In honor of Women's History Month, I'm going to be posting a few selections from 1001 Things Everyone Should Know about Women's History, by Constance Jones. Here are some rules followed by female cattle drivers and ranchers in the old Wild West:
1. Strange men will do to shoot.
2. Shoot first, ask questions later.
3. If you shoot a man in the back, he rarely returns fire.
4. Scare a man to death even if you do not intend to kill him.
5. If a man needs killing, do it.
Sounds like sound advice even today! Just kidding :) But I'm glad that the Women of the West had their own set of guidlines to protect themselves. I'll come up with something equally as interesting for tomorrow.