posted on Jan, 22 2009 @ 04:49 PM
MY kind of women!!
I've been teaching my granddaughter all of the old ways she can absorb. She's had her own set of throwing knives since she was six, can shoot a bow,
use a quarterstaff, make and use a bolo, and I wouldn't recommend challenging her with any sort of edge weapon: you'll likely lose, and if you
irritate her in the process, lose painfully. I'd advise against arguing with her, too, unless your facts are solid and your conclusions valid, or
you'll lose even more painfully: she's very smart and very tough-minded.
She knows how to read a trail, how not to get lost even in strange territory, and how to be invisible. I haven't had the opportunity to take her
hunting yet, but we hike frequently; she knows how to rockclimb and can read the land pretty well.
Yet she' a lady and a "girlie" girl when it comes to clothes, makeup, etc.
Among my people we've always thought the best way to keep our women and children safe was/is to make them as strong, as knowledgeable, as
self-sufficient as possible, and able to fight like an enraged bear at need. It has the side bennie of making spousal abuse pretty unheard of where
the old ways are followed.
I grew up among women who were skilled, tough, and very capable: personally, I like 'em that way.