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Re: Is Sailing Sexist?
Sexism is self-perpetuating.
I read the example above of how one felt dismissed because a man was asked the same question that a women just answered. It could have been dismissive. However, the first thought that went through my mind is buddies that will continually ask me the same question, they would then ask the dog, a stranger or just talk to the piling. They often don't accept anyone's answer or just want to talk about the topic.
Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar. If you want to see sexism, it will remain.
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