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A hunting article in WHAT magazine?!

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I just got my monthly NWTF newsletter and in it, they mention that the magazine started by Oprah Winfrey, O Magazine, includes an article written by a young woman going on her first wild turkey hunt. Below is a link to the online article...

I am taking the time to register on that site, so I can comment on hunting and the growing role of women hunters. I was initially very surprised to see Oprah allowing this article to be printed in her magazine, but then I got to thinking about it a little more. Oprah is a VERY smart lady, who has become quite wealthy and influential by understanding modern women...she is not going to ignore the trend of more female hunters going afield each year. I am reluctant to applaud her decision to publish the article, because I don't know what her personal feelings really are, but it is encouraging to see a mainstream magazine, outside of the hunting industry, recognizing the positive and growing influence of hunting on women in this country.
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had you guys not posted this I never would have known O had a hunting article. Go figure. I think these instances mentioned likely have more to do with the feminist movement than in supporting or promoting hunting. on the one hand they cast hunting in a positive light but only because it was a woman at the trigger. not that I find anything wrong with women hunting but I doubt these publications will ever have an article that paints a man who hunts in a positive way for the sake of the hunting/shooting sports or gun rights and it's role in society.
As long as the net affect is positive towards shooting/hunting gun rights I won't be writing letters to the editors of O or to the editorial desk at NPR asking that they rethink the entries. I too think it is extremely good for the sport and our way of life to push the topics into the main stream of the media and do so in a positive way.

As for how a true feminist/hunter views gun rights... my guess would be a true and militant feminist would not think twice about denying a man gun rights and while she is still fully armed, hunting him down in the woods... Feminism isn't about equality in my opinion, who would want to be equal anyway.
my coment as to militant feminism was directed at a prior coment relating to how that particular leaning related to gun rights. It didn't have anything to do with the O article's writer. if you read the whole thread I think you'll see there was no leaping going on, we were exploring the motivations of the publishers for publishing content outside their normal subject matter.
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