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Once again procrastinating (I’m a past master at this) I found an article about a 17 year old girl who used her marching band baton to knock the shit out of two men who tried to mug her.

After reading so often about women and young girls being victimized–either individually or by society at large–this made me cheer. Literally.

Whomever you are, you go, young woman!



  • Oh, way to go, honey. I’ve got my kids in taekwondo with me, but maybe they should join the band, too.

    Did you here about this one?


  • Throwmearope
    April 30
    7:21 pm

    My kids have all done marching band and they are not wimps.


  • Karla
    April 30
    10:07 pm

    One of my friends told me about a sorority sister of hers in college. The woman in question has cerebral palsy and uses a wheelchair, with removable armrests. When a would-be mugger went after her, she removed her armrest and chased him off.


  • WAYYYYY back when I was in high school, our dance team carried batons whenever we did a parade. We did not twirl them–only the majorettes did that. We used them as weapons from the drunks. (Not the ones in the crowd, either, but the ones who dressed up like pirates and were in charge of the parade…but were all doctors, lawyers, etc. who’d get stoned out of their minds and grope all the girls…if you let them.)

    We didn’t let them.

    Good for this girl!!!


  • Renda
    May 1
    2:10 am

    In college we had a chain link fence behind the dorms that separated us from the townies.
    One night we heard screaming and yelling in the parking lot. We all flooded out of the dorm and found one of the girls from the track team standing on our side of the fence laughing and yelling, holding up a class ring.
    Someone had jumped her in the parking lot, grabbed her purse and ran back to the fence to get to the other side. She was little bitty, but she was fast enough/strong enough that she was able to drag him back off the fence, then he got away, then she reached up and pulled his class ring off his finger and also got her purse back. Police picked him up within the hour thanks to his initials engraved on the inside of the ring.


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