Female Heroes in Movies Are Dumb
|Man with Zweihander|
What's worse is, what message does this send to idiot chicks who think this is reality. And, if you think I am joking around, let me tell you a story.
A chick came to my apartment once, when I was living with two other guys, and she proceeded to manhandle my roommate. My roommate, being Latino, felt it his duty to allow her to thrash, not only, him, but our entire living room. She proceeded to body slam him into shelves, desks, books and the t.v. Well, I being the Capricorn and believer in equality that I am, grabbed her with 2 fingers, by the scruff of her neck and literally tossed her out of our apartment. I then grabbed the two 90 lb guys that came in with her and told all of them, that they would never set foot in the apartment, as long as I lived there, ever again. I think closed and locked the front door; told my roommates to clean up the front room; and went to bed. I forgot to mention, I was completely naked except for a blanket I was holding around me with one hand, so this all took place with me doing this one-handed.
So let's get back to these movies. The person watching a movie is expected to identify with the hero of a story, somehow. When it is a man, male viewers put themselves in the place of the hero, and women put themselves in the place of the damsel in distress. When it is a female... noone identifies with her. To this day, men still want to be heroes and women still want their knight in shining armor to come save them.
Guards could be plain or ornate, while hilts usually ended with heart or pear shaped heavy pommels. Occasionally a blunted portion of the forte, the ricasso or Fehlschärfe (meaning “missing sharpness”) at the base of the blade allowed a hand to be placed below the lower guard to “shorten the grip” and make the handle like a polearm. This allowed the user to crudely repel a cavalry charge. The swords have hilt-mounted side-rings and enlarged cross-guards of up to 35 cm (14 in) across. Along the blade, some 10–20 cm (4–8 in) from the upper guard, Parierhaken (“parrying hooks”) shaped like lugs or flanges acted as a guard for the ricasso to prevent other weapons from sliding down the blade. - wikipediaLet's see how a real man used the two handed sword:
Perhaps the best known user of a Zweihänder was Pier Gerlofs Donia who is reputed to have wielded it with such skill, strength and efficiency that he managed to behead multiple people with it in a single blow. The Zweihänder ascribed to him is, as of 2008, on display in the Frisian museum. It has a length of 213 cm (84 in) and a weight of about 6.6 kg (14½ lb). - wikipediaSo, a man used a 7 foot sword that weighed 14 1/2 pounds. Excluding a few freaks of nature, for the most part, women cannot even hold that sword, even today's much larger woman. Remember we are talking about humans that lived about 400 years ago, and they were not 5'8. The women definitely weren't.
|The Zweihander was Monstrous|
So, what is hollywood trying to push when it makes women wield two handed swords, slide down banisters and kill 30 men? Well, the answer is simple. It's a male fantasy porno. Mind, you, it's not mine. I don't do porno.
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