ANST - Re: ANST- Ladies Chest Protection
vanora at hotmail.com
Sun Nov 2 22:08:05 PST 1997
>Date: Sun, 2 Nov 1997 22:55:20 -0600 (CST)
>From: Martha Lee Nichols <mnichols at tenet.edu>
>To: ansteorra at Ansteorra.ORG
>Subject: Re: ANST - ANST- Ladies Chest Protection
>Reply-To: ansteorra at Ansteorra.ORG
>Methinks you are much mistaken. Sharp blows to the breast can cause
>to develop, and they are removed and sent to be tested for cancer.
>Marthe de Blenkinsop
thank you for your reply, although you didn't state your "vote" on the
freedom to remove chest protection.
You are correct and, in a sence, repreating what Her Majesty, Alicia,
stated on this matter. Cysts are something that the ladies who fight
without armour on their breasts will have to be made aware of and
But, I can tell you and dig-up proof that these cysts cannot do any
actual harm, themselves. In fact, thanks to Mistress Stella (who is
quite well-known for her leg-shots) and the earlier use of my MUCH
smaller shield, I have a cyst from repeated shots to the same place on
my bum. (Alright, Ansteorra, there you have it... I just publicly
admitted to having a bump on my tush! "T.M.I."!!!) This cyst poses no
harm on me and, well... Heck! It's ANOTHER "battle-wound" that I can use
when comparimg scars with my lord. >;)
So, some of you fighters are against being hit in some of those -OUCH-
spots when fighting on the field... or having ANY long term
difficulties, or having some sort of damage done to you body? It's to
those fighters that I say, "Move over! I'm stepping onto the field,
now!" Look at what we are doing!!! We are running around like over-grown
kids, playing dress-up, and hitting eachother with big sticks. Someone
is going to get hurt and there's not a whole-lot that can be done about
that other than all of us quitting our fighting. Yes, we have rules to
guide us along to playing this game in a safer manner, but some of those
rules aren't necessary when most are! That, and you have to accept what
comes with this; i.e.... I am only 24 years old, my knees are starting
to go (ice-packs after practice are great), my right shoulder is in pain
in the joint, I've been in the E.R. twice for head injuries (in
Atlantia), I've had some temporary loss of use in my arms before, my
left big toe is JUST NOW getting over an injury for this time last year,
I've limped into work in heels a few times, I still have a loose
bone-chip in my left wrist, and I just got a fat-lip tonight from an
accident on the field. Folks, IT'S GONNA' HAPPEN... so accept it and
don't whine. If you don't want to get hurt, then take off the armour and
walk off of the field.
Now, back to the chest protection issue, I'll tell you here and now...
I HAVE to wear mine at the moment (rules or no). I have medical reasons
as to why I must, or pose a danger to myself. I was in a car-wreck a few
years ago, got hit as a pedestrian by a suburban when I was 18, was in
another wreck about 3 months ago, and in (guess what) another wreck last
Friday night. Each time, my breast-bone was either injured or irritated.
So, I'm using my own common sence and wearing what I need to protect me.
That doesn't mean that I don't believe that others should have to wear
their's all the time. This seems to be the general opinion in Ansteorra.
So, I ask again... take off the ladies' chest protection OR mandate
chest protection for all men?
In Service to the Dream,
~Lady Vanora Villon de Paris~
esqire to Viscount Galen of Bristol,
first lady in the Teutonic Order of the Dragon- Atlantia,
Barony of Elfsea/ Ansteorra*
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