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RobG

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I see the SCOTW rates a mention that SA is "…appreciative of her fine form". Seems that's all we need to know: even her name isn't important, it's the image that counts.

Great way to promote women in the sport.

 
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Jud - s/v Sputnik

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Well, fuck it.  I have a 13 year old daughter, now quite excited by Laser sailing this summer.  She even knows about Sailing Anarchy, having heard about it through me.  We often look at cool sailing vids and pics on the site.

Can't say I'm thrilled about her seeing anonymous (why not provide a name if it's someone competing in a regatta?) female sailors highlighted on the front page praised for their appearance.  If the editors want to call me a pussy, fuck them.

 

CharlesA

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My inclination is to agree with the OP (I've a 15 year old daughter who is just beginning to love Lasering in a big wind)...

...BUT can any of you condemners name her?  There doesn't seem to be any name on the original photo, no sail number, no entry list on the website and no results as of yet

on balance, I think I'd rather be an unidentified SCOTW on Sailing Anarchy than not (but then I'm a middle aged, bearded fugly, so not much hope and I haven't been exposed to a lifetime of sexism, so probably shouldn't comment anyway)

 

DtM

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on balance, I think I'd rather be an unidentified SCOTW on Sailing Anarchy than not (but then I'm a middle aged, bearded fugly, so not much hope and I haven't been exposed to a lifetime of sexism, so probably shouldn't comment anyway)
and in addition you will never be SCOTW.

Nonetheless, I also don't really see why we need SCOTW anyway. 

 

George Hackett

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Didn't someone once say, this is SA. So expect everything! If you want PC, go to scuttlebut.

and yet I expect us to be gentlemenly when it comes to women. After all? Our moms are women. 

But if a lady does something that warrants an SA treatment? Go for it.

 

TwoRockKnock

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You've got to stop being misogynist dick bags - we're trying to get girls sailing - how the fuck does this help?? Every good bit of sailing promotion you do, is instantly undone when you post a SCOTW picture. And it reduces your credibility when talking about sailing.

 

Hugh Janus

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i can guarantee the morons posting sexist shit look like this...

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You don't have to be PC to not be a douche bag.

The bottom line is that this kind of misogynistic douchbaggery puts Scott and Clean in the same class as Trump.  It does nothing to grow sailing.

Grow the fuck up.

 

fastyacht

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I raced on a 50-50 crew last weekend and it was great fun. (Why wouldn't it be?).
Some of the other boats were also 50-50. (Why not?)
My office is 50-50.
Something strange is going on. Because I don't see 50-50 on sailing anarchy wrt who posts. Then again who really knows?
George Eliot was a woman. Are there any pseudonyms on SA like that?  I hope so.

What would the male version of SCOTW be called? Who would write it?

 
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SF Woody Sailor

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I race with a 60:40 female:male crew, and I cannot imagine any of them being offended by this in the slightest. I am not qualified to comment on the effect, if any, on teenage girls since I have sons, but I find it hard to understand why they would be discouraged from racing Lasers because some lame sailing website expresses appreciation for good female sailors who are also fit. This may come as a surprise to you, but the Internet also contains websites that express their celebration of the female form (sometimes, horrors, even in an unclothed state) with less erudite objectives. I would be somewhat shocked if 15 year old girls were unaware of this dark corner of the web.   

 
Woody, the difference is obvious when you have a daughter, as I do.  It shouldn't be that hard for anyone who doesn't have a daughter (Clean, would you want anyone looking at your young daughter/talking smack about how hot she is like this? check back with me in about 15 years).

It's simple.  If the post is more about how hot the girl or woman is, without any meaningful reference to her sailing abilities or achievements, then it's junior high bullshit.  If the post is about how great a sailor Dee Caffari or Sam Davies is, then by all means name them SCOTW.  But if it's a teenage girl in a wetsuit, and the original post can't even be bothered to mention her name, then pull your head out of your ass.

Have you ever seen a post on this site about any of the top sailors, with the primary point being how hot they are?  Hey, I don't give a shit about Bora's name or accomplishments... just look at his ass!

 

olshitsky

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females aren't capable of being good sailors:  sexist

I can't stand being around females and will treat them like shit:  misogynistic

here's a picture of a hot female:  totally natural heterosexual male thought

 

mad

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Didn't someone once say, this is SA. So expect everything! If you want PC, go to scuttlebut.

and yet I expect us to be gentlemenly when it comes to women. After all? Our moms are women. 

But if a lady does something that warrants an SA treatment? Go for it.
Does going sailing warrant the SA treatment??

FFS. 

Another good reason to avoid the front page, this shit got old a long time ago. 

 
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SF Woody Sailor

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Woody, the difference is obvious when you have a daughter, as I do.  It shouldn't be that hard for anyone who doesn't have a daughter (Clean, would you want anyone looking at your young daughter/talking smack about how hot she is like this? check back with me in about 15 years).

It's simple.  If the post is more about how hot the girl or woman is, without any meaningful reference to her sailing abilities or achievements, then it's junior high bullshit.  If the post is about how great a sailor Dee Caffari or Sam Davies is, then by all means name them SCOTW.  But if it's a teenage girl in a wetsuit, and the original post can't even be bothered to mention her name, then pull your head out of your ass.

Have you ever seen a post on this site about any of the top sailors, with the primary point being how hot they are?  Hey, I don't give a shit about Bora's name or accomplishments... just look at his ass!
Thank you; I shall set about removing my head from my ass forthwith. While I am thus preoccupied you may wish to consider whether it is reasonable to expect a level of editorial erudition from SA which rises above sophomoric locker room humor. Prior experience suggests that this may be a forlorn hope. Prior experience also suggests that female sailors (at least those who are any good) are sufficiently good humored as to tolerate this.

Once my head is removed from it I eagerly await being exploited by SA because of my great ass.

 

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