On Tue, 26 Sep 2000, Alan Pozner wrote:
> We don't have separate black and white classes; we don't have separate Jew
> and Catholic classes; we don't have separate senior citizens classes; why,
> oh, why do we have a ladies class? The answer is that its an antiquated
> throwback to the male-dominated society of the past century. If women in
> autocross feel they really need a "powder puff" class then I think we should
> expect them to start making apple-brown-betty and tuna casserole and all the
> other house-wiferly stereotype jobs that women have traditionally performed.
> If you want a ladies class then you philosophically enslave all women.
> However, although I have an opinion, parallel ladies classes really do not
> effect me (as Tim Aro so eloquently pointed out) so if you want them then ok
> by me. If it comes to a vote I guess you know which way I will go.
"All ladies class competitors must bring a pie to the event." :-)
Thanks for saying what I feel a hell of a lot better than I apparently
could. I'm done.