My softball field is next to a pretty popular road and occasionally, people will yell things out at us when we play. It happens, we’re used to it, and normally they don’t really ever say anything meaningful.
Today, a guy in a big black jeep (maybe it was a hummer? either way, it was a big car) drove by and yelled “DYKES” out of his window at us. Now, I’m pretty sure everyone knows the little joke about girls who play softball, and yes, two girls on my team are gay and one is bi (I am one of the former), but it still kind of hurt to have someone yelling that us, simply because of the sport we play.
What makes a guy yell that at a bunch of high school girls and their coach? We were just practicing, he probably only saw us for about two seconds, yet he still felt the need to do that? I don’t care if there are connotations about the sport of softball, there’s no reason to do that. What the fuck is wrong with people?