Tagged: 1930s

The Early History of New Zealand Women Police

And now an interlude to learn a bit about how women came to be police officers in New Zealand. As everything like this, it took a great deal of work on the part of women, work still being done today....

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...

[Vintage] Women Boxing on Roof, 1938

I’ve been searching for the context of this photo for awhile now since it’s been making its rounds on social media.  It’s definitely a cool shot, but I didn’t feel awesome sharing it without more information! From Rare Historical Photos:...

[Vintage] Girls Practicing Naginita 1935

Image from Old Photos of Japan. Japanese school girls practicing naginata (薙刀). Naginata is a pole weapon traditionally used by members of the samurai class. It consists of a wooden shaft with a curved blade on the end. In the modern martial...