So, I just had a bit of a chat with DH... I am feeling a little dissapointed by the outcome of our conversation (maybe because I have 2 daughters and 1 son...). We were talking AFL Football - its on TV and I said something along the lines of: "Wont it be nice in x number of years when we get to watch AFL with mixed teams based on ability not s*x". To which he replied "that will never happen, women will never equal men in (my words) strength, agility, power."
I was really peeved. Not just about the physicality (which I tried to explain by saying some individual women may outpower men) as an outlier, but at the fact he was so matter of fact about it and wasn't willing to enter a discussion or debate about it (other than displaying his frustration and disagreement by walking off to the shed).
Am I being unrealistic or over sensitive? I feel if nothing else he maybe should have agreed to demonstrate to my girls that they can be as good, if not better than men at sport - or ANYTHING really!
*annoyed and frustrated* femo*grr*
Edit - DH is trying to justify his comment by saying that as a man he couldn't play *rough* with women on field like he would with a man... I told him that is a learned bias and he needs to challenge his values amd assumptions... am I wrong?
Pps: I have been questioning my judgement a bit lately - sort of feel like I am surrounded by aliens 😕