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Female fighters? Naaahh...

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  • lynnx@enteract.com
    Well except maybe the fistful of names dropped on this page: http://www.towashima.f9.co.uk/samhistory/femalesam.htm Also i ve seen it mentioned that samurai
    Message 1 of 2 , Dec 30, 2000
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      Well except maybe the fistful of names dropped on this page:

      http://www.towashima.f9.co.uk/samhistory/femalesam.htm

      Also i've seen it mentioned that samurai made it a point to
      try real hard to grow mustaches (at some point anyhow).
      This was so they were killed in battle, the enemy wouldn't
      throw their heads away thinking they might be "just" women.

      This suggests that the practice was common enough to
      influence men's grooming habits!

      You Go Girl!!

      fwiw
      s.e.
    • Anthony J. Bryant
      ... Erm, well, no. Mustaches were just standard wear. Nothing to do with being mistaken for women. Effingham
      Message 2 of 2 , Jan 2, 2001
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        lynnx@... wrote:

        > Well except maybe the fistful of names dropped on this page:
        >
        > http://www.towashima.f9.co.uk/samhistory/femalesam.htm
        >
        > Also i've seen it mentioned that samurai made it a point to
        > try real hard to grow mustaches (at some point anyhow).
        > This was so they were killed in battle, the enemy wouldn't
        > throw their heads away thinking they might be "just" women.

        Erm, well, no.

        Mustaches were just standard wear. Nothing to do with being mistaken for
        women.


        Effingham
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