[Ansteorra] Of SCA membership interest

Jennifer Smith jds at randomgang.com
Thu Apr 8 16:13:34 PDT 2004

On Thu, Apr 08, 2004 at 04:02:09PM -0700, Kimberly Koch wrote:
> I know Master Francois, and I take issue with this
> post. He is a kind and gentle person who has done an
> enormous amount of work for the Kingdom of Ansteorra
> and for the Society as a whole, and this is an
> extraordinarily inappropriate attack on his character.

I agree!

> The implication that the decision was based on some
> sort of gender bias is patently untrue - the intent
> was to bring SCA practice into line with period
> practice. Everyone, before you write to Laurel with
> your opinions, please take the time to read the text
> of original decision. 

And in fact, the opposite is true -- since (especially in our kingdom),
the King and Queen are *joint* rulers, why is it that the King gets to
bear the kingdom arms, but the Queen gets the (as I heard it called)
"cheap substitute" arms?  The consort (male or female!) is every bit as
much the crown as the one who won the tourney, and has an equal right to
bear and display the kingdom arms.

Do note that this *really* only affects the newer kingdoms who haven't
registered arms for their queen/princess.

-Emma de Fetherstan

Jennifer Smith
jds at randomgang.com

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