Being patronising

Published: Monday, 07 October 2019

JOHN Stewart from New Zealand wins this week’s prize for being patronising, writes Julie Phelps.

This when he points out that women who do much of the heavy work at locks could be doing the steering as it is 'simply child’s play controlling a boat at 3 mph and less, and can be mastered in minutes'.

Doesn't credit helmsmen with much chivalry

It doesn’t credit male helmsmen with all that much chivalry, now, does it, if they do all the 'easy' stuff?

Just to balance the story—on our boat, the heavy work's shared out equally.