I'm not the "feminist" type, OK. I'm just your average female athlete who's trying to make a name for herself in a male dominated field. I train my ass off 6 days a week. I eat right. I search constantly for training and networking opportunities. I find ways to get involved in the sport in some way, even if it means I'm on clean up crew. I'm trying to learn as much as I can.
Problem is, no one sees this.
They look at me and think I'm just some girl who's trying to fuck another athlete out there. Those who DO understand that I'm trying to learn are afraid to help me because they don't want me to get hurt. IT'S A FUCKING CONTACT SPORT. I'M FULLY AWARE THAT INJURIES HAPPEN. Stop being such a pussy and teach me! But no one will. It feels like the only time I can have a conversation with someone about my intentions is when they have a penis and want to use conversation to get something else.
It's bullshit. Start taking me seriously. And answer my fucking questions. Stop avoiding the fact that I have a vagina. I want to learn...