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Service And Sexuality

Wed Feb 11, 2004 11:55 pm

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

Anders
 
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RE: Service And Sexuality

Wed Feb 11, 2004 11:56 pm

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

(disclaimer, that was a joke)

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RE: Service And Sexuality

Wed Feb 11, 2004 11:58 pm

You want to rephase that question please? Nuts
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RE: Service And Sexuality

Thu Feb 12, 2004 1:10 am

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

Joke.
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RE: Service And Sexuality

Thu Feb 12, 2004 1:28 am

how do you know the stewardesses are not?  Big grin
 
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RE: Service And Sexuality

Thu Feb 12, 2004 1:34 am

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

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RE: Service And Sexuality

Thu Feb 12, 2004 1:56 am

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.

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RE: Service And Sexuality

Thu Feb 12, 2004 2:06 am

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.
 
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RE: Service And Sexuality

Thu Feb 12, 2004 2:07 am

interesting views..get ready to be BBQ'd thou!
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RE: Service And Sexuality

Thu Feb 12, 2004 2:34 am

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



 
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RE: Service And Sexuality

Thu Feb 12, 2004 3:09 am

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
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RE: Service And Sexuality

Thu Feb 12, 2004 5:11 pm


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!
 
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RE: Service And Sexuality

Thu Feb 12, 2004 5:23 pm

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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RE: Service And Sexuality

Thu Feb 12, 2004 11:33 pm

My high school made us all take home ec and shop. It didn't turn us gay.
 
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RE: Service And Sexuality

Fri Feb 13, 2004 2:51 am

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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