So, this is the first blog of many amazing ideas that my friends have asked me to write, and this one I have had a lot of experience with.
“Oh, you’re just a truck slut who is trying to steal my man.” Yes, I’ve been told this MANY times by many misguided wives and girlfriends of guys that I have wheeled with over the years. Not so much now, but in the past, apparently it was not the norm for a woman to have her own rig to wheel, and spend a week or weekend camping and wheeling with other people, specifically men, and NOT want to sleep with any of them! I once went on a camping trip where I was the only woman, and I slept in my own tent with no one, and it was one of the best trips I’ve been on!
I can recall two specific cases when I was “confronted” by a keyboard warrior wife and girlfriend who thought that because I was the only woman on a wheeling trip, I MUST be out there after someone’s man. One of the women thought because I was talking to her man about Broncos, I was trying to steal her man and his Bronco!!
Now, since more women have been highlighted in motorsports, the stigma of “truck slut” seems to be a bit more contained to half naked girls at mud bog events, but there will always be that group of people who can’t seem to get past their own insecurities, and realize that no one may want their man, maybe they just have a common interest.
It took me years, tons of conversations, and a lot of patience to deal with these situations. I had to avoid talking to certain people whose wives and girlfriends just couldn’t understand, and I had to defend myself constantly. I felt like I was guilty before being proven innocent even though I did nothing wrong.
In the past 5 years, people have come to know me and understand that I am happy being a woman who loves trucks/Broncos, getting my hands dirty, and being social.
So to end this blog, know that I have happily been with Scott for 5+ years, but, God forbid, if he weren’t in the picture, I still wouldn’t want YOUR MAN. I have more class than that. 😉🖕