Rogue Legends Series Extras: The Strongwomen / 8k

Rogue Legends Series Extras: The Strongwomen / 8k


[music] There were several other early strongwomen one of those was Athleta. And Athleta was Belgian. But she also was a woman who sold her beauty and her strength. And so I think, maybe, Sandwina took some inspiration from that. I don’t think she was the strongest strongwoman. I think Minerva was much stronger than she was, who worked just a little bit ahead of her. But Minerva was not appealing in the same way that Katie was. When you look at Katie Sandwina, or Minerva, or some of those other women from the past, who were exceptionally strong, you’ll find they were strong when they were young women. Sometimes they were a combination of trapeze artists and they did certain strength feats. Like bending horse shoes or doing the chair lift where you grab it by the back in your teeth, and someone sits in the chair. And of course it looks like you’re holding up the whole chair but a lot of the weight is because the legs of the chair are on your thighs. There was a lot of this kind of thing before Katie she was definitely not the first. But she’s a legendary figure and I think she’s the legendary figure that most of us, in our modern world, most identify with because she was very, very strong. She was regarded as a sort of physical model for what women should be, and that was actually said. Bernard McFadden wrote about her in Physical Culture as here’s a woman we should all look to. And I think that’s what we’re drawn to. You know, this idea that you can have great strength and you can sort of allow your body to fulfill its natural limits and be proud of that.

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