"All women are b**ches and liars." Those were the exact words out of an older man's mouth a few years ago when my partner and I were fishing on a famous Lake Ontario steelhead river. When this man first approached us, thanks to our completely gender-neutral appearance, he just seemed a little jealous that we had been out-fishing him and he wanted us out of "his space," but when he figured out we were women, he began blurting out a rant about how horrible women were, including his own mother. This one-way conversation suddenly had nothing to do with fishing and had everything to do with hating women. While we didn't feel physically threatened by him, he certainly made a spectacle and revealed himself as an unfriendly presence on the river.

In another instance, or rather several,...

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