You are presuming that much of range anxiety was ever alleged to be based on rational thinking to begin with. Of course, however irrational and based on emotion it might be, it is no less a reality, and still merits being addressed.
When you can go a thousand or.more miles in one day in an electric vehicle, whether that's on a single charge, or accomplished though rapid recharges that take only a few minutes each, at any of what should be ubiquitous recharge stations around the country, comparable to refuelling a car at a gas station, range anxiety will disappear.
A solar EMP could easily hit the entire US.
Of course, a solar EMP isn't likely to be big enough in localized intensity to do any damage to small things like aircraft.... but it could still damage the electric grid on the ground, which has wiring that is many miles in length and so exceptionally large voltages can be induced by such an event.
My grandfather asked me to go golfing with him when I was about 7. There was some conversation among the adults concluding that, based on my age only, I was a hazard to the green and therefore would have to just watch. So I followed around old guys for an hour on grass that I was not worthy to putt on. I realize this is an antecdote. Fuck golf.
Your anecdote resonates with another experience I had as a youngster... I wasn't excluded from playing like you were, but my father's preoccupation with golf while I was growing up very nearly ruined my parent's marriage, and without me even realizing it at the time, created a psychological barrier that left a profound disliking for the game in general for many many years... he invited me to play with him a few times, but I never really enjoyed it. it would not be until I was in my early twenties when some peers invited me to go golfing with them that I finally realized what preconceptions about the game my subconscious had put there, based solely on my experiences I had while I was growing up.
Going back to your story, however, hopefully, you've matured enough since that time to realize that in your case, this was a problem with the alleged "adults" who decided you were a problem for their game than the sport itself.... if your grandfather had more character, he would have told those assholes that they were being arrogant pricks right then and there, and taken you somewhere else instead of just going along with their suggestion and making you sit on the sidelines.
Two words: Tiger Woods. Wanna try a different conspiracy theory?
There weren't any women in one of my physics classes at university either.... that doesn't mean that they were excluding them.