I had to deal with some bullshit today.
My post from FB:
I am so bummed.
I’ve been looking forward to the archery tournament today for months.
For the past year I have been shooting in the tournaments in PMC and they have been “handicapping” the Women’s Class by having us shoot closer (15 yards), same as the Children’s Class while the men shoot at 20 yards.
If it were a “normal” thing to handicap the women I would be 100% cool with it. But it is not.
So I have dealt with it, and just ignored it. But THIS tournament was special because they finally said they would let the women shoot the same yardage as the men. Hooray!
I even emailed them for clarification. Are men and women shooting at the same distance? They are?! Yay!
This morning they didn’t feel like setting up enough bales for everyone to shoot at 20 so they suggested “Jessie shoots at the 15”. Humm. I’m not too happy. Then they suggest I shoot at the 15 but down the hill a little. No marked yardage. Ok. I ask why do I have to be the one down the hill? How about one of you guys shoot down the hill?
Everyone laughs. None of them want to do that! How could I suggest that?! HAHAHA SO FUNNY!
See, it’s hard to see the discrimination if you aren’t the one being discriminated against I guess.
I am angry. I want to leave.
Again, they bring it up, how about Jessie just shoots at the 15?
That’s it. I’ve had it. Please return my money.
They don’t understand why this hurts me after dealing with it for so long. All I ask for is to SHOOT EQUALLY.
Is it where I live? Maybe. Maybe I’ll look for some other tournaments in Bakersfield or LA.
Olympic rules, Men and Women shooting at an equal yardage:
Click “All Events” on the right side
.. Am I insane? Any other female archers out there deal with this? Am I over reacting? Is the sport just a “men’s club” and I need to deal with it? So bummed…..