Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Venting

I have to get this off my chest:

Just because I'm a girl does not mean I do pink!  Do not try to lure me in with a pink gun; I'll turn around and walk off.

Just because I'm a girl does not mean I do hair and make-up, so don't try to portray me in full make-up and perfect hair.

Just because I'm a girl does not mean I am a size zero who goes to the range in skimpy clothing, so quit associating me with the scantily-clad "models" who've never fired a gun in their lives.

Yes, there are some women shooters out there who embrace the stereotype of pink guns, perfect hair and make-up, and are willing to show off their assests at the range. 

I ain't one of them.

You'll find me at the range in old jeans or my 5.11s, hair in a ponytail, covered by a ballcap, my only make-up will be sunscreen (if I remember it) and range dirt and I sure the hell will have the parts of my body that are most likely to get brass burns covered up (though I don't know a female shooter out there who hasn't caught one between the twins, no matter how covered up you are).  The finish on my Para is wearing off because it's so well used and when I have it re-finished, it won't be in pink that's for damn sure.  And I'm no size zero - I love my food.

Not a hot supermodel,
but REAL and I can shoot.

10 comments:

2A Mama said...

Bravo, GunDiva. Bravo.
I agree 100%. :)

GBBL said...

My wife dislikes the pink guns.

At the range she is practical, just as she should be. She knows about the hot brass in cleavage dance.

But she can transform to be a stunning woman in a little black dress when called to do so. :-)

agirlandhergun said...

You are gorgeous!!!

I have no feeling for or against pink guns. I don't want one, but I don't care if someone else does, but I am totally with you on the half dressed chic at the range.

We get some real interesting folks come to train. All nice as can be, but many of the women make very poor clothing choices.

Reddunappy said...

I am not a pink girl either!!!!

They do this with horse stuff too!
Bleck

Lynne F said...

Great Post. I have to admit, I LOVE Pink! However, all of my guns are basic black, a couple have some natural wood thrown in. I like being a "girly-girl" as my husband calls it, with my dresses, 4 inch heels and makeup. But I also like my beat up 5.11s and pro-gun t-shirts and hiking boots.
No reason I can't be both. But I don't do girly at the range, I've done the brass dance wearing a turtleneck, much lower is just asking for trouble!

Here's to being who you are!

Anne said...

Yes! I feel the same way. Thanks so much for saying it so perfectly!

Mrs Mom said...

PREACH IT, SISTA! ;)

You know my stance on this whole "Girls must have pink guns" craze.

Great post GD.

Jalissa said...

AMEN!

GunDiva said...

I don't personally have anything against women who shoot pink guns or go out to the range with perfect hair and make-up - it's just not me.

Although...I do get "dressed up" for the zombie match every October. I go all out - I paint my nails in either whoredog red or black or some other such appropriate zombie color. As soon as the match is over my nails are broken, the paint is chipped and it's time to get rid of it.

GBBL - I think my husband would say I clean up pretty good when the ocassion calls for it.

Mr. Daddy said...

I think you are pretty cool just the way God made you:) and Rach thinks you are amazing.....LOL