That loathesome thing you do in order to feed your children / thing under the bed.

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...

posted to work by Allison, Trollop of Justice (2 comments)

Bobbie, Samurai of the Irredeemably Moist,

Use all this energy of frustration as fuel to push past these obstacles. You sound like you are very driven, you just need to keep looking for the right people who will help you reach your goals.

You should reach out to other female atheletes, either on social media or websites, and try to connect with some who are already where you want to be. Let them help motivate and encourage you, and help suggest ways to succeed.

Good luck, sending you a {{{{{HUG}}}}} ~ k

Lisa, Elementalist of the Idealistic,

Not the job of the people you meet to change their minds or to change who they are.

It IS your task to follow your passion by finding the teachers you want and need.

Google and youtube other female athletes. At some point, one will have to mention coaches and teachers.

Other female athletes have found teachers and coaches so they do exist. Keep searching. That will be part of your particular training.