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Re: Is Sailing Sexist?

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Unfortunately for those folks who are waiting for someone to provide them with the "same opportunities", the world is a competitive place and there are those of us who will pursue and take those opportunities ("the hunters") without waiting for someone to hand them to us ("the gatherers").

If you think the world owes you something, you are already lost. Life ain't fair. Get over it.
Is that what you tell your divorce clients, counselor, or do you tell them that you are worth what you are worth because it is your job to level the playing field and get an equitable and fair settlement?

While a big picture discussion of sexism as a whole is interesting, I'm not sure how all of this relates to the self-proclaimed and self-evident bigger, stronger tougher half of a boating couple staying planted behind the wheel and nudging the throttle while the smaller, weaker half is on the bow fighting with the anchor and rode.... which is essentially the sort of semi-amusing sexism that prompted this topic...


...Unless one believes that he "hunts" for the anchorage, and she "gathers" the anchor and rode.
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Re: Is Sailing Sexist?

Soooo if I used your name to minimize your accomplishments and try to make you feel unqualified to speak on a certain topic that's not a slam? Perhaps you regret this but wont own your mistake.

As sad above. Without knowing those women's history I would guess they were raised on the water by their parents. Like the Dutch girl that at 16 attempted to circumnavigate but lost her boat in SE Asia. It's easier I you were raised with your father teaching you sailing. I had only ever been on a boat, not even a sailboat until I was 16 once, fishing on a lake in Iowa, an at 16 a ferry across the English Channel. If I had co parents I probably would have circ. by now.
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Soooo if I used your name to minimize your accomplishments and try to make you feel unqualified to speak on a certain topic that's not a slam? Perhaps you regret this but wont own your mistake.

As sad above. Without knowing those women's history I would guess they were raised on the water by their parents. Like the Dutch girl that at 16 attempted to circumnavigate but lost her boat in SE Asia. It's easier I you were raised with your father teaching you sailing. I had only ever been on a boat, not even a sailboat until I was 16 once, fishing on a lake in Iowa, an at 16 a ferry across the English Channel. If I had co parents I probably would have circ. by now.
I'm not subtle. If I intended to slam you, it would be far, far more apparent.
The fact that you feel slammed does not mean that a slamming occurred or was intended by this author, who, once again, was. not. slamming. you. HTFU.
Now, moving on to the rest of your post above ("as sad above" is the most appropriate freudian typo I have read today), as I mentioned in my post to minee where he (also incorrectly) described my post as a slam, I pouinted out that you could substitute MY NAME or his name, or larry Ellison and the point would be the same- the chicks have lapped the planet. I haven't, he hasn't you haven't....
and AC winner larry Ellison hasn't either. That was my point, now well and truly lost- that simply because one has not won the AC is not proof of lack of competence or ability, and not proof positive of equality either. That is akin to arguing that since a woman has not won the Masters that women are lousy golfers.

Are we clear on this now, or do you plan to keep slamming me by casting negative aspersions on my motives and accusing me of bashing which does not exist?


btw, for the record, I hope that you do manage a circ one day, if that is your wish.
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Re: Is Sailing Sexist?

No slamming, no aspersions. Let's get back to sexism, please.

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No slamming, no aspersions. Let's get back to sexism, please.
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Hey, you asked for a return to sexism.
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Re: Is Sailing Sexist?

How about a return to just plain, old sex?

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While a big picture discussion of sexism as a whole is interesting, I'm not sure how all of this relates to the self-proclaimed and self-evident bigger, stronger tougher half of a boating couple staying planted behind the wheel and nudging the throttle while the smaller, weaker half is on the bow fighting with the anchor and rode.... which is essentially the sort of semi-amusing sexism that prompted this topic...


...Unless one believes that he "hunts" for the anchorage, and she "gathers" the anchor and rode.
Okay. That's good.


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Re: Is Sailing Sexist?

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.... I'm not sure how all of this relates to the self-proclaimed and self-evident bigger, stronger tougher half of a boating couple staying planted behind the wheel and nudging the throttle while the smaller, weaker half is on the bow fighting with the anchor and rode.... ....
My smaller, weaker half stands at the bow with a windlass remote in her hands and points to where she wants me to steer. I'm the non-comm helmsman in this scenario, that's all.

I see no sexist role. Either position is fairly mundane.


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