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Re: Is Sailing Sexist?

Originally Posted by Coquina View Post
*Sailing* is not sexist, not being a person and all, but some people can be. WomanShip always struck me as insulting on one level. I used to make a living teaching people to sail and fly. I taught women and girls with no issues. The actual Womenship instructors/skippers were all great, it was just the concept that being male meant I could not do well teaching women bugged me. Kind of like "ManShip" where no women need apply would go over
A lot of woman prefer being taught by another woman for the simple reason women communicate differently than men. They don't have a problem with men, they just have a problem with the way men communicate.

Of course that is not to say some women don't want to have to rely on men for anything. But I'm not one of them. I mean, I'd love for Chef Dave to teach me how to cook. In turn, I'll teach him how to bend conduit.
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