March is Women’s History Month and I wanted to start the month off showing my love and appeciation to the women in the shooting sports that I have had the honor of being around. Many have been on this podcast. I am blessed.
One of the things that I always wondered was how they felt when one of us (men) got a little carried away with a comment or conversation. I wanted to have some women in this space, share their thoughts on how they felt being in the shooting sports and maybe meeting or hearing something inappropriate. The goal is to sensitize the fellas.
Realizing that I am no saint. I learned a few things about sex and selling. Shout out to Barbara of Womens Outdoor News and these fine women of the sport that agreed to come on the show this week.
if you want to make a B Movie, make a Tarantino movie, you put in naked women, and guns. Does sex sell?
Researchers found seeing an attractive man or woman in an advert excites the areas of the brain that make us buy on impulse, bypassing the sections which control rational thought.
In fact, what a visual hint of sex will accomplish, a visual barrage of sex can destroy.
Question of the Week:
In this testosterone laden sport, we men, occasionally say stupid stuff to you (women). Some creep you out. How do you feel about it? How do you deal with it? When is it too much? What would you tell the guys listening or reading if they wanted to do better and not be “Sketchy Jeff”?
Pam gave this comment about how she felt.
When I get compliments on occasion I just say thank you and keep it moving. When it becomes creepy it’s when the male either keeps staring at you, starts to follow you, or says something totally inappropriate. Especially where I work there are a lot of sketchy people walking around, so I just smile politely and grasp my pepper spray a little harder in my pocket. If a dude is interested in a young lady, please please guys don’t comment on her body parts, her attire (we’re already self- conscious as it is) just say hi. That’s a great ice breaker. Or if you spot her in the local gun range or ammo shop please don’t say wow that’s a big barrel you got there, while looking at her rack. Smh that’ll get you a seriously dirty look and maybe a kick in your junk. Lol My ex (baby daddy) brought me a different variation of roses every day at my job to let me know that he was digging me. I was scared to go into the office sometimes because I didn’t know what floral arrangement would be all over my desk. lol But it was a sweet gesture. And that’s what some men, not all, don’t seem to get any more, women whether they’ll admit to it or not still want to be chased and wooed. And I believe that is partly our fault especially these young chickies, are twerking and what not all over the place. They/us make it too easy for the guys; they no longer feel that they don’t have to put the work in. Ahh fellas? You do, even when you get married, from what I hear from my folks. (Married 65 yrs. strong) I hope that helps. Boy did you open up the flood gates with this topic, can’t wait to hear this podcast/article.
Random factoid: The Nineteenth Amendment (Amendment XIX) to the United States Constitution prohibits any United States citizen from being denied the right to vote on the basis of sex. It was ratified on August 18, 1920. Women didn’t get the right to vote until then.
Civilized people don’t simply obey their baser instincts -Nikolay Chekhov, March 1886
My Guest This Week on The Show Are:
Mia Anstine - wolfcreekoutfitters.net
Fate of Destinee - armsguide.com
Lil Chantilly - heelsandhandguns.com
Blog feature photo is of Natalie Foster-B.
“If there hadn’t been women we’d still be squatting in a cave eating raw meat, because we made civilization in order to impress our girlfriends.” ― Orson Welles
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