Kess wrote:I'm a female and a huge hockey fan. Sometimes it has been a great conversational asset, but FWIW there have been times when that has backfired on me. Male colleagues can have a hard time believing that a feminine woman is true fan and the conversation turned more into me "proving" that I am really such a fan.
Another female hockey fan here...I haven't had it backfire on me, although I can definitely see how it could happen with some men (idiots). I can usually shut the more sexist comments down pretty well by mentioning that not only do I watch hockey, I also happen to play on a couple of men's rec teams, and do they play? No? Well, that's a shame. (as patronizingly as possible, of course.)
But I haven't found that necessary very often. Most men are not that stupid.