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Re: Is Sailing Sexist?

speaking as a neuroscientist in general there are structural differences in the brains of different sexes. Even when learning neuropathology 30+ yrs ago we were taught how to look at a brain and with fair accuracy determine sex. mechanisms of sensory perception and cognitive processing vary with sex. however, in gerenal there is more variation between individuals of a given sex than the different sexes when looking a a particular trait. whereas one can make statements for a population they may not apply to an individual. Lies,lies and stastistics.
personally after years of sailing with gung ho racers I learned more about sail shape,reading weather and how my diesel ran from a 70y.o. little town librianian with perfectly coiffed hair and perfect nails. She also never called me stupid which was a pleasant change.
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Re: Is Sailing Sexist?

You mean to say we haven't solved the debate over nature vs. nurture on sailnet? Who would have guessed that.
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Re: Is Sailing Sexist?

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"I see some female sailors, but the numbers aren't close. Just not as many with the drive, and I believe that it is in our DNA, something in men that makes them driven to explore, where women are more likely to "nest".

Blanket statement, just not true!


"The book serves a purpose. There are wives and girlfriends going along, with less knowledge. If and when I take a woman out on my boat, I will have to teach her to sail, I have done it before and I will do it again. "
Your a teacher, and your still learning yourself??

" It's just the way it is",
No it's not

They're just not out there pushing me further, teaching me to be better. How many woman were taught by a man? 90%?
Ladies do yourself a favor! If your male "teacher" uses the word "I" in every sentence....RUN! Don't let a man teach you all his mistakes and ego driven statements, find women sail instructors, and you will learn something!
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Re: Is Sailing Sexist?

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I've heard one of the best things about sailing is that we are always learning. It doesn't mean I can't teach a beginner basic sailing skills. I'm going to the library tonight to get a beginner sailing boom to teach a female the basics.

Maybe it is sexist that she is not teaching me. Maybe it is sexist against men that we have to do so much and get little credit.

Who is funding these big new race boats? Men. I they didn't put up the money, new advances could to be made. I might not use the technology now, but one day it will trickle down and become common place.

So I will go with yes, sailing can be sexist against men because whenever a woman does the same thing a man does she often feels like she deserves extra credit and she probably gets more attention.

I really don't know much about the professional race scene, but I'll bet most of the crew, the funding, the designers...are men.

Who won the last America's cup?

Larry Ellison, Russell Couts, James Spithill.

Has a woman ever won?

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My nesting instinct compels me to throw sexist sailors off my boat. They are bad chi.
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Who won the last America's cup?

Larry Ellison, Russell Couts, James Spithill.

Has a woman ever won?
Which, one could argue, demonstrates the inherent sexism of the sport.

Since we're cherrypicking sailing achievements, I posit that when provided with the same opportunities as their males peers, the women can, and do shine.
For example:
Tania Aebi
Jessica Watson
Laura Decker
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Which one hasn't sailed around the world?
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Re: Is Sailing Sexist?

That's simply a slam on an individual poster. Have there been more men or women that have circumnavigated? I'm not arguing that men are superior sailor, I'm just calling out the argument above as personal.
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I'm just calling out the argument above as personal.
Hardly- substitute my name, or minnewaska, or, hell, Larry Ellison, and the point remains the same. One of those names on the list is male, and one of those names hasn't circumnavigated and those names are the same.
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For what it's worth, I don't see nearly as many ads trying to sell me a Philippino wife on the non-sailing boards I frequent.
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Alas, us male sailors are apparently suckers for pinoy affection.
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