Posted by Jason on December 20, 2000 at 14:19:08:
In Reply to: Re: Women Divers posted by Other Ben on December 20, 2000 at 13:41:05:
JB22 - you miss the point of the 1st Ammendment.
Yes, it grants anyone the right to make a complete
ass of himself. And it certainly also entitles others
to criticize him for it.
I have little doubt that this guy is part of the crowd
that finds it fine for the guys to be carrying the
tire, but the 30-35 yo women need to be 15 pounds
underweight. The men out there aren't looking that thin
either; just as our society is in general.
If you want other explanations:
1) most divers aren't young (ie, 20). Diving is not a poor
(or young) sport. People tend to gain weight as they age.
2) Thin women get cold easily, esp in California waters. They
self select against continuing.
3) Diving 2 tanks burns a good number of calories, but
also leads us to stuff ourselves afterwards. If diving
is the only sport you do, you're probably not in great shape.
Surfers are paddling hard a lot of the time, and spend long
periods of time in the water, away from clam chowder and
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