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Re: [Aroid-l] Aroids:

  • Subject: Re: [Aroid-l] Aroids:
  • From: a san juan kalim1998@yahoo.com
  • Date: Fri, 22 Jul 2005 10:23:55 -0700 (PDT)

"These are all purely general and sexist opinions of
course."

Why is it sexist to wonder why some things may have a
tendency to attract women and men differently? 

The comment about cacti and succulents actually was
interesting because when me and my wife went to
Huntington Gardens in LA, CA, USA last month, we
visited the gorgeous desert garden there and i noticed
my wife tended to exclaim over the large rounded
cacti, whereas i was more interested in the angular,
large succulents, the weirder the better.

Does this mean anything? Obviously not on a  general
level, unless a significant difference or tendency can
be shown for a larger population, but it's something
interesting on a  personal level anyways.


--- Joe Flaherty <joeflaherty@usa.net> wrote:

> Maybe when you are talking on a really grand scale
> men could more easily
> muscle palms around. 
> There are exceptions of course, but I think men
> probably would be more at ease
> about taking up all the room it would take to obsess
> about the really larger
> plants.
> 
> These are all purely general and sexist opinions of
> course.
> 
> joe 
> 
> ------ Original Message ------
> Received: Thu, 21 Jul 2005 09:30:48 PM CDT
> From: a san juan <kalim1998@yahoo.com>
> To: Discussion of aroids <aroid-l@gizmoworks.com>
> Subject: Re: [Aroid-l] Aroids: "Equal Opportunity"
> obsession?
> 
> Ok...the reason i ask is that in Palms at least,
> there
> are many more men than women in the meetings and
> societies (and forums). Someone suggested it was
> because Palms signify to guys "freedom", and
> "tropical
> beaches with scantily-clad women", etc, etc...i'm
> sure
> these plants signify "tropical beaches" to women too
> though ;-)
> 
> My feeling is that guys tend to be less interested
> in
> "flowers" and more interested in (as some people put
> it here) the "architecture" of plants - how they
> look
> overall, with a tendency away from frilly and bushy
> plants towards straighter, larger specimens.
> 
> Personally, i've always had a tendency to like
> large-leaved tropical plants with strong stems,
> rather
> than the flowers on plants (although orchids do
> attract once in awhile)....
> 
> 
> 
> --- ted.held@us.henkel.com wrote:
> 
> > I have been a peripheral member of several hobby
> > organizations over the 
> > years. Here are my limited observations for
> growing
> > and cultivating type 
> > organizations on this topic:
> > 
> > African violets and gesneriads - women dominate,
> > numerically
> > Cryptocoryne (aroids) - men dominate
> overwhelmingly
> > Tropical fish - men dominate overwhelmingly
> > Bromeliads - roughly 50:50, with a slight edge to
> > women.
> > 
> > It would be interesting to know if these
> > observations are general or if 
> > memberships fluctuate over different locations.
> This
> > being an aroid list, 
> > we must have the records of convention attendance
> > and overall membership 
> > for the Aroid Society.
> > 
> > It is also interesting to record here that I am a
> > chemist. When I began, 
> > there were very few women chemists. The newer
> crops
> > are coming in much 
> > more balanced. Maybe the membership populations of
> > clubs also change over 
> > time.
> > 
> > Of course, there are passive members (my typical
> > category) and active 
> > members. And there are joiners and loners. It is
> not
> > easy to know, for 
> > example, if many men grow African violets but
> don't
> > want to go to meetings 
> > where the members are all female. Or vice versa.
> > 
> > Years ago my mother told me that the local garden
> > club was mostly women, 
> > with a few ardent male gardeners. She also said
> that
> > one thing that 
> > characterized the men was that they all grew
> > Jack-in-a-pulpits. This is 
> > Zone 5, USA. I have a garden full of
> > Jack-in-a-pulpits. I conform to 
> > profile.>
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