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  •  Even a thin, small man is stronger than a healthy (0+ / 0-)

    woman.

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      But women are taught that men are stronger, that they can hurt you, that they will hurt you, that in any physical contest, the woman will lose. Which doesn't exactly empower us.  

      The other day, a Welsh pony colt I own reared up on me.

      I was standing in front of him. He just wanted to play, but his knee hit me right in the mouth.

      Now, you never, ever let a stud get the idea that it's okay to rear up at a human. This "little" guy weighed 600 lbs. A full grown stallion can weight 1000-1200 and can kill you with one blow of his hoof.  

      I have mentally conditioned myself to the idea that I must be herd leader, that I am the equivalent of a tough old alpha mare and I must demand respect, if only for my own safety.

      Bamm! For one second, I staggered back,dazed,  spitting blood and wondering if he loosened any of my teeth. Then I went for him. Roaring. Kicked him right in the belly.  He almost fell over backwards trying to get away from me.

      Had I not preconditioned myself to react that way, I'd probably stood there crying and dripping blood from my mouth for the few seconds that I had to condition him to never try that again. (You must react instantly or the animal will not make the connection.)

      Women are conditioned to never fight. :Even little men are too big and too strong."  I'm not sure this is a good idea,especially since rape is often the precursor to assault.

      I've tried to condition myself to go for the bastard's throat. And I do mean with my teeth. Punching him won't work. Tearing a big chunk of meat off him just might.  Let him scream and bleed.

      Freedom has two enemies: Those who want to control everyone around them...and those who feel no need to control themselves.

      by Sirenus on Wed Jan 16, 2013 at 08:02:46 AM PST

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