Women and Boat Ownership

By: women on the water

How the Boating Industry Can Grow The Boating Industry is missing out on a massive piece of the economic pie as we speak. Is it Sexism? There has been a gender bias in boating that implies women are mostly there to do galley work or look pretty on the bow. They fail to see that more women are interested in being captains, doing maintenance of all kinds, and owning a boat of their own. Women are 51% of the population, 46.7% of the overall workforce, and 50.2% of the college-educated workforce. We are highly capable, enthusiastic, and increasingly have cash …

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Making Sailing Safer For Women

By: American Sailing Association, women on the water

How Men Can Step Up to Create a Safer Sport for Women In my first piece, What Women Want Men To Know on Boats  I wrote about gender discrimination in sailing. Now we go to the truly scary part: Harassment and Assault. As I discussed before, sexism and assault are ultimately issues that society needs to correct. Most men I meet in sailing are amazing people who are kind and inclusive. Articles like this are an appeal to help shift the culture. Men can do that by addressing the systems and bias norms we live with and changing them to …