We were fishing around on Passive Agressive Notes and came across these two fliers. The first one is for a fly fishing class taught by a woman. Here it is:
Now, this strikes me as sort of ludicrous in its own right given that fly fishing doesn’t seem like an activity you’d feel “unsafe” around male instructors for. I mean, I perfer having a female doctor (because of naked lady time) but other than that, I’ve never really thought that I have a specific male/female instructor preference. It also seems like making it seem like women would only be able to learn to fly fish if they have a female instructor is something of a disservice to women in general. Goddammit, I could learn fly fishing if taught by the flies alone! They’re all I need! But then they’re this:
I guess you could say this flyer was only reacting the other one, but it’s more obviously offensive, yes? Because fly fishing is a skill, and men are not necessarily better at it! I guess what I’m saying is “both these flyers are dumb, the gender of your fly fishing instructor really shouldn’t matter that terribly much.”
So. Which one seems more bothersome?