Women and Guns - Page 2




 
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Boots
 
October 1st, 2004  
03USMC
 
 
Nothin like sterotyping is there

I know several females who are more than proficient with firearms. Do they read Guns & Ammo ? No. Can they group better than alot of guys? Yep. My 15 year old daughter shoots better than 30% of the guys I work with.
Just because their female does not mean they have no intrest in firearms.

BTW Bootyboy I make a mean Menudo.
October 1st, 2004  
Bootboy82
 
Of course, there are exceptions but what i posted is still a common role model in most parts of the world.

This is neither meant good or bad, it's just my subjeective personal point of view
October 1st, 2004  
Courtenay
 
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Originally Posted by Bootboy82
Of course, there are exceptions but what i posted is still a common role model in most parts of the world.

This is neither meant good or bad, it's just my subjeective personal point of view
Alot of it is not so necessarily stereotypical. I was just involved in a study that worked with children aged 2-7. And exposing them to 'boy toys' and 'girl toys', putting them in different play groups, all boy, all girl, then mixed. So much of what is considered typical male and female roles is not sterotyping, or taught. It just is. What is taught is trans-gender preferences. Not that there is anything wrong with it. But for instance, a female child who is never exposed to a firearm growing up, is very unlikely to take interest in one as an adult, even if presented the opportunity. A male child will normally become interested once presented the opportunity.

Whether we were created, or if we came about by some sort of evolution, one thing is quite clear. Each gender has an important role to play in the family. And some of the preferences that people show have everything to do with that role. I am by no means saying that one should not step out of what is typically the role of thier gender....I am just saying there is nothing wrong with one who does not. So if a woman hates firearms, and a man can't cook....there isn't a thing wrong with it.

On the original statement regarding women, firearms and personal safety. IMO a person has to have the heart, or the balls or whatever you want to call it to actually use a firearm, even when in grave danger. Put a firearm in the hands of a person who does not have that..they will not use it. And IMO, the most important thing where women and personal safety is concerned is prevention. Being aware, as any person should be, of how to keep yourself out of danger, is the best defense.

And, for the record, I know how to use a weapon, I own a weapon.
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Boots
October 1st, 2004  
Focus Fate
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by the_13th_redneck
Tomboys can be quite fun
Yes they can! Trust me, I know :-p


Also, a majority of the greatest snipers/assasins are women. The Russians had MANY women on the front lines and many female snipers.

But the truth is, yes, most women have an avoidance issue with them.
October 1st, 2004  
sgtbreeden
 
 
Personally I have found that most women are better shots than their male counterparts. Try talking your significant other into going out shooting with you and then teach her the basic fundamentals of marksmanship and give them an hour and you will see that they are very good shots unless they are scared of the weapon. They have a level of concentration that not all of us men have. I wish I could find the scientific explanation for this but I can't so.......
October 1st, 2004  
Courtenay
 
I don't know Sgt.....

I have been shooting for years. And my son can run circles around me.....with both his Sig 9mm and his .45. He has only been shooting since joining the military.
October 1st, 2004  
A Can of Man
 
 
Well proper training has a big role to play... as does individual talent.
October 2nd, 2004  
LeatherNeckRVA
 
that cooking sterotype isn't very good think about famous chef's.... emeril....that other fat guy. either way teh point is chef's are a tad more male dominated
October 3rd, 2004  
godofthunder9010
 
 
Well, its not so much that women do not Obsesss about guns and firearms on the whole. I can see the corollation with testosterone being a factor perhaps. Its more the fact that probably a significant majority of women are unwilling to learn how to use it, get liscenced and carry one on their person. The confusing thing to me is that the gender who has more need of self defense can't seem to get past their avoidence issues in far too many cases.
October 4th, 2004  
CanadianCowgirl
 
 
Well, when I was in the reserves before I joined reg force as an officer, there were 33 of us in a section and the marksmanship award went to a female. I think a lot of women are generally afraid of guns because of the "traditional" point of view. Women never really handled guns that much in the past. It's changing now, but slowly.