Re: [SCA Newcomers] Garb question
- There are some who are attracted to the SCA and medieval studies partially
because of the traditional gender roles. (Ahem, maybe not that many...)
Sorry. I just really enjoy sitting at my loom and singing chansons de
toile. Also, it's a good thing I don't fight; I don't need a sword. I'm
scary enough as it is with a cane. :)
> On Wednesday 15 March 2006 18:39, bronwynmgn@... wrote:Pax Christi,
> > Pretty
> > much throughout the SCA period, at least in the Western Â European
> cultures I'm
> > most familiar with, women had quite a few more career Â avenues
> available than
> > choosing between being a wife and mother or a nun.
> In addition to what Brangwayna has said, I should also mention that in
> the SCA
> we create the *current middle ages*, not the *historical middle ages*. In
> short terms, that means when it comes to things like gender roles, we do
> middle ages as we wish they had been." So I can (and do) sew and
> cook, and
> many women can (and do) fight and make armor and so on. It's great that
> *are* historical precedents for things like this, as Brangwayna cites,
> but also
> it's great that in the SCA you can participate in any activity you wish
> having to prove that your gender could have done so in period.
> Again, not to disagree with what Brangwayna said about the historical
> just adding the SCA-specific spin as an extra bit of info. :-)
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- On Monday 10 April 2006 22:49, Sydney Walker Freedman wrote:
> There are some who are attracted to the SCA and medieval studies partiallyAnd that's okay, too. Just because you *can* cross traditional gender roles
> because of the traditional gender roles.
doesn't mean that you *must*. :-)
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