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I could have said sexism but that got your attention.

 

Today on a friend's Facebook page:

 

Today the commodore of my yacht club said a race around half the country was "for girls " as opposed to a race around the whole country. So glad i just paid $300 in fees to support sexist bullshit.

 

 

One of the bigger Auckland clubs.

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Yeah, Fish, that kind of girl! ????   Am one of two women in the regular 8.5 fleet here in Auckland. We were the only boat to go out today (gusting high 30's). Took great pleasure in telling the oth

A couple of old dinosaurs chatting over a drink at the bar, well, they could pull the “ the world is too pc “ line.. But this was said by the Commodore of the club, while speaking in his capacity as t

There are two elements to the offence though. The bit that girls are somehow less capable of sailing, which isn't an acceptable thing to say, or the bit where a Commodore of a club is denigrating a

Girls as in one half of the Olympic offshore keelboat shorthanded sailing team?

That kind of girl?

 

I think context is important, but smart people don't make comments that can be taken that far out of context...

I wouldn't bother with the comments, accept for the official capacity of the person making them.

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Yeah, Fish, that kind of girl! ????

 

Am one of two women in the regular 8.5 fleet here in Auckland. We were the only boat to go out today (gusting high 30's). Took great pleasure in telling the other crews to woman up and stop being a bunch of a boys ????

 

And if you know me, you'll know those comments were dripping in love and sarcasm. Equality for all! What's between your legs has zero impact on how you sail a boat!! (I can't believe I have to explain this to some people!)

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As the Race Director of the only Club that regular run races around the country or half of it, that comment disgusts me, there has been women in every RNI, and RNZ that I’ve either sailed in or been involved in running. And they are often on the podium

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