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Re: Is Sailing Sexist?
Not the same thing as 'strike up conversation with the guy.' My example is, 'once we have initiated a discussion, and woman has made cogent statements, chauvinist still turns to the man as though woman has said nothing or is disinterested.'
It's offensive, and as I've said, husband has noticed it too.
Personally, I really dig it when the woman aboard likes to talk about sailing as much as the guy. However, that is rarely the case.
I even have to wonder if some walk around with a chip on their shoulder over this and convict every guy within site. If I sense an attitude, I will certainly talk with the more welcoming. Doesn't matter the subject. Doesn't matter the gender.
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