[Ansteorra] Women warriors

Sher M runa.herd at earthlink.net
Mon Nov 12 14:16:01 PST 2007

It would seem natural to assume (and I dislike that word alot) that when the 
men were off doing what men did, then the women
were left to defend the home.  All through history it appears that when a 
woman was defending what she considered hers she
would use whatever 'weapon' was handy.  Cleaver, knife, old rusty swords, 
broom, pot, bottle, nails, teeth, and so on and so forth...
having worked in law enforcement for years I can tell you right here and now 
that an officer would rather deal with a man in a fight than a
woman.  Why you ask?  Because women fight dirty when they do fight, they 
fight to win.  If they can not win then they want to take whoever
or whatever down with themselves.

Runa of the Thundering Herd

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Stefan li Rous" <StefanliRous at austin.rr.com>
To: "Kingdom of Ansteorra - SCA, Inc." <ansteorra at lists.ansteorra.org>
Sent: Sunday, November 11, 2007 11:51 PM
Subject: [Ansteorra] Women warriors

> On Nov 11, 2007, at 2:33 PM, Elizabeth Blackthorne wrote:
>> As far as I know, there are few female personas who would actually
>> fight in period.  History shows that those who did fight were
>> perceived as crazy or were executed for treason, or both.
> Blanket statements about a period covering over a thousand years and  many 
> different cultures often run info exceptions. More and more  women 
> fighters seem to turn up as research continues. In many cases  it appears 
> to be more of a case of Victorian (and other folks) not  wanting to see 
> what is in their data or because of biases of the  researchers. Women 
> fighters may not have been common, but they don't  seem to be as rare as 
> many people would think, either.
> Perhaps these articles might be of interest:
> Women-Battle-art  (35K)  5/21/99    "Women and the Art of Battle in  the 
> late
>                                        Middle Ages" by Robin E. Craig.
> http://www.florilegium.org/files/COMBAT/Women-Battle-art.html
> Women-Warriors-art (31K)  8/22/04    "Women Warriors: Myth or Reality?"
>                                        by Mistress Siobhan ni Seaghdha.
> http://www.florilegium.org/files/COMBAT/Women-Warriors-art.html
> Stefan
> --------
> THLord Stefan li Rous    Barony of Bryn Gwlad    Kingdom of Ansteorra
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