Originally Posted by chepora
"Yeah..... this is why I don't hang out with very many girls... we're all really mean and it's too easy for us to turn a really good thing into a really bad thing. I mean, how do you get into a cat fight on the river? Are they drunk? I'm at work, so I can't turn up the volume... but I can imagine."
Exactly the opposite...I've seen so many dudes fight on the river no-one even bothers to post videos anymore
Having lots of girls along eases up the testosterone level and I've rarely seen girls get into it anywhere, especially not on the river. On the contrary, I've seen women graciously pick up after others when they've partied too hard, keep guys out of dangerous situations when they were wasted drunk, act as mediators, pull together to help get boats unstuck, and I love being on the river with my fellow women boaters. So there's a few I'm sure that can't get along...the same is true for guys and I simply don't boat with those people from either gender...Life's to short for stereotyping and drama.
I've never seen any fights on the river (male or female)... I hope I never do. The river just isn't the place for that. Most female river rats are pretty nice, I've never met one I didn't like, and didn't attempt to be friends. I go out of my way to make friends with other girls, invite other girls on river trips, happy hour, dinner, hikes, whatever....
The trouble is that a lot of girls (not all of them) are really nice to your face, and then have a slew of things to say when you're not around... That's probably why these two girls got into it.... issues built up over a good length of time that were left un-confronted until this point... and then BAM!!!! EXPLOSIVE EMOTIONS!!!!!!!
Doesn't mean I automatically say all girls are bitches, just that I'm more wary of them because of past experiences. I always give the benefit of the doubt and try my best to make friends and build lasting relationships... but there's a reason I can count my girlfriends on two hands and still have fingers left over.
I've always noticed bros tend to get over their shit a lot quicker. Women really like to stew without saying anything until it becomes a really big deal, and then they have a lot to say about nothing.
Call me sexist or whatever... this is just what I've noticed over the years.
But in all reality I've never seen anything like this on the river, between men or women, and that's why it baffles me so.