Like I said before, this is why you should NOT use phrases like crazy, few roos loose in top paddock etc. It just gives people like this even more ammunition. (excuse the pun!)
She is totally correct about the toxic masculinity part too. The Jokes topic that was started a few days ago on here is a perfect example of this. Within 4 posts it turned into a stream of sexist jokes about women. WTF…
EVERYTHING you put up on the internet is free for EVERYONE to see. Also EVERYTHING you say can be taken out of context. If you ever want to have Airsoft in Australia or even keep Gelsoft you need to be a bit smarter about it.
I’m not being overly sensitive about this. If you have to have your locker room talk, keep it in the locker room, not in writing in public.
It’s great that you posted this @Rokz, we appreciate it. I’d like it to be an example to think twice before reacting when things like this happen. We all need to be smarter. And tell all your friends to be smarter too.
I’m sure the bloke who said she should be shot was joking. I’m sure he doesn’t want her shot. But there it is. He said it. and now she can say someone threatened her and wanted her shot.
Now the police commissioner has another reason and argument to have airsoft and gelsoft banned in Australia. “A member of the general public complained about gelsoft, a member of the gelsoft community threatened her life saying she should be shot. These are the people who are asking for access to guns or things that look like guns. should we let them? No”
That’s how it’s going to be. And all the arguments about being sensitive, it was a joke, she was asking for it, but shes trying to take away MY freedom of expression, that’s just how aussie people are, blah blah blah… Don’t bother typing that. it will just prove you don’t get it.
If you want to see what happens when a joke you say gets taken out of context, next time you’re boarding a plane make a joke about your carry on bag being heavy. Tell the flight attendant you should have but the bomb in the checked in luggage instead.
Everyone is entitled to an opinion, even if you think it’s stupid.
If you want better Gelsoft, less restrictions, and even airsoft remember this…
You can catch more flies with honey than with vinegar
PS. Sorry that was a bit ranty, but i’m passionate about this sport and I want it to be amazing for everyone.