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Old 12-08-2011, 10:40 PM   #25
Basia Halliop
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Re: On being Female in an Aikido Dojo

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That's fine for me, but if you're wishing I'd just treat you like one of the guys it's not so good for you.
I've always hated that phrase. I don't think of it as wanting to be treated 'like a guy'. I think of it as wanting to be treated like ME, and not like some imaginary woman someone assumes I ought to be like... (sorry, this thread is just making me philosophical -- I know no offense was meant).

Anyway, I do know what you mean and think it's a good point. People can't read minds and if they aren't sure they often err on the side of caution.

Last edited by Basia Halliop : 12-08-2011 at 10:50 PM.
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