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Old October 19th, 2018, 03:38 PM
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My wife would hit me over the head with a frying pan if I suggested anything so sexist...
First, I do not ask her, she does this because she wants to, and wants to make sure that we eat relatively nutritious snacks, rather than just potato chips and other munchies. For our game session tomorrow, she is making up a vegetable tray with dip along with some sliced apples and dip (my son-in-law loves the dip that she makes for apples). Did I ask her, no? Did she call my daughter to make sure what everyone (daughter, son-in-law, son-in-law's father, me) would eat? Yes. I fail to see how that is sexist at all.

Second, as I am disabled, and gaming is one of the few outside activities that I can do, she sees it as an opportunity for me to get out and spend some time with friends.

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Most of the groups I have refereed or played in over the years have been mixed sex, one group was all women apart from me, and I was the one doing the fetching and carrying.
In all of my gaming groups, we have had three females involved, and only one was not a daughter of one of the older gamers. My daughter does greatly enjoy gaming.
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For the first year or two, back in 1980 and 1981, my home players were mostly women with a few guys. Store players were mostly all guys, with an occasional girlfriend. Most girlfriends didn't want to game.

No one made snacks for the house or the stores. Some store players would bring food with them, most didn't.
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My apologies, it was not my intent to infer in any way you were being sexist - the humour smiley is meant to convey joke nature of the post.

A better term for me to use is probably menial - I will edit so that the post can not cause offence.
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