If you spend any time at all reading the news, you’ll see how our First Lady is treated. The pro-immigration, open borders proponents, will mock her Slovenian accent. The pro-sex feminists will call her a “whore” for having modeled underwear. Those opposing the confirmation of a Supreme Court justice accused of high school indiscretions will hold signs that say, “Rape Melania.” As this recent Op-Ed by Carrie Lukas points out, in spite of what they might say, certain folks aren’t interested in women’s equality, they’re interested in homogeny. Any threat to that needs to be dealt with by any means necessary.
No matter the strides made by women over the last few decades in our society, women definitely take harder hits online than men. This is especially true of women hunters. Even this article in the Washington Post about the problem starts off with a critical barb in referring to her “Noah’s Ark of death”. Most of the women mentioned in this article are women I have followed and admired for years. Kendall Jones, Melissa Bachman and Eva Shockey are the type of role models I want for my daughter. They’re hunters and conservationists, but they’re also wives, mothers, friends and Christians. They’re women doing what they want to do, how they want to do it. I was taught to believe that was the true point of the feminist movement of the 60’s and 70’s – to let women make their own choices. Unfortunately, it seems today that women making their own choices is only approved of when those choices are the same ones the critics would make.
Sounds to me like these critics are telling women they’re out of line and need to get back in their place. Funny how that works sometimes.
Ladies, you didn’t vote how you should have? You must be racist or too weak to fight the patriarchy. It’s definitely not possible you just made up your own mind because if you did, you’d have come to the exact same conclusions we did.
Ladies, you don’t support gun control? You must love to see the slaughter of innocent children at school every day. Maybe you’d change your mind if your kid was murdered.
Ladies, you like to put your own food on the table by hunting? You’re sick. I should be carrying YOUR decapitated head in my bag.
Keep in mind that, according to a recent Gallup poll, only 3% of people in the United States identify as “vegan”. So, 97% are consuming some animal products. Roughly 5% of Americans identify as “vegetarians” which brings the meat-eating population to around 92% of America. So, are the anti-hunters coming completely from those 8% or are there some lunatic hypocrites out there buying pork chops and condemning hunters? I think it is largely vegans, but there are some hypocrites out there as well (Ricky Gervais comes to mind here).
So, why does the anti-hunting crowd, who we know leans to the left, use sexism to attack female hunters while out of the other side of their mouth, they’re screaming “sexist!” at every man they disagree with? I don’t think it’s any coincidence that every one of these women are attractive. The anti-hunters are using the attractiveness of the female hunters to get their own clicks. It’s great for them that they can call Kendall Jones “former Texas cheerleader” or say “former beauty queen” Olivia Opre.
Because it’s not about gender or race or orientation or any other group, it’s about control. Controlling the narrative. Controlling the actions of others.
I have been critical, as have others, of hunters posting a “grip n’ grin” photo because it lacks the proper context that would allow us to send the right message to non-hunters. However, no one deserves to be threatened or have their families threatened. Even the name calling shows a weakness and sickness in our society. The fact that these folks go after women with a greater amount of vitriol because they expect women to conform to certain social roles shows just how backwards, bigoted and hateful these folks truly are. If these people think it’s a woman’s right to have an abortion, then they damn sure should think it’s a woman’s right to feed her family however they see as the best way possible for them.
I’m not standing up for these ladies because I’m a man and they’re women. Hell, each one of them can out shoot and out hunt me and are more than capable of taking care of themselves. I’m standing up for them because they’re the kind of people who would stand up for me. I’m standing up for them because I want my daughter to grow up in a world where she can make her own decisions. And quite frankly, we all should be standing up to bigotry and hate of all kinds, wherever we see it.