SailNet Community - View Single Post - Why are the Ladies silent on Sailnet?
View Single Post
  #86  
Old 01-22-2012
helenwiley helenwiley is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Savannah, Georgia
Posts: 40
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
helenwiley is on a distinguished road
Yes, I do feel better after the rant.

I don't think all men are chest-beating savages who run around raping and pillaging literally or figuratively.

The Battle of the Sexes has gone on as long as there have been two genders. We won't solve the problem here, but we can examine it as it relates to sailing. Women tend to be concerned with the ambience of sailing--those aspects that touch on the affective domain. Men tend to be more concerned with the engineering and physics of sailing. NOT that women don't concern themselves with matters of engineering and physics, survival may depend on those skills.

So with those ideas in mind, one would conclude that there won't be scores of women sailors posting on threads dealing with through the hull fittings or step by step instructions for priming a diesel fuel system. We know those are important and don't dismiss them, but we may be more interested in threads about pressure cookers and dealing with dampness why living aboard.
___________________
Helen

Cornucoipa Finnsailer 35
Savannah, GA
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook