Tuesday, July 23, 2013
"The girl who rides and shoots has taken the place of the girl who used to shriek and faint."
Shrieking and Shooting.
It is a comfort to realize when we hear people talking about "the good old times that used to be", that in some respects, at least, we show more common sense today. One instance is in our attitude toward women. There was a time when a woman was expected to shriek and faint in almost any emergency. It was even considered an attractive exhibition of dependence. Today we pardon lack of nerve and self-possession in a woman almost as little as in a man. The girl who rides and shoots has taken the place of the girl who used to shriek and faint. No small factor in bringing this welcome change about has been the campaign carried on by the J. Stevens Arms and Tool Company, Chicopee Falls, Mass., makers of the famous Stevens firearms who have introduced our girls to the healthy, upbuilding sport of outdoor shooting. The company has issued a catalog illustrating many varieties of lightweight rifles, shotguns and pistols which girls all over the country are using today. It contains much useful and interesting information on such points as the selection, care and testing of firearms, besides notes on ammunition, targets, etc. We understand this book of reference will be sent free to anyone sending four cents in stamps to cover postage.
[Hopkinsville Kentuckian, Hopkinsville, Kentucky, Thursday, April 26, 1906. Vol. XXVIII. No. 50. Pg. 2]