And the SEXISM thing again... :)

Outer Bamnks diving on the Great Escape Southern California Live-Aboard Dive Boat

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Posted by Hilary on March 21, 2005 at 23:32:42:

In Reply to: Re: "Holier Then Thou" Attitudes Among Divers posted by Jason on March 21, 2005 at 21:02:08:

Totally agree...most are good. Some are just so hard core...and the "My way or Highway" types. AS a female tho....(I'm ready to duck...I know people will disagree with me...) There IS sexism. Elaine was 100% on the target when she posted that. I've been on dive boats before where I noticed it right away. And she received a very inordinate and(IMO) ridiculous amount of criticism for that dive, when the next post from a guy with a similar profile didn't get the same reaction. Whether men are more willing to criticize women...or it was just the mood at the time of the posts...I don't know. For guys to go long and's macho (In the eyes of some) For's irresponsible. I'm not saying this is the case ALL the time, but it does, unfortunately, exist.

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