To celebrate the release, I'm hosting some awesome interviews and guests posts that look at women in male-dominated areas, gender-stereotypes, and, truly, people with passion.
No, no... not Target. I like the big box retailer as much as the next girl, but I’m talking about the things you aim projectiles at. (What can I say? I’m goal-oriented.)
Targets give us what life doesn’t—clarity. There’s no second-guessing as to whether or not you’re getting better, and success is easy to identify. It’s all laid out in colorful rings before you. Plus, they act as great stress relievers. Had a bad day at work? Go drill a zombie cut-out for an hour. You’ll feel better! ;)
But seriously, there’s a reason I don’t broadcast my interests very often. Being a woman in a male-dominated activity comes with unique challenges and assumptions. Here are five of the most ugh-worthy:
5. Now that The Hunger Games is popular, doing archery automatically gets you accused of playing Katniss—even if you’ve been shooting for years.
4. Telling someone you like to throw knives earns you a suggestion to dress up like <insert objectified lady assassin character here>, because “it would be hot”.
3. You can’t say, “I like to blow darts” without someone raising a suggestive eyebrow.
2. When a guy walks into a gun store, he’s treated like a buddy—an equal; when you walk into a gun store, you’re shown small caliber revolvers with pink grips and warned not to point them at anyone.
1. Guys can go pee while concealed carrying with no problem; you have to hold your gun(s) whilst on the toilet and pray no one glances through the stall crack!
Yeah, that last one is gross, but true. Think about it the next time you’re at the mall and have to pee. LOL
Anyway, at the end of the day, I like what I like. I’m not going to let people’s comments keep me from enjoying it. How about you? :)
What’s something you do that’s dominated by the opposite sex?
Carrie Butler is the author of the Mark Of Nexus Series (paranormal NA!), Co-founder of NA Alley and owner of Forward Authority (Design Services).
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Note from LG: Thanks, Carrie, for stopping by and helping celebrate Fierce's release!