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I went to the Renaissance faire dressed as a warrior. I had a real sword with me, too. I was standing (in character) next to a sword-fighting ring, where kids of all ages got the chance to pick up a sword and challenge the champion. Some woman walks by, with her little girl. The girl starts walking towards the ring, saying she wants to fight. But the mom pulled her away hella sharply, and was like, “That’s for boys.” You don’t want to be a BOY, do you?” And the girl looked around and saw me. I think she thought I was a boy; I had my hair in a ponytail, and was wearing a hood. So she comes up to me and asks me, “Do you think girls can be fighters, too?” And her mom looks like she’s silently gloating. Like she thinks I’m going to say no. So I take off my hood, untie my hair so that it flows freely, and kneel before her. And I’m like, “Milady, anyone can be a fighter.” I swear, the look on that mother’s face made my day.
"It’s death by a thousand cuts. Every day you’re faced with some comment, some snide remark, some inability to get a name on a research paper. And with an accumulation of those experiences, women tend to walk with their feet."
These are real suits of armor from 16th century Denmark.
This straight-up Dark Souls style of armor was actually used 400 years ago in actual combat with actual people.
A number of human beings died under the stroke of that gargantuan, serrated sword, all so that the present could exist.
Our great ancestors baffle me.
((Back in that time period, there was an awful lot of small nations stuck in squabbles and brutal battles. This is what results – better ways for us to kill each other.
And egad, if it ain’t glorious.))
With how big the handle is on that sword you could actually swing it around really fast and maneuver it quite easily.
how about that last gif though