Not really. Rather then "diminutive", I used the term to emphasize that she is female and a damn good skier and that females as well as male patrollers or short or tall ones rule rugged terrain. I like to emphasize diverse backgrounds in the people I encounter in my ski experiences as it provides color and tapestry and hopefully open people's eyes. It's far superior than emphasizing on-mountain chi-chi restaurants or initiating pathetic adolescent internet troll/flame wars or sitting on my fat arse crowing about how much snow falls in my backyard (even though I don't know how to ski it or get out to fully experience it) or obliquely slandering others by falsely accusing them of being sexist based on flimsy
evidence, thus elevating oneself and making themselves out to be some phony hero defending females from behind some computer screen.
So Marc, have you ever attended/supported woman's sporting events? .....mentored any females in your sport?
Mark P. Renson
At 12:38 PM 2/5/2014, Mark P. Renson wrote:
>...with Smuggs hot-shot patrollerette Danielle...
Don't you think it a bit demeaning to use the diminutive noun form
when referring to a woman patroller?
Why couldn't you simply call her "patroller"?
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