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Re: Is Sailing Sexist?

Originally Posted by caberg View Post
I find the context in which some men refer to their wives as "The Admiral" to be sexist. I'd never heard that term for a wife before reading it here on almost a daily basis. To me, it sounds like giving the wife an important title to make her feel good, but really saying she's not good for much at all.

My wife is the co-owner of our boat, and she's just as likely to be at the helm as me.

Me too. It sounds derogatory to me, no matter who you're calling the "admiral", everybody aboard that boat, loses.

Another one is "She who must be obeyed", which I finally figured out is abb. -swmbo-,... silly and sad.
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