Tagged: 1920s

Quaint! Old Timey Self-Defense Videos

I’m not saying there aren’t some problematic implications of quaint-ifying violence against women, cutesy-upping women’s physical resistance, or infantalizing women and their struggle for freedom from harassment and violence. There are! But there’s also something important about the massive increase...

[Vid] Rough House Rosie (1927)

Clara Bow was the original It girl. It, meaning SEX IF YOU DIDN’T KNOW.  As the 20th century began martial arts and fighting began getting super popular among Western women and training in jiu jitsu, judo, and boxing became closely...