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Old 12-08-2011, 10:40 PM   #25
Basia Halliop
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 711
Re: On being Female in an Aikido Dojo

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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