Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by pax, Mar 2, 2007.
I voted "no". I think it is neither feminie nor masculine - it is human, and it is intelligent.
Kind of a dumb question really, no offence, but is it anything to be prepared to defend yourself except being prepared to defend yourself?
My sentiments exactly.
Follow up for those who will, please: do you think that being able to protect herself makes a woman less feminine?
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.
She'll also empty a Glock 19 into anyone that tries to attack or rape her without missing once.
One can be both.
Oops! I meant "YES" but accidently hit "No"
Really, I don't see as it has anything to do with it.
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.
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.
i don't see how.........
being ready to defend you or your loved ones is feminine.
I love her for that... amongst other things.
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.
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...
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?
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.
Absolutely not. It's not like having the facilities to defend oneself all of a sudden strips a woman of her femininity.
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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