Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Warrior Princesses

I have a question for all you fellas out there.

I was reading a book yesterday and came across this sentence: No respectable knight would try to rescue a princess who was wearing armor. (Or something to that effect.)

Mom has told me that I have probably scared some guys away with all my talk of guns, knives, helping butcher animals, all the tom-boyish stuff. I have even had friends, male and female, tell me that I can be a little scary. They were partly joking. On my last vacation, my older brother & I were going to do a little shooting, but the nephews were asleep, so we practiced throwing his machete.
Flanders - That black blur in the center is the machete.
My uncle told me last time I saw him that I was always one of the toughest kids he knew. Part of that was feeling I had to keep up with the guys when we were working on the farm (I didn't do a whole lot, other than the sheep) and so I would do more. I have a tendency to be a workaholic and have burned out 3 or 4 times in the past 6 or so years.
I guess what I'm trying to say is - is that true? Do men steer clear of women who are self-sufficient, independent and sometimes a wee bit scary?
By the way - I'm not trying to hook a man here. I just was wondering & thought I'd ask y'all.


tommy said...

No respectable knight would try to rescue a princess who was wearing armor.

Depends on the kind of armor actually. Full metal plate is very disturbing, but some of the nicer leather garments can be quite attractive.

Kat said...

I think there is someone for everyone and you shouldn't worry about changing anything in order to find that special person. I know there are some men who respect independent, self-sufficient, hard working women. You should be proud to be one :-)

Now the "sometimes a wee big scary" you may want to try keeping for special occasions :-)

LadyGunn said...

So, basically, save the leather & scariness for special occasions. Got it. :D

And Kat, I'm not planning on changing so I can find a man. I have already softened up a lot from how I used to be. I just wonder if I come on too strong & not lady-like enough. Or something like that...

LadyGunn said...

Oops - I meant come across, not on. I'm not the type to hit on guys.

Kat said...

I know what you meant, I wasn't trying to assume you were going to change. I just meant that you should be proud to be the kind of woman you are. I don't think you come across too strong at all :-)

You do have your guns, knives, horses, etc. But you also have your dresses, heels, jewelry, makeup. I think you are the most well rounded woman :-)