Forum: Liquid Lounge
Now this is just my own perception, but if you take any category of hobby (especially outdoor hobby), you'll find more men participating in it than women. Now the gals here on Boatertalk are probably not very representative of the rest of the female population, since they are involved with all kinds of hobbies from boating, to caving, to climbing, to biking, etc, etc. However, I bet when the BT gals are out having fun they are probably more likely to be surrounded by dudes than by other chicks.
Moreover, when you do see women doing sports and hobbies, they just don't seem to pursue it with the same intensity that men do. I remember when I was a kid there was a group of boys and girls my age from my neighborhood that always went skiing together on the weekends. It seems like we'd always start the day with the whole group together, just having fun. But it was never long before the boys would be off building a big ski jump or racing from the top of the mountain to the bottom, or goading each other into some kind of challenge. The girls would be back in the lodge chatting and gossiping and doing all the girly stuff. As we got older, most of the girls quit skiiing, not all, but most.
So what is it with women? Do they just not have the same intensity? Or are they just channeling it into something else, like worrying about whether the house is clean enough, whether their hair is done properly, obsessing over the kids? Men have the same amount of daily tasks and responsibilities as women (probably even more), are we just faster at getting things done and not worrying, and as a result have more leasure time for hobbies? Heck, I can count on my left hand the number of women I know that are into SUPER fun things like bird hunting or fly fishing. With so many spectacularly fun things to do, why aren't more women into having fun?
Knitting or needlepoint? "Scrapbooking"? Refinishing furniture? Jewelry making? Baking or canning? Oci-One.Kanubi New