I thought we needed to bring women into the equation when we talk about women so I went to two of the strongest women I know for a light Saturday morning chat.
Last week was incredible. We did a record amount of business as a result of the traffic brought on by the overly concerned grinders who either can’t read or just hate my fucking guts. The avalanche of online hatred over us taking umbrage with a woman who made a false accusation was the weirdest experience I’ve had since being fired for chastising a rapist.
Instead of getting all pissy, I went to two women who I respect immensely. I called 20-year hockey coach/training guru and Sarah Ayres, David Ayres better half who’s forgotten more than I know about hockey to ask what that fuck happened? Sarah and Jennifer have both corrected me in the past and I didn’t ask them to weigh in on me. Just integrity and accountability.
Other questions we asked?
Are men no longer allowed to offer an opinion on something if a woman’s involved because he hasn’t walked a mile in her shoes?
Are we allowed to say ‘Hello, Ladies.’ when we start a Podcast?
Can I tell both Jennifer and Sarah they both looked beautiful today?
Can I hold the door open for either of them any more?
While some of you non-gender specific ‘bitches’ were bitching at me for taking issue with a person who leveled a shitty false accusation, I was trying to figure out where the line needs to be and how I can be more sensitive when writing about women who fake gender discrimination and where we go from here.
That’s how it works around here at DeanBlundell.com.
When you’re getting mad, we’re getting better.
PS: We don’t do sexist here. Ever. If anyone says we are or I am, they’re not only full of shit, they’re probably a friend of Hailey Salvian, women who think it’s ok to make false accusations based on colonial patriarchy, or a middle-aged male in the hockey world hoping to get a PR bump or Hailey’s phone number. At least that’s what we came up with today.
That and Toronto doesn’t deserve Joe Thornton.