Thursday, July 14, 2016

Wine is Life

Stress weighs heavy on a tired soul. 
Dragging down. Her shoulders strain against the days tension as if preparing for impact. 

The cork extracts from the bottle with a swift pop before the almost-black liquid gently flows into the glass. 

Her hands cup the bowl, protectively embracing the large vessel as if any moment this joy will be stolen. 

Eagerly the glass is raised to her mouth with a deep, slow breath before drawing the heady substance across her delighted tongue. 

A tingling sensation tempts while the slightly-fruity but dry libation is eagerly swallowed down.  

Pink hues flush her face in response to the burning warmth. The corners of a once frowning mouth begin to pull upward in an involuntary smile.  The kind of smile that seems to be hiding a delicious secret. 

Sighing contentedly she raises the glass to her lips for another deep draw of the intoxicating substance. 

Heat begins to flow down, reaching into her core, then traveling through every inch of her body. 

Shoulders drop in a sweet surrender.  The fight has ended.

Red wine, you win! You know my mind and understand precisely what I need.

xoxo Siren Kimmie (HDIC Girls Rock Metal Detecting)

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Tuesday, July 12, 2016

The Trials and Tribulations of a Female Detectorist Part 2

Part 2: Are Female Detectorists Sexy? 

The bigger question is, why is that even a question? What does "sexy" have to do with metal detecting? 

You would think the ONE place women would be free of scrutuny over how they look or what they are wearing would be metal detecting right?

Wrong! Aside from ridicule over detecting attire, taking one too many selfies (or not enough selfies) or being forced into a contest to vote for the "favorite" female detectorist, or being belittled for having too many likes on a finds pictures... we could go on and on here but you get the point...

Having said that, lets get back to the question at hand.  First take a look at what the media and some manufacturers say female metal detectorists should look like... 


Conversely, do a google search for "Men Metal Detecting" and take a gander at the results. Spoiler: There is not ONE sexy male model striking a Zoolander "blue steel" with a detector. Because metal detectors are marketed to men.

The powers that be (i.e., advertisers, manufacturers and sales reps alike) depict metal detecting women as airbrushed models who have most likely never wielded a detector in their lives, posing in high heels and bikinis much like sports cars and beer adverts.

So where do us ladies fit in? One thing I can promise, if I see advertisements like these I will NOT buy from the manufacturer. If they do not consider me to be a valid consumer and choose to alienate and exclude me in their marketing campaigns, then I do not need to purchase their products.

Meanwhile this only adds to the confusion for women as they try to fit in.  Being so heavily inundated with society's idea of "sexy' that we don't know which end is up (no pun intended).  On one hand we are told that we need to look this way to be considered valuable.  On the other hand, if I post pictures of myself in this state of undress I promise the magnitude shaming would be astronomical.  So us ladies have to walk this tightrope somewhere in the middle.

We live in a world where we are ultimately gauged on our looks and sexuality.  If we are perceived to be pretty, we are valued more highly.  If we fit society's idea of thin, tall, and sexy, we are found "worthy". Women's bodies are used to sell just about every service and product on the planet (including detectors). Yet for the "real woman" there is no room for growing old, or putting on weight, or gaining grey hair and wrinkles.  Yet a woman who attempts to 
celebrate her features is negatively labeled.  We are criticized if we change our profile picture too frequently, or take too many selfies. Photos of our finds are tainted with the aforementioned commentary of likes based upon gender or because the outline of a breast can be seen behind the detector.  

So the only thing we can  really do is be ourselves and tune out the rest. Because ultimately, to answer the original question, are female metal detectorists sexy?  Hell yes!  ALL of the women of metal detecting are sexy and AMAZING!!!  Beyond what the media SAYS you SHOULD look like, each and every one is unique, passionate, and fun loving.  So, don't ever let anyone make you feel less then, or ashamed of who you are. Celebrate yourself and follow your passion.  You are bad ass and you ROCK metal detecting!

xoxo Siren Kimmie (HDIC Girls Rock Metal Detecting)

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