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User currently offlineANA From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 294 posts, RR: 1
Posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 19 hours ago) and read 1181 times:

Why are so many air stewards gay and the stewardesses not?

Anders

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User currently offline707cMf From France, joined Mar 2002, 4885 posts, RR: 30
Reply 1, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 19 hours ago) and read 1171 times:

Because female pilots are gay and male pilots are not...

(disclaimer, that was a joke)

707


User currently offlineDavid b. From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 3148 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 19 hours ago) and read 1167 times:

You want to rephase that question please? Nuts


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User currently offline4holer From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 2979 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 1132 times:

It's related to working in a giant phallus with wings I bet...

Joke.



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User currently offlineAlekToronto From Canada, joined Nov 2003, 328 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 1113 times:

how do you know the stewardesses are not?  Big grin

User currently offlineKLM777 From Netherlands, joined Dec 2003, 372 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 17 hours ago) and read 1108 times:

I think it's because most people think men have to do cool jobs, and serving drinks and putting a big smile on your face on an airplane is not cool (what they regard as the only duties of F/A's). Therefore it's more regarded as a women's job, and a man doing a women's job is generally viewed as a gay...

Kind regards,

Jeroen

[Edited 2004-02-11 17:36:16]


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User currently offlineSlamClick From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 10062 posts, RR: 68
Reply 6, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 17 hours ago) and read 1091 times:

Think about humans as hunter-gatherer primitives. Servile jobs were feminine. Take-charge jobs like killing mammoths were masculine. We have not come so far as you might imagine. All cultures, all races, these simple statements usually apply.

When you generalize you run a great risk of being wrong. A single exception will make you "wrong" but generalities are an aid to understanding things.

"Skipper! Flak ahead!"




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User currently offlineStartvalve From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 17 hours ago) and read 1082 times:

I wanna know how you know if there are many gay female flight attendants? Do you ask them?

F/A:"Would you like something to drink sir?"
ANA: "Yes, I would like a coke, are you gay?"

BTW just because a male fright attendant LOOKS gay does not mean he is. I know many people that look like they are gay but just aren't.

Besides, the TSA outlawed fruitcakes in the cabin after 9/11.


User currently offlineAlekToronto From Canada, joined Nov 2003, 328 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 17 hours ago) and read 1079 times:

interesting views..get ready to be BBQ'd thou!
 Smokin cool


User currently offlineANA From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 294 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 16 hours ago) and read 1055 times:

Well, without wanting to sound too serious cos I did ask to a degree with tongue in cheek......

...it is generally "known" that an unusually high proportion of male flight attendants are gay - of course looking gay does not mean one is gay (and vice versa) - and although this is a generalisation, I know a few BA cabin crew who confirm this to be the case. So no, I don't directly ask when I request for a Coke (tho my friends do get asked/offers - esp from First passengers).

Nevertheless, I am not asking about the accuracy of this well know generalisation, I am asking why it is likely to be the case.

Anders





User currently offlineAlekToronto From Canada, joined Nov 2003, 328 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 16 hours ago) and read 1028 times:

well it has something to do with the fact that in GENERAL (not 100% the case) the male of the species is expected to provide a high income/home/shelter to his wife and family and Flight Attendants simply just don't make that much money. That is why it has always been historically considered a female occupation. Only recently has it become a life long career.
In the beginning they were nurses..then later anyone with the needed basic skills got in and the women would fly for a few years, get married and quit.

Gay men generally do not have this wage pressure so they take jobs according to their desires.
YES I KNOW SOME F/A's make good money (pre-emptive strike) - but they need to work for a decade or more to get to that point!

As for the looks thing..well most male F/A's are gay, sure some act gay and aren't, but that is an exception. As for gay female attendants..i was kinda joking..
cheers
Alek


User currently offlineIndianguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 923 times:


BTW just because a male fright attendant LOOKS gay does not mean he is. I know many people that look like they are gay but just aren't.

Sorry, but if it looks, acts and talks like a duck, then it is a duck!

Not that it matters though, but its nice to know!


User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29690 posts, RR: 59
Reply 12, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 922 times:

I kind of think that male flight attendents are like those kids in high school that decided to take home ec instead of welding.


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User currently offlineStartvalve From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (10 years 2 months 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 890 times:

My high school made us all take home ec and shop. It didn't turn us gay.

User currently offlineCPDC10-30 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2000, 4773 posts, RR: 24
Reply 14, posted (10 years 2 months 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 855 times:

I kind of think that male flight attendents are like those kids in high school that decided to take home ec instead of welding.

Lol, I took metal shop and it did't change me  Smile/happy/getting dizzy


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