In case you had to get the memo, Squeaky is, to use the vernacular, my homeboy. Since we’ve started doing the show together, in addition to working on that we’ve had some time to compare notes on other items of interest – which is why when she put her post up on what amounted to gross sexism from KdT, I decided to have her back 100%.
What kills me about the original post that started all this ruckus is that I, as a man who is also not a pig was offended by the implication that I’m standing around waiting to leer uncontrollably at women who are apparently running around ripping off their tops. So based on that alone, I would have backed up Squeaks – but then she sends me IM telling me that someone called her a “stupid Nazi c***” in an email because she had the temerity to disagree with KdT.
UPDATE #2: To the guy who created one of those temporary email addresses JUST to send me an email calling me a “stupid Nazi c***”: you know, if your point was to make me feel badly for linking to KdT because he just happened to be the one using the phrase I found offensive, you’d do better to, you know, post a blog about it and link to me so that others can share in your oh-so-sophistocated opinion on the subject. That’ll show me, right? Yeah, I’m going to pronounce your efforts as EPIC FAIL.
That pretty much put me over the edge on this one, and though while being a fantastic example of epic fail it also completely proved the point we were both trying to make. I mean, aside from the fact that whomever sent her that email is essentially a completely balls-less coward, the fact that he had that kind of knuckle-dragging neanderthal reaction to Squeaks pointing out the obvious sexism would have been funny if it hadn’t been directed at my friend.
The point of all of this isn’t actually to call anyone out – well, except for the coward who emailed Squeaks – but rather to illustrate a point that just because a certain amount of boorishness is often tolerated in the shooting sports, it’s still a pretty stupid thing to tolerate. You want to alienate women from the shooting sports? Make the insinuation that women who shoot are a bunch of trollops, and see how many new shooters you bring in to the sport.