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Women with swords

Discussion in 'Arts & Crafts' started by Indian Summer, Dec 30, 2013.

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  1. Indian Summer

    Indian Summer Administrator Owner

    Due to sickness I've had a lot of time on my hands lately, though not the energy for anything requiring much effort. So I ended up reading up on casual topics that interest me, such as .... women with swords, as depicted in contemporary art and film.

    I found the below blog entry instructive, and thought it would be worth sharing, especially since there is much interest in feminist topics on this board.
    Full article: http://mariaalexander.wordpress.com...ost-photos-and-drawings-of-women-with-swords/
     
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  2. Envy

    Envy Just lazing around

    Location:
    Sweden
    If you expect realistic fights/weapon handling from fiction, then you're doing it wrong.

    Not to say that the thing about women having to look "sexy" all the time is getting annoying.
     
  3. beancounter

    beancounter The Fire That Burns Within

    I found a digital copy of the Players Handbook (D&D), where someone had replaced the normal front cover with a picture of a women holding a sword.

    Armor was a non-issue. :eek::p
     
  4. Indian Summer

    Indian Summer Administrator Owner

    Women with swords, axes, shields and armour, live from Denmark!
     
  5. Andy_T

    Andy_T Addicted Poster Forum Moderator

    Location:
    Hannover, Germany
    Seriously??? This is an 8 hour + video of people in metal cans (can't discern their genders, however, most seem to be men to me) trying to bash and dent each other?
    You must really have a lot of time on your hands :D
     
  6. Indian Summer

    Indian Summer Administrator Owner

    It was a live broadcast at the time. I took the commentator's word for it that there were women underneath all the armour.
     
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  7. Andy_T

    Andy_T Addicted Poster Forum Moderator

    Location:
    Hannover, Germany
    Haha, yes, I saw a few in the awards ceremony, but the parts I saw seemed to have mainly male participation.
    Anyway, would be hard to discern with the armor!
     
  8. Brian

    Brian Star Member

    Location:
    Gothenburg
    My wife and I are always making fun of the silly armour in fantasy art but I had never thought about the swords before. Great post Indian Summer.
     
  9. Andy_T

    Andy_T Addicted Poster Forum Moderator

    Location:
    Hannover, Germany
    So, having now also read the link from your original post about female armor, it seems the armor in the video was good armor (as it was not possible to discern any female forms below them)
     
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