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Sucks Donut (Red Bull Heavy Water 2019)

Updated: Oct 13, 2021

When I was a kid, there was a really bad joke where one of the bullies would walk up to you and ask if you wanted a donut. You'd say sure, and they would punch you, twist your arm, or pull your hair and say "SUCKS, DONUT!"

(I didn't grow up in an area of particularly nice or intelligent children.)

But it's always stayed in the back of my mind, because when someone asks me if I want a donut, or anything for that matter, I think really hard about what I want or don't want. I think before I speak and act.

Two years ago, a prominent female paddler was upset that the Red Bull Heavy Water event only invited men and she wanted women to receive equal invites. She launched a social media campaign called #ipaddleforequality and urged all of the women to post a picture with that hashtag on the day of the Red Bull Heavy Water event, 2017.