Aw, shucks, Smacky. You guys are too much fun. (But I'm well past the age where bikinis are appropriate, trust me on that.) I interrupt the pillow fight to respond to an issue that PCP raises with all thoughtfulness:
Originally Posted by PCP
I find the global attitude towards women around here quite paternalistic, like if in what regards sailing they were just the cook and housekeeper while the man is the captain.
Probably that was like that some years ago and given the age of most of the posters it is possible that it is yet for most like that ...
The only excuse for this archaic attitude I can think of is that sailing itself is a somewhat archaic mode of transportation. I agree the attitude still seems to exist, but I'm not in the mood to cut anyone slack over it. That attitude was prevalent before the age of computers. Yet by the very act of posting on Sailnet these guys have proven they could adapt to new things, right? So, c'mon, learn to adapt to other social advances as well? Quite a few of the present company *have* gotten it, and are fun to virtually hang out with.
Okay, now back to our regularly scheduled banter ...