My dream of Burqa Ninjas...Japan's Deadly Female Ninja's...were created from necessity!

jomarieb.earth
Posted August 22, 2021 from United States
Ninja Certification-AT Press and Walking the Path of Kunoichi-Yamato Magazine (1/1)

It's time to show examples that women have strength and ability to dominate, overtake and master fate. Women warriors really did and do exist!

How different the history of Japan would be today if the Ninja society was never a part of their history. And make no mistake, there were plenty of women operatives since 12th century Japan. And still, today, by tradition, there is still a school for Ninja Certification. 

Women were trained and moulded into the ultimate expression of death, highly skilled in stealth, and quiet assassination.  They were known as Kunoichi, a term that’s evolved to mean "female ninja" in the modern day. So, what is the history of these mysterious figures and how did they function within Japanese society?  They spent time in enemy houses, reported secrets and undermined rival houses by any means necessary.  Kunoichi could use their gender to their advantage because women were underestimated as warriors. This made it easier for them to get closer to their targets by posing as maids, geisha, servants and priestesses. In some cases, they were taken on as concubines and mistresses, giving them unparalleled access to all their marks.  

Kunoichi were used for spy missions, during times of great turbulence. Kunoichi fighting tactics were stealth based and relied on factors like the element of surprise and poison.  Like their male counterparts, kunoichi trained with a variety of weapons. Most knew how to use a sword, though female ninjas usually specialized in close hand-to-hand combat—which meant a preference for daggers, garrotes, poisons, and specialty items like bladed fans and claw-like finger extensions known as neko-te. Misdirection and deceit were all part of an average day.  The most popular weapon of choice for kunoichi were the neko-te, razor sharp metal claws attached to leather straps. Ranging between one to three inches, the claws could tear at a target’s skin. The neko-te could also be dipped in poison to cause a quicker death.

Just a thought or a foresight?  How close does this look like the burqa wearing population of women in the middle eastern countries?  The only difference is the mind. Can there be a movement brewing under the burqas? The newly oppressed women forced to wear burqas in Afghanistan are educated, tech savvy and breathed freely since birth, and some are also trained in Japanese martial arts. Necessity is always the mother of invention.  Never corner a wounded animal.  And history always repeats itself. Stay tuned. I have a feeling that one day the headlines could read "beware of the burqas!"  Just sayin'.

Credits: Yamato Magazine

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Laa'iqah SeedSower
Aug 23
Aug 23

Viva to the power of women!
As a Muslim woman who chooses to wear the burqa, amid judgement and stares, I am deeply touched when women are forced to wear anything, do anything, be anyone that she does not choose.
This made me hopeful about what could be brewing under the veils of stifled women.
Thank you for writing this!

jomarieb.earth
Aug 23
Aug 23

Hello my Sister!!!
I thank you for understanding and standing by the dreams that are brewing under the veils and burqas of stifled women. You are a queen who has the choice to don your regal attire with the meaning and love that it should radiate as a woman of Islam. And bravo to you my sister to understand when law is forced on a woman unjustly. Our sisters in Afghanistan will persevere. I dream my post for the strength of their minds, the cleverness they posses, and the choices they will have again one day.
Massive Hugs...JoMarie

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Tamarack Verrall
Aug 23
Aug 23

Dear JoMarie,
This message from you is full of hope, full of the reminder of how strong women are, how we continue to rise together no matter what forces are used against us. Our hearts are strongly with our sisters in Afghanistan who are in the midst of such a fierce, cruel and deadly backlash. Some good news from 2 days ago: A brilliant tech team of girls has planned and succeeded in an escape. https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-58286398. The percentage of women in Government in Afghanistan was 28%, same percentage as Canada. May we globally find ways to support freedom and safety for all of the women and girls of Afghanistan. I so agree, we need to bring forward the stories of strong women that our herstorians have been documenting for us. The times and places throughout the world in which women were and are respected leaders, information hidden from us to make us believe that men have always ruled.

jomarieb.earth
Aug 23
Aug 23

Dearest Tam,
You are amazing! I love the link you posted. It is a wonderful and joyous celebration! I so admire these young women. They speak volumes for their generation. And their mothers and grandmothers I'm sure are beaming with pride. Thank you so much. I needed some good news! I love this..."Last year, the team turned its focus on Covid-19 patients by making low-cost ventilators out of car parts." Wow! So Brilliant. And yes, herstory should not be lurking in the dark cracks and hidden shadows of history. We must shed light on our strengths and victories!
Massive hugs...JoMarie

Tamarack Verrall
Aug 23
Aug 23

Massive hugs back.

jomarieb.earth
Aug 23
Aug 23

https://www.worldpulse.com/community/users/jomariebearth/posts/100772 And I credited you at the end of the post. XOXO!