Here is a marvellous 1930s Jujitsu video where a woman (Miss May Whitley) throws a man (Mr Charles Cawkell from London’s Trocadero Restaurant) around a bit, then calmly takes out her compact and powders her face.
A very long time ago, the idea of women having serious careers seemed both amusing and titillating to society, and provided an excellent outlet for uniform fetishists and those who fantasised about powerful females. (It’s a good job we’ve moved beyond all that now, isn’t it… What, really? Still? For lesbians now? Oh. Right.) In 1902, a collection of French trading cards depicted “The Women of the Future”. Here are just a few, nabbed from io9.com: