And then plunge that dagger deep into the back of his scull.
Originally posted by Seiko
My rather amateurish opinion would state that women would be the first to set up communes and defensible points, Women are not the helpless victims so often portrayed in the b rated post apocalyptic shows. They will come together faster then men if a serious need is shown. They will have a greater respect for, and a drive to reestablish laws and social customs.
Stability is the greatest motivator here.
I imagine a rather well fortified area with a sign stating "we don't need anymore men."
Women outnumber men, they always have, and unless the human race changes drastically, they always will. In a shtf scenario, men will become even more scarce.
...and yes a single woman in the "wild" is just as threatening to you as a single man. When survival is on the line, you can lay your sexist ideas at the door.
Originally posted by AmazonOfArtemis
Make no mistake, if SHTF, I would not be the pretty, friendly and sweet woman that people know me as.
As a woman or women surviving as a group, the initial priority after food, water and shelter would be to avoid dangerous situations involving men. A big priority would be to avoid rape and pregnancy at all costs, in a SHTF situation, during the initial years, raising a child would be not only extremely difficult when food is scarce etc, but also very dangerous, and you would become a much easier target.
So learning how to defend youself from rape would be VERY important for all single women to learn. Learn martial arts, learn how to use Sais, staffs, knives or sticks. Guns, swords etc are flashy and convenient for a limited time, but won't serve your purpose long term, unless you have a endless supply of bullets.
Archery is also a valuable skill, both for hunting and defense.
Now more than ever, women need to learn how to look after themselves and not rely on a man to 'protect' them. Women are very capable, strong, very wise and intuitive, traits which will help in a survival situation if used the right way. Women will form strong and protective communities, the larger the better. Loyalty and trust of each other would make a strong foundation for a lasting and successful tribe. An all women tribe would do incredibly well in a survival scenario, and should not be underestimated.
Killing is something I would never ever want to do (but I would in a second if it was a life or death situation) I would not hesitate to puncture your testicles, pop your eyeballs out or beat you senseless if the need arises during a SHTF scenario.
You have been warned LOLedit on 19-5-2011 by AmazonOfArtemis because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by dr_strangecraft
And that's where the trouble starts. Because they inevitably end up inviting men like .....
either Charlie Sheen or Justin Bieber.
Which is how society got the way it already is.edit on 19-5-2011 by dr_strangecraft because: Dr. S. doesn't know his sheens
Originally posted by StealthyKat
reply to post by Iseladore
Exactly. I would form my own group. Since women just are not as strong physically as men, I would have a "clan" I would allow selective men, but ONLY id they showed they could contribute and could be trusted. Mess up ONCE....that's it. I saw this not because I am trying to sound bad ass, but it is because of safety issues. Like I said, most men can overpower a women....so no trust, no men. Ok....I HAVE to say this.....My compound would be heavily "booby trapped"
Originally posted by StealthyKat
Ok....I HAVE to say this.....My compound would be heavily "booby trapped"
Originally posted by sweetliberty
You have the right idea! I would love to be a part of that. Btw, my nic is Annie Oakley (Favorite toy is a compound bow).