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someone say last word? LOL
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someone say last word? LOL
We have fun over in off topic, but we can never dress everybody up and go anywhere. See what we did to this thread in herSailNet ? This is why we never have any nice stuff in our forum.
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My experience has been that MEN are the majority. And SOME boats/owners/crew are patronizing towards women crew. Hot stuff race boats are more often than not the culprits here. Sometimes this gets better once the female has proved herself.
Other boats, (mine, most of the people I hang w/) aren't like this; if you know what you're doing, then you've got a job. I'm not going to step in and "help the little girl" grind/tail/etc. unless she's doing it wrong. But that applies to anyone.
Admiral is more than willing to take on galley duty, but only b/c sometimes that's what's needed and she can do it well. I also try to get her to do as much of the actual sailing as possible; she stood watch at night, offshore by herself! Okay, I was sleeping in the cockpit, but still....
Bottom line is if a woman wants to sail and has the desire she'll find a boat that will take her on as an equal. Just don't get offended when we whiz off the stern.
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Re: Is Sailing Sexist?

How are winches and handles designed for men?

If you go to the sore they come in different sizes. So pik the size that's appropriate for you. Also pick a boat that you can handle. An average woman weighs about 160 these days? No, kidding. An average sailing woman weighs maybe 125? To a man's 175 and is 6 inches shorter? Than she doesn't new as big of a boat. Her clothes are smaller so weigh less, she new less calories so less food storage. Smaller boat. Less forces in the sail, easier to use the winches.
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the most difficult thing I've encountered with other women on my boat is getting them to understand "low gear" is the other way she's cranking and that it doesn't have to go around in a full circle. Once a girl gets it "look out guys" is what I say!
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How are winches and handles designed for men?

If you go to the sore they come in different sizes. So pik the size that's appropriate for you. Also pick a boat that you can handle. An average woman weighs about 160 these days? No, kidding. An average sailing woman weighs maybe 125? To a man's 175 and is 6 inches shorter? Than she doesn't new as big of a boat. Her clothes are smaller so weigh less, she new less calories so less food storage. Smaller boat. Less forces in the sail, easier to use the winches.
In my own defense, I did say designed for men, but I thought it was obvious that I meant that the default winches installed on a production boat were ones that were designed for men. Reading what I wrote I admit it may have not been obvious to everyone.
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Re: Is Sailing Sexist?

rodlmao.

all this pukky about smaller bs...bs bs bs bs....

in order to get thru a glass ceiling, which is what women do the days, as everything except home ec and nursing and teaching are man jobs, wear a helmet with a pointy top and jump high. it works....the glass breaks and you have your experience.

if i can do this with bad hands in a 41 ft formosa, ANYONE can do it...
doesnt need a smaller boat---gotta laugh some more on that posting---

and WHO is the small man who said we are smaller than .....rodlmao.....i am prolly bigger than you are--

there are small female sailors who are stronger than many men, and there are large women in sailboats who are waaaayyy stronger than many men---is not a strength contest--is like the glass ceiling----women face glass ceilings all the time and still win....jst get a sharper spike on that helmet---

as women have better reflexes than do men, have better eyesight than do most men, and the other lil things that make us special--and dont forget the weight lifting---men get guts from drinking--women get guts from carrying around big heavy things they push out into the world after 9 months....
and women can multitask, whereas most males cannot-----

who cares who picks up the kids after school--i made mine walk home...he is a boy--he can handle it..lol...i walked home from school--no reason my kid shouldnt also walk home from school...alone. good thing he is 40 and i dont have to go there anymore..i have a brother in law who is a bohunk---cannot do anything but is gorgeous--exactly what my sister wished for--a stay at home dad, aka, mr mom.

we can argue forever on the benefits of being a woman vs being a male----rodlmao.....

but--we be sailing, and we rock.....yes , sailing, sports car racing, and some other stuff are sexist by design. is all good--is why we have those spikey helmets.....

anyone can do anything that indvidual wants to do. is a beautiful world....


so, did i get the last word?????
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....as women have better reflexes than do men, have better eyesight than do most men, and the other lil things that make us special--and dont forget the weight lifting---men get guts from drinking--women get guts from carrying around big heavy things they push out into the world after 9 months....
and women can multitask, whereas most males cannot-----

so, did i get the last word?????
I highly doubt you will with such obviously sexist comments as these.
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Re: Is Sailing Sexist?

minnie--i am quoting medical journals...lol

speaking of sexist, you are rather defensive ........

do you ever have a light hearted moment with light hearted banter?????
mebbe humor is a stranger here.....more sexism, as males seem to think humor is only for males.....rodlmao.
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How much more lighthearted were you hoping for than the smiley at the end of the sentence?
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