It's fairly easy to get me fighting mad. I'm not even going to lie about that fact. But nothing pisses me off more than some man deciding he has to educate me on the sport of hockey because I'm a woman and I don't know any better. When did being a woman in the hockey world become some sort of handicap? I go to games, I go to training camp, I watch the highlights, I follow the players, I read the stats, I watch the delightful suspension videos. I know the game without some patronizing asshole "teaching" me about it. I don't need guidance as to who is on the Red Wings' roster because I've got that down. I don't need memory refreshers as to what happened last year with the Wings because I was there. I watched from training camp to the very last game.
I'm never really a fan of the battle of the sexes in the hockey world because I believe that everyone has a place. That being said, I am sick and tired of women being made to look like they are stupid individuals who know nothing about the sport and who only attend games to get their MRS. When I attend games, I watch the hockey and perhaps I talk to friends but I don't need someone there to entertain me during the game. Why? Because I'll be too busy WATCHING IT. I'll give a little steam to their argument because some women are there for the wrong reasons. But they choose to ignore the masses that are there for the right ones.
So many men like to lump all women into this category of fragile, no nothing girls and that's not the case. If you've ever spent any time with female hockey players you would know that's not the case. And yet, many look at females in the hockey world as some sort of inferior species and often use the line "What do you know? You're a WOMAN". Being a person in the hockey world that happens to be a woman isn't some sort of curse or handicap. I can assure you that my lady parts do not interfere with watching, talking about, or even playing the game.
So men, the next time you feel the need to educate a woman on the sport, make sure she actually doesn't know.