I love how women look in gothic armour, seriously! I really wish @thepinupfarmer would start fighting again so we could have a reason to get her on the field in gothic harness!
When teaching history I explain what each sex typically did as work and leisure during the middle ages as that's important to understand, but I make sure that girls and boys know that today they can ignore those strict guidlines if they so choose. That's the beauty in what our ancestors fought for throughout history, freedom to be whatever they want to be if they work hard enough at it.
I also love explaining what was 'typical' in the middle ages and how often that was different to what is 'typical' today. Gothic armour is the perfect manifestation of that. Men weren't expected to be huge muscle bound beasts, they were often what we deam feminine shaped today. .
Regrann from @armurefemme - Here's a couple photos of Tatiana and Katharina wearing their suits of medieval armour. Tatiana's silver armour is made by Serhii and Katharina's black armour is made by Mykhailo. Kiyoka Kagawa (@milpochi ) has also worn the silver armour for fighting
Model & Armourer 1: @yankovska_tatiana & @serhii.hrihorenko
Model & Armourer 2: @katharinaroda & @mykhailo.korolyuk .