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There are few women posting around here regularly, that's a fact and that's also a fact that they are nicer and more polite than most men. I just wish they posted more and that there were more around.

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 but we have only to look at sailing races to see that more and more women are racing....and cruising and that some of them are beating most of the men, if not all.

I have meet several times all women crews cruising and racing and let me tell you they are always among the ones that it seems to have more fun doing it.

So ladies, please post more, I just love girl's talk and with more girls around I am quite sure this would be an even better site

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So ladies, please post more, I just love girl's talk and with more girls around I am quite sure this would be an even better site

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He had the same image, minus the pajamas!
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I now have an image in my head of Paulo contentedly sitting in the midst of a bunch of pajama-clad women having a pillow fight, feathers flying around the room.
That's how I picture it too, but without the Paulo...I get all "grunty" when there is more than one chest beating troglodyte in the room...
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I now have an image in my head of Paulo contentedly sitting in the midst of a bunch of pajama-clad women having a pillow fight, feathers flying around the room.
Hum, I like women but not only that way. On my first job (while I was graduating and working to pay for it) I was the only guy among 18 girls. With time I come to really appreciate their company (no I am not talking about sex) its kind of soft chat and also their murderous humor. No, I did not become gay but later and during my entire live I found myself enjoying more girl's talk than that kind of macho talk that men's normally have.

I was a teacher for most of my life and on school we have more women as teacher than guys so normally I hang out not with male groups but more with women groups, that I found more funny and entertaining and I am proud to say that they consider me as an equal, I mean they confide with me and talk with me in a way they don't talk with other male, you know girl's talk. You don't know how funny is to heard what women really think about men

I have many friends among women and I think I understand them quite well. I don't think the kind of macho dominant perspective common on this site is properly welcoming to women, and that's a pity. I would like to have more around, I like them

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Well then we need to change that...

I would like to step up and formally let all the chicks know how much they are valued around here. The bikini, invented by gentler dudes, Jacques Heim and Louis Reard, is one of mankind's greatest gifts to the universe. And without chicks, it would be nothing but floss and gauze.

So, I ask the rest of my fellow neanderthals to momentarily stand as erect as possible, dust the Dorito crumbs from your lap hair, and join me in raising your half-eaten ostrich leg to God's gift to adventurous dudes everywhere who have the illusion of being macho dominant...

To The Sailing Chicks!
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Well, it's a scary scenario where Smack comes across as the voice of reason but +1 to that sentiment.

All we can do is hope that the positive presence of Donna, Jaye and a few others here can be built on.
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...So, I ask the rest of my fellow neanderthals to momentarily stand as erect as possible, dust the Dorito crumbs from your lap hair, and join me in raising your half-eaten ostrich leg to God's gift to adventurous dudes everywhere who have the illusion of being macho dominant...

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I grunt to that...(I mean agree)...
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I now have an image in my head of Paulo contentedly sitting in the midst of a bunch of pajama-clad women having a pillow fight, feathers flying around the room.
I think it's the accent. If mikie had written the same thing, the image would have been mud-wrestling in a double wide.
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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:
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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 ...
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