Well, I suppose I should introduce myself. Most of you who will be reading this blog may know me by my real name, but for privacy purposes, I will go by my very accurate nickname, Kestral. (Accurate you say. . . why accurate? Well, go look up the call of a Kestral, read the title of this blog, and you tell me.)
Anyway, now that we have that out of the way, here is some more about me:
I am a young woman, working a full time job, living in today's world, who is sick and tired of being pushed into a stereotype.
What are some of these stereotypes? Well, I will tell you.
Number 1: Attractive women.
I am not trying to toot my own horn here, but I have been told that I am attractive. For some reason, men have a tendency to , uhm, well, "flock" in my general direction. . . ok, yeah, they pretty much drool all over me if I so much as look in their general direction.
Listen guys, I have no problem if you look, but when you start staring at me like I am a piece of meat, it pisses me off, and you do not want my Scotch/Irish/Brazilian temper to bust open on you. Yes, I can tell the difference between appreciation of a good figure and lust.
Also, when I say that I am not available, or "happily taken" as I like to put it, please do me the courtesy of believing me. I love the man in my life, and that is the end of it. You won't have a chance now, tomorrow, next month, or fifty years from now. Please accept that.
But time to move on, if you want more, read my blog. . . I am sure I will have more to say on that particular subject.
Number 2: Women who pack heat.
Yes, we will just get that out there now: I carrying a gun. There are several reasons for this, the most pertinent to this blog are as follows:
I am a young woman, living mostly alone in the world, I go places alone, with people I don't know surrounding me. I have no desire to be mugged or killed, and while I know that the likely-hood of this happening to me may be slim, I am not going to take that chance. Plus, when I am with the people I love, I will do anything to protect them, because we never know what will happen. If it takes me putting one well placed shot into the chest of a man who randomly comes into the movie theater and starts shooting to save the lives of my loved ones and the loved ones of other people, then carrying a gun might not be such a bad idea.
I know this can be a controversial idea, but I am who I am, and if you don't like it, don't read my blog, cause I got news for you; it isn't going to change!
Number 3: How men treat women who pack heat.
Ok, now here is where I can write a thesis, but I promise, this will be short and concise. . . you want to hear more. . . read my blog.
Here is a slight summary.
I will not class all men into this category, but from my experience, men who actually know how to handle guns usually have some sort of preconceived notion that women don't know how to properly handle a gun. Oh, and on top of that, they are the authority about how a woman should be carrying her gun, and the ten other men who are telling her the exact opposite or more are wrong. There is very little listening involved, (except on the woman's side) when some men begin to talk about how a woman should carry her gun.
More on this subject in the actual blog.
Number 4: The Modesty Campaign
Guess what people. . . you don't have to wear a potato sack to be modest!!! Shock and horror!!!
Oh, and men, you can't put all the blame on us women. Cause guess what. . . Men can be immodest too!! Oh, and btw, it bothers women to look at a half naked guy just like it would bother a guy to look at a half naked woman. Just sayin'.
I know a lot of the stereotypes I listed may be controversial, and believe me, there are plenty more I can add to that list, and more than likely I will talk about different ones in my blog, but for now, I merely want to give you an idea of what you might be getting into if you begin to read this blog.
I am brimming over with stories and information, but I want to put a small disclaimer: This is my personal blog, I am writing on what I have experienced and learned through those experiences. I am not always right, and I may post things that may offend the sensibilities of certain people. If I do, I am sorry you disagree with me, but do me a favor, and just stop reading. I really despise trolls. If you have an opinion, that's great, please share! But if you are commenting just to see how many people you can make angry at one time, buzz off!
Also, I may be telling stories in this blog. The names of all the people in these stories have been changed, and while I am the storyteller, and while everything in the tale is from my point of view, I herebye promise to be as accurate and unbiased as a pisstified woman can be (yes, some of you should be trembling right now).
But anyway, enjoy the blog, and thanks for coming along for the ride! It will be crazy, of that, I can assure you!