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Re: Is Sailing Sexist?

Originally Posted by jameswilson29 View Post
Unfortunately for those folks who are waiting for someone to provide them with the "same opportunities", the world is a competitive place and there are those of us who will pursue and take those opportunities ("the hunters") without waiting for someone to hand them to us ("the gatherers").

If you think the world owes you something, you are already lost. Life ain't fair. Get over it.
Is that what you tell your divorce clients, counselor, or do you tell them that you are worth what you are worth because it is your job to level the playing field and get an equitable and fair settlement?

While a big picture discussion of sexism as a whole is interesting, I'm not sure how all of this relates to the self-proclaimed and self-evident bigger, stronger tougher half of a boating couple staying planted behind the wheel and nudging the throttle while the smaller, weaker half is on the bow fighting with the anchor and rode.... which is essentially the sort of semi-amusing sexism that prompted this topic...

...Unless one believes that he "hunts" for the anchorage, and she "gathers" the anchor and rode.
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