Is it feminine to be prepared to defend yourself?

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Is it feminine to be prepared to defend yourself?

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  1. pax

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    Is it feminine to be prepared to defend yourself?

    Discuss.
     
  2. Warren

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    I don't see how gender can be attached to such a concept.
     
  3. tnieto2004

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    Feminine? No. Not in the least.
     
  4. ShooterMcGavin

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    I agree.

    I voted "no". I think it is neither feminie nor masculine - it is human, and it is intelligent.
     
  5. F4GIB

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    Oh! No. That's why God made men. To kill food, carry stuff, and the defend the cave.
     
  6. Hairpin M'berg870

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    Is it masculine? :confused:

    Kind of a dumb question really, no offence, but is it anything to be prepared to defend yourself except being prepared to defend yourself?
     
  7. scurtis_34471

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    Wow. That's complicated, because it gets into stereotyping. I don't think there is anything particularly feminine about the ability to defend against an attack. I also don't think that the ability to take care of herself in that regard makes a woman any less feminine. You could say that defensive ability is (or at least should be) a more gender-neutral kind of thing. I always thought a women who could take care of herself and knew it was kind of hot.
     
  8. Geno

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    Two of the best Taekwondo instructors I ever had were female...not that it is important, but they were also drop-dead gorgeous. One also was a helicopter machine-gunner in the Nat'l Guard, and enjoyed anything firearms. To see her, you not know that she was so well-prepared. She looked awesome in casual or dress attire. All stereotyping. Just all stereotyping.
     
  9. RockyMtnTactical

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    My sentiments exactly.
     
  10. pax

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    H'mmm. Maybe I asked the wrong question.

    Follow up for those who will, please: do you think that being able to protect herself makes a woman less feminine?

    pax
     
  11. musher

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    Feminine, in the dictionary is 'of or relating to women or girls'

    In every species, a female defending her young is THE most fearsome adversary. Male brown bears in their prime will go out of their way to avoid a female brown bear with cubs. You see similar dynamics in all species.

    From where I sit, a woman who is prepared and able to defend herself and her family displays an essential quality.

    To call it less than feminine reveals an inner defect, IMHO.
     
  12. JWarren

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    My wife is a very feminine, and what many would call a "submissive," gentle and sensitive woman-- a lot like your stereotypical 50's housewife.

    She'll also empty a Glock 19 into anyone that tries to attack or rape her without missing once.


    One can be both.


    John
     
  13. Clipper

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    Well, as for my un-PC self, I have always been attracted by the concept of a woman who's ready to take care of herself...My wife would be more dangerous than most of the men I know when the chips are down. If SHTF, I won't have to worry about where she is, she'll be there fighting or shooting beside me.
     
  14. Henry Bowman

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    Oops! I meant "YES" but accidently hit "No"

    Really, I don't see as it has anything to do with it.
     
  15. Hairpin M'berg870

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    the only thing sexier than a fine naked lady is a fine naked lady holding my shotgun....:D
     
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    It doesn't have to. Maybe this sounds corny, but a lioness is a beautiful creature...yet still extremely dangerous. My point being that in nature, oftentimes the female of the species has to be able to take care of her own, or perish.
     
  17. davhina

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    Of course!
    Is it feminine to get raped, beaten, abused, robbed? Of course not.
    It is still (IMO)ladylike, feminine, to protect yourself and loved ones.
    Who knows, one day it may be my wife, that saves my life, with her gun, rather than the other way around. That is why i took her for the NRA CHP course last weekend. Now she thinks guns are "cool, fun, and necessary for our protection. Still need to find one (pistol) she is comfy with.

    Great question PAX.
    material for your article?:)
    Very good point, regardless.
     
  18. Jdoc

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    i don't see how.........

    being ready to defend you or your loved ones is feminine.
     
  19. logical

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    no, but it's a little feminine to ask such a question.
     
  20. Rev. DeadCorpse

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    Yes. I like my women strong and capable. I'm a large, robust, energetic type of guy. My wife is the kind of woman who can keep up with me.

    I love her for that... amongst other things.
     
  21. Warren

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    Really depends on what standard of "feminine" you are using.

    If you are using mine, then no. I've always liked women who could fight. The wimpy "oh someone save me" type grates on my senses.
     
  22. chris in va

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    If feminine equals frail and helpless, then yes.

    But I tell you what, femininity (did I spell that right?) has to be balanced. It's a real turnoff (to me) for a woman to be overly dainty. Likewise to be too macho. If she's afraid to 'get her hands dirty' and expects men to take care of her every need...:barf:

    Likewise a woman that 'effin doesn't need effin men for effin anything' and acts like my neighbor's bulldog just sours the milk, yano?
     
  23. cambeul41

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    To answer Pax’s rephrased question . . .

    The ability to defend herself does not lessen a woman’s femininity in the least. On the contrary the lack of that ability, complete helplessness, is a total turnoff.

    Husband and wife are a team, and both should be fully functioning members.
     
  24. Donut

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    Absolutely not. It's not like having the facilities to defend oneself all of a sudden strips a woman of her femininity.
     
  25. ArfinGreebly

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    Very Subjective

    In my world, it is entirely feminine for a woman to stand her ground in defense of her person, her family, or her man.

    To paraphrase Frankie Figs:
    Femininity isn't damaged in the least by a well-carried weapon or the well-executed use of that weapon.

    There is a scene in "Mr. & Mrs. Smith" toward the end where they are in the modern version of Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid's final gunfight, back to back, delivering an outbound hail of lead at their aggressors.

    Nothing feminine was lost there at all.

    A real man helps with the dishes.

    A real woman helps shoot the bad guys.
     
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