By: Kirstie Pike
CEO Prois Hunting & Field Apparel for Women
I spent a few minutes today perusing some blogs and articles about hunting which I do daily so I can keep a good grasp on what is happening out there in the industry.
I crawled through a couple of great new posts about industry highlights. I crawled through a couple of, well, heinous posts by anti-hunters. After about 15 minutes I had to sit back for a minute.
I started to notice something. Words. So many powerful words.
Anti-Hunters hate female hunters much more than they hate their male counter parts. Much more. It is almost surreal. I continued to surf a variety of sites and social media platforms about anti-hunters. While the anti-hunters say plenty of berating and evil things about male hunters, they actually take the fight against female hunters to a completely different level. Don’t believe me? Peruse some of this garbage yourself and see what you think. I would love to give you links to specific sites, but I refuse to give these people additional attention. It’s all easy to find out there!
Recently I have read some very interesting words.
I read how a female hunter that I personally know should have her face shot off. Tis true. “Shot off”.
I read how another female hunter that I know very well should have her children “shot as she watches on”. Yes. Condoning shooting children.
I read how another female hunter should be “slowly tortured”. Tortured.
Take a second to let those words sink in. Tortured. Face shot off. Children shot.
Additionally…It became clear to me today that if a female hunter is attractive- she is billed as ridiculous, feeble-minded and even slutty. She hunts only to get a man. She should have her face shot off. Oh wait…I think I mentioned that one. Ridiculous. Feeble-Minded. Slut.
If a female hunter is not as attractive- she is billed as a toothless hillbilly, inbred, and “so ugly that hunting is the only way she could get a man”. But wait…isn’t that what they said about the attractive female hunter? Jeez. Come on guys…which is it? Ugly. Hillbilly. Inbred.
If a female hunter has children- they should be “exterminated”. Exterminated. Some of the kinder responses happily do not condone killing children as that would be, um, messed up. However,they do mention that if a female hunter exposes her children to hunting- the children must be taken away as this is deemed to be child abuse. Child abuse.
If a female hunter does not have children- she should be “sterilized”. Sterilized.
This is downright scary. I do want to mention that I completely believe in the freedom of speech as that is part of the basis of our country. I fully appreciate the fact that not everyone agrees with hunting or hunters.
However, why is it that the anti-hunting world deems a female hunter as more despicable or dastardly than a man? It certainly cannot be as simple as that X vs Y chromosome?
Why are female hunters viewed as almost demonic? What is it about women hunters that triggers another human being to will death and destruction on her? What is it about women hunters that elicits comments about her looks and apparent motives? What elicits such words?
Face shot off. Tortured. Children shot. Exterminated. Sterilized. Slut. Ugly. Feeble Minded.
I know…I know…many of you were probably waiting for the lighter side on this blog. While I typically love to speak to the funny and obscure, I found myself feeling somewhat uneasy about this topic today.
I’d love to hear what you all have to say about it!