“A woman can do anything a man can do.” I do believe this, especially when it comes to pétanque.
As part of a long-established custom, women in this discipline have long been pigeonholed to the position of “pointer”.
Some like it, but some aspire to more. They would like to move up and take control of their team. They want to shoot, but the men don’t think they can and prevent them from doing so.
In the history of the American West, there has been plenty of women shooters… Annie Oakley, Calamity Jane, Belle Starr would not take any lip from anybody, and regardless of what the men would say, they did their own thing. They merrily shot… anything and anybody trying to meddle with their affairs.
Anybody can shoot. It just takes practice. Be it tennis, pole vaulting or car racing, women can do it all. And the longer they practice, the better they will be. If women express the desire to shoot, let them do it and prove themselves.
There is no rule in the book saying that they can’t.
History is full of dames who did extraordinary things when peed off.
Jeanne Hachette was one of these women. Read her story by clicking on the link below:
Jeanne de Clisson was another one badass woman.
So my macho friends, never underestimate the power of a woman! If she wants to do something, let her do it because “hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.”
Women are more emotional than men and given to extremes when annoyed.
We have in our midst, a few excellent female “shooters” like Shannon Bowman, Barbara Hall, Beth Lysten, Vang Chia but it is not enough. We need more and we need to give them the opportunity to blossom.
Remember that in your own life, somebody gave you once a chance to prove yourself. The least you can do is to return the favor.
If a woman in your club expresses the desire to shoot, give her a chance to so.
“Know what? Bitches get stuff done.”–Tina Fey