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Author Topic: Mashers and Robbers, Beware of the Deadly Hatpin  (Read 278 times)
RJBowman
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« on: September 21, 2019, 03:41:01 pm »

Something to consider when you are creating a female character or costume:

https://curiosity.com/topics/heres-why-men-feared-a-woman-with-a-hatpin-in-the-early-1900s-curiosity?utm_source=social&utm_medium=atlasobscura&utm_campaign=partner&fbclid=IwAR3GgRsDuj89ChSSo8eH71W3e_0_0WHzJig1-tc6VQd73stL_u22aaiDaHs
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Banfili
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« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2019, 01:55:13 am »

Something to consider when you are creating a female character or costume

Especially in a front on defence - who would want a hatpin through the eye!
Walking sticks are handy, too - especially the European style ( which I use most of the time), because the slightly rounded pointy end that faces to the front can play havoc with the knee joints!
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Cora Courcelle
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« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2019, 02:27:41 pm »

Something to consider when you are creating a female character or costume

Especially in a front on defence - who would want a hatpin through the eye!
Walking sticks are handy, too - especially the European style ( which I use most of the time), because the slightly rounded pointy end that faces to the front can play havoc with the knee joints!

My father had a walking stick with a pointed end, obviously intended for 'rough' walking, (as he relied on it for support he put a rubber ferrule on it to prevent it slipping on normal pavement).  Bet that would make any would be assailants hop if you put it on the top of their foot and leant on it ….
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Banfili
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« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2019, 03:11:05 pm »

Something to consider when you are creating a female character or costume

Especially in a front on defence - who would want a hatpin through the eye!
Walking sticks are handy, too - especially the European style ( which I use most of the time), because the slightly rounded pointy end that faces to the front can play havoc with the knee joints!

My father had a walking stick with a pointed end, obviously intended for 'rough' walking, (as he relied on it for support he put a rubber ferrule on it to prevent it slipping on normal pavement).  Bet that would make any would be assailants hop if you put it on the top of their foot and leant on it ….

My dad said a girl should know how to defend herself, so he taught me how. He had done a commando survival course in India during WWII. He said to forget the subtleties - ye can't afford to be squeamish when ye are defending y'rself! The moves stay in y'r muscle memory, like riding a bike or swimming, and all these years later I still know how to do some very nasty things! The walking stick is a help in that regard!
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