Over on the Cornered Cat Facebook page right now, there’s an active discussion about something someone said to me at the Gun Rights Policy Conference last weekend. (Go read the discussion; there are too many comments to summarize here.)
Don’t want to re-open that discussion here, but do want to focus on something one of the commenters said. She wrote,
… I don’t think women have to be taught by women. I’ve had great instruction from hard core former military men, but they never once reminded me I was a woman or talked down to me. Did they change some things because I was a woman? Probably, but it was not a point of conversation. This guy that Cornered Cat mentions has a really bad attitude, and I’d want nothing from him. But frankly, I want women to learn good shooting technique and I’ve seen too many women taught poorly by other women.
It’s that last, bolded part I wanted to talk about today, because this is exactly what drove me to drop my other sources of income so I could concentrate solely on building Cornered Cat as a training business. There’s a huge number of women out there right now who have a desire to reach out and to work with other women, but too many of these women have not yet developed the skillset to do that well. I want to come alongside and help those women grow their skills and their businesses.
I’m always impressed when I talk to women who have a heart to help other women get into the firearms world, and especially into the self-defense corners of that world. I love that! I love it so much that it thrills me to see it being done well. I love to watch competent women at work and I love to meet women who work hard to learn what they need to know in order to reach others even more effectively.