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Women Working Offshore

The stated reasons for concern about women working offshore have always been that they could not do the work required or that the work places lacked the physical accommodations, such as bathrooms and living quarters, needed by women.

The problems men describe have as much to do with the disruption of the all-male culture as they do with getting work done. Working offshore takes men away from the responsibilities of home – which includes the responsibility to act respectfully.

In entering the all male offshore work place, women disrupted the work culture that defined who could and who couldn’t be a member of the team. The changes in workplace culture that accompanied the inclusion of women challenged ideologies that had been assumed to be critical to the smooth and efficient functioning of the industry.

For the most part, men expect that a woman’s success will depend on her willingness and ability to adapt to the male culture. However men too have to adjust, though fewer are likely to acknowledge that men’s attitudes and behaviors are key factors in women’s experiences.

Learning to respect women as co-workers comes easier for some than for others. Even when men conclude that the women have done a good job, their language often conveys a certain degree of condescension. Embedded in these posts is evidence of the significance of the challenge to the traditional male roles and ideologies and the resistance to change.

Some men are quick to recognize a woman’s competence while others continue to dismiss their success. Even now decades after the first women have been working offshore, women are regularly reminded that their gender keeps them apart.

Thirty-five years after the first women began working offshore, women are still a rarity and each one has to negotiate her relationships with her co-workers on the basis of gender as well as performance. The ultimate goal for a woman is to be accepted and treated as both a woman and a co-worker.

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Dive Diva's Blog

How Offshore Oil Leases Work

Posted on November 10, 2010 at 10:55am

Work Organization and Labor Law

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The Lakeview Gusher, Granddaddy of Oil Spills

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We've Come A Long Way - 1943 Guide to Hiring Women

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Workers Tell of Night Their Oil Rig Exploded

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Norway's Underwater 'Guinea Pigs'

Posted on April 2, 2010 at 9:51pm — 1 Comment

When Hell Freezes Over

Posted on March 31, 2010 at 11:32am

Santa Barbara’s Commercial Diving Heritage Runs Deep

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The Problem with Stainless Steel

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At 3:36pm on May 8, 2010, rewad adel el gamel said…
hi how are you ?i hope every thing is fine so are you famel ?
At 9:11pm on February 5, 2010, SHIDO said…
Thanks for the add! Are you thesame Diva, bless her heart, that keeps responding to them schmucks on offshorediver.com? If so..you have the patience of a Sat diver :)
At 11:10am on December 20, 2009, Sarah said…
Your one of the most informative people on here and I love your posts, the wake of them is most amusing too! LOL Hope your having a great holiday season.
At 11:01am on November 26, 2009, zac frame said…
in the video it does say his name mika..... that why i get upset cause i know who took that video and put it on you tube and he has it comming.... but i understand your point great that you look at it that way unlike most......
At 6:21pm on November 24, 2009, zac frame said…
Diver Squeal that is a really good friend of mine wish that tape wasnt out there he is a really good diver.....
At 6:58am on November 5, 2009, MasouD said…
hi my fierend
how are u?
plz add mi
At 11:44am on September 21, 2009, Doug Smith said…
Yep - I have all the original parts on it as well as the tank for filling the liner and I think I even have some of the paperwork somewhere.
At 8:53am on July 23, 2009, Martin Morris said…
Of course you are a friend. Don't worry about the coyotes. I think they left the area.
At 12:41pm on June 30, 2009, Doug Newts said…
Is this the same Dive Diva from offshorediver? Just curious. You have some good posts over on the other forums.

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