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Discussion in 'The Library' started by aquist, Feb 19, 2005.

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    War Games, Jenny Thompson. a look at the world of 20th century war reenactment . this book written by a female with a PhD in American studies examines the phenomena of ww2 reenactement as well as ww1 and Korea etc. even viet nam reenactments are examined. its good . I liked it a lot, and she was herself a reenactor. when it first came out there were negative comments by reenactors who only read the jacket and the reviews . there is one comment by a critic calling reenactors a strange group of self loathing people. Jenny does examine the arguments that develope about hit calling farbiness etc, she even got her feelings hurt by jerky guys who exclude her because she is a woman. all in all its a good read, especially if you are considering taking the plunge and joining up.
     
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    Yeah - I was talking to a female Medival re-enactor, who said that sometimes she gets interesting reactions from male re-enactors. She often finds that they will gang up on her on the battlefield and give her a harder fight than they would a man. She invested in a heavier sword than is usual, because it delivers harder blows!
    Historical note - yes, plenty of women did don armour and wallop people with swords in Medieval battles!
     
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    vorurteil prejudice in our hobby

    the incident that hurt her feelings was when she was promised a ride in a unit half track and the CO told her plans had been changed because someone made a negative comment about the unit having females and the half track left empty except for one male non-member
     
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    Now that is just ridiculous. :angry:
    Some people! :evil: :bang:
     
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    vorurteil

    the excuse the CO gave was a blatant lie and she had to find out later that he took this action to pacify male chauvinists comments. when she confronted him about it he just waffled out some inane excuse to cover up his tracks. needless to say that after this things just werent ever the same. On that note if someone thinks I ain good enough I would prefer being confronted directly not lied to
     

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