends, etc. went off to Olympia to compete. I also think that they would have enjoyed competing themselves. As you say, they were powerful and they could have successfully participated in boxing, wrestling, pankration, etc. Interestingly, women compete in all of these sports at the modern day games and they do quite well. I am really glad that they rules have changed and that women are now allowed to participate. It's so important that they are treated with equal respect (in my opinion)!

    I hope that you will have time to continue posting blogs over the next week. There are six other days' worth of activities (18 in total). Some of them involve taking pictures, some involve writing stories, some involve making designs. There is a huge variety!

    Hope to see you blogging again this week :)

    Cheers, Rachel

  2. Hi Paul,

    This is a good piece of writing. I like how you were honest and said that you really didn't think about anything. Next time could you re-read your writing.

    From Samiuela