The guys I raft with are all super respectful and never demeaning to me as a female boater. I am sometimes the only woman on a trip, and I am never uncomfortable with that. They are always willing to help me, but only if I ask. I've not received rude or inappropriate comments or behavior on the river. Maybe that's because I'm a chunky middle aged gal? I'd hope that all of us on the river, male & female, could be treated with common decency. My river brothers & sisters are all family.
"We are all visitors to this time, this place. We are just passing through. Our purpose here is to observe, to learn, to grow, to love....and then we return home."
Australian Aboriginal Proverb