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Hunting for Bambi

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"It's a new form of adult entertainment, and men are paying thousands of dollars to shoot naked women with paint ball guns."

Background info on my attitude: I nearly handed in my resignation on the spot when ex-co-workers wouldn't stop having NERF gun wars around my desk. Not only do I hate guns, even toy ones, I can't stand to even have them pointed at me. I will not go near a paintball facility.

That said, the Hunting for Bambi thing is stupid, but all parties are consenting adults. Those women who signed up for it, agreed to it knowing full well what is involved and they are being paid. If it's really that bad, they'll learn to not go back and tell others that it's not worth the money. Then the facilitators won't have the supply and they won't be able to continue.

The facilitators are not dragging unwilling victims into it.

And c'mon. You HAVE to be living under a fucking rock to NOT know that paintballs cause welts even with thick clothes on. I say it's absolutely bullshit that those women say they didn't know or weren't told it could draw blood on bare skin.

The rule about not hitting above the chest means nothing. And it doesn't take fucking rocket science to figure it out. Aim cannot be accounted for with moving targets like that. If the woman is running along and someone is aiming at her feet, if she suddenly runs down a steep slope or jumps downward somewhere, that gun could then be suddenly aimed and shot at her chest or head. Even _I_ can tell you that. Give women a little credit. They must know that when they signed up.

But the key term is CONSENTING ADULTS. A lot of things repulse me — BDSM repulses me; slash fiction repulses me; people, who get so incensed that they're blind to reason, repulse me. I think a lot of entertainment activities are stupid, beyond the realm of "fun" and not worth the risks, like bunjee jumping and regular paintball.

That does not mean other people shouldn't have the right to do it.


Jul. 14th, 2003 01:42 am (UTC)
To begin with, the women are just stupid, I mean, being hit with a paintball WITHOUT CLOTHES on aside, lets look at this fact: They are getting paid, at most $2500 for doing this. How much is the company making? Twice what the girl is gonna get paid, and they don't even get hurt. I mean, sure business costs, but I'd look at that factor alone and say 'no way dudes'.

How stupid. I can understand a little kink, you know, but that's private in someones bedroom, you know? Not a social activity. Never did understand strip clubs though either. *shrug*
Jul. 14th, 2003 11:31 am (UTC)
You wrote:
How much is the company making? Twice what the girl is gonna get paid...

From the article:
Men pay anywhere from $5000 to $10,000 for the chance to come to the middle of the desert to shoot...

It doesn't actually say why it's such a huge range like that. I can't imagine the actual admission fee varies. It might be the cost of the paintball cartridges that's varying. And you don't know if the journalist is including their airfare and accomodations into it just to skew the picture.

I don't trust journalists entirely (it's partially from personal experience too). They're right up there with politicians and salespeople in the Manipulating the Truth department.

Never did understand strip clubs though either. *shrug*

Me neither.


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