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Skater boys

Another meetup group that I’m involved in is the Toronto Ice Skating Meetup.  I’m just blown away by the fact that – really consistently – the biggest number of attendees are guys.  I really had assumed when I started the group, that it would mostly attract a female crowd.  For the most part they seem to be straight guys, too.  Which means, I noticed that because I the corollary assumption to “skating is a girl thing” is “the next closest thing to a girl is a gay boy.”  So, now I’m trying to explain this to myself, to readjust my preconceptions re: skating and gender.

Oh, and as an aside:  I was telling the SO about this, and he said he’s more surprised at guys who belong to meetups than at guys who want to skate.  Verrrrry interesting.


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December 6, 2007 at 4:42 am

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