The Boston Herald has an interesting profile today of DIVA WOW, a group dedicated to women in the shooting sports. The group started out locally in Texas, but now has more than 1,500 members.
I am all for getting women more involved in the shooting sports, but I’m not so sure that the flippant quote does much to help the image of women shooters. The work they do to educate an involve women is stellar, and I hope this won’t dissuade people from taking them seriously.
The group — DIVA … Women Outdoors Worldwide, or DIVA WOW — now counts more than 1,500 members around the world. Rhodes, the daughter of a Texas rancher who learned how to handle a BB gun at age 4, said that about half of the women who join also have strong outdoors backgrounds, while the other half haven’t picked up a gun before.
“That was just second nature to me to see a shotgun or a rifle in the gun rack,” said Rhodes, a feisty blonde with a Southern accent. “Whenever something slithers, crawls or hops, you’ve got to pop it.”
You can check out their web site here.