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Old 8th Aug 2019, 09:47
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More women carrying knives

When I was young a great many ladies carried hatpins in their handbag, I think that more hatpins were used this way than in the hair.
I certainly knew a young lady that used hers to good results while travelling on the underground, in her particular case the ‘pinned’ man with a very red face got off the train but the pinging of her suspenders continued - wrong man!.
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Old 8th Aug 2019, 09:50
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FunFly, I had to read that twice 😀
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Old 8th Aug 2019, 16:11
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My old lady carrying a knife in her handbag? You're having a laugh; it takes her half an hour of rummaging just find her mobile......
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Old 8th Aug 2019, 17:17
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Young lady whose name I will never reveal ( actually called Rusty ) on the London underground in the rush hour is annoyed by a man pinging her suspenders.
Gets hatpin from handbag and drives it into the man by her who then turns a nasty shade of red and hurriedly gets off at the next stop.
However as soon as the train starts there is a resumption of the suspender twanging!
Wrong man?
In those days, 1950s, girls did wear suspenders which were available to twang if you were lucky, less lucky would result in a slap on the face or if you were really unlucky a hatpin in your buttocks!
Have to get offline now as the thoughts of suspenders if sending me a bit funny (if you know what I mean)
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Old 8th Aug 2019, 19:20
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Nothing to do with knives, but the suspender story reminded me of a similar tale I heard many years ago. Might be an urban myth but always makes me smile.

A woman was standing in a bus queue with her young son in tow. Suddenly, just in front of her, there was an almighty kerfuffle. A young woman had swung around and slapped the man just behind her, hard across his face. She screamed at him, “How dare you, you filthy pervert!” The man looked stunned and tried to say something but she wasn’t having it. A few other people decided to become involved and as the situation was deteriorating, the mother decided it would be prudent to leave and catch the later bus.

A while later, on the next bus on the way home, the little boy turned to mother and said, “Mummy, you know that lady who was cross with the man?”
”Yes darling.”
”Well, I was cross with her too. Do you know she stood on my new wellies and didn’t even say sorry. So, I put my hand up her skirt and pinched her really hard!”...
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Old 8th Aug 2019, 21:35
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Seems like old news to me. Thirty years ago women I knew were carrying their car keys in a clenched fist, the longest key(s) sticking out between the fingers. Drag that across an attacker's eyes and nose....

(There are arguments for and against that technique - but they are readily to hand, and will pass the airport X-ray exam.)

About the same time, I worked a late shift. One female coworker carried a contact electric stun-gun in her purse. Every night as she left for the parking lot, we heard her test it - "Tzzzzzzzztttt!"
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Old 9th Aug 2019, 08:44
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On female weapons, I saw a knuckle duster for sale. It was in the form of a goth clutch bag. As well as accommodating your fingers the outer portion was rough with ornamentation.

I don't know if that would pass security but it fitted my fist too. "Can I carry your bag dear?"
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Old 9th Aug 2019, 10:08
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Many women carry vicious weapons at their fingertips as I found out a few years ago - a colleague and I were putting up some display material and she accidentally raked my cheek quite lightly with her fingernails - blood was drawn amid profuse apologies and much laughter! I bore the evidence for several weeks!
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Old 9th Aug 2019, 17:44
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In the 90s, I lived in Houston. One day, on my way to the airport on a dark winter's evening, I had to stop at an office in Greenspoint Mall to pick up some documents, which I needed on my business trip. A secretary had stayed after-hours to give me the documents. As we were leaving the building and being fully aware of this area's reputation - it was known locally as Gunspoint Mall - I offered the lady a ride to her car, which she gratefully accepted. Once we were in my car, which was parked by the building entrance, I asked her where her car was. She pointed to a car that was about 30 yards away!

She assured me she would be OK once she was in her car, as she had a handgun in the glove box.
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Old 9th Aug 2019, 22:05
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Which of all of which is embarrassing for us men. My wife told me of several stories of creepy men. The worst being when some shit tried to drag her out of a group of her friends because she lagged behind.
I still get angry about that.
It's not amusing.
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Old 10th Aug 2019, 00:28
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One of the Supermarkets in my home town had a problem with Males of a certain ethnic group not Indigenous to Australia, hanging around outside the place at closing time and 'hassling' the Checkout Girls as they left to go home.

The local Police were informed and shortly thereafter the problem ceased. One of the Coppers is an acquaintance of mine and he quietly informed me that he and a few of his Colleagues went to visit some of the miscreants at their houses and ''had a word or two...''

Problem solved.
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Old 11th Aug 2019, 08:06
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My gf once told me that while she never had any physical attack other than groping/unwanted touching, she very often had situations where she would have wished that people, especially men, would be more interfering earlier. Correct other men earlier in the process. Actual assault usually doesn’t happen with a lot of witnesses around. But there is a build up before that - stalking a girl, not stopping talking to her, dominating her space, sitting next to her on the subway and clearly pesting her with unwanted flirt...these things happen before she is then followed to a dark bus stop, and they happen openly for us all to see. It seems that this phase is often ignored, maybe because we are culturally used to men „having to offer themselves“, so we kind of accept that women will be expected available in public. We may think of it as uncomfortable but a private matter between that woman and that man (or often: a group of men). When in fact it isn’t. Pesting a total stranger in public, in the club or whatever, should be much more alarming to us. Because honestly, if you do care you can easily spot that the shop assistant just going home from work all tired, is not enjoying that flirt monologue by some scumbag who invades her two seat row on the train.

I used to drive night cabs when in college, didn’t last long but I now feel embarrassed over how often I would see stuff like that either on the streets or in the cab itself, without acting.

Women are pested in public a lot, this is where every serious assault starts and we should all interfere at that stage a lot more. Instead of seeing it as some kind of unfortunate downside to being female - prolonged unwanted attention is not a private problem, it is an offense and a clear signal that here is a person who does not respect personal boundaries. A simple polite question if everything is ok, or just sitting in the neighbor row showing the guy he is being watched, could be all it takes. Our threshold for what a woman has to accept, and what kind of approaches guys can legitimately choose, is too high.
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Old 11th Aug 2019, 12:53
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Apparently one reason for young girls carrying knives is to save their boyfriends from arrest in a stop-and-search.
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Old 11th Aug 2019, 16:51
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Krautwald,I understand what you are saying,but may I repectfully suggest that the word you should be using is pester/pestering/pestered',rather than 'pest/pesting/pested'.
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Old 11th Aug 2019, 17:56
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I grew up looking at National Geographic magazines...

I was 15 before I figured out naked women dont carry spears...
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