Today an older woman at church came up to me after the service and asked, "Do they let women fence sabre?"
It took me a minute to realize I was wearing my fencing club track jacket, with our club name and a picture of two stick figures bouting, so I very eloquently answered, "Huh?"
"Can women fence sabre in your club?" she repeated.
"Oh, yeah," I replied. "I mean, I fence foil, but we have a few female sabreists."
"That's good," she said. "When I fenced they only let the girls use point weapons."
I assured her that our girls did as much wild slashing as anyone, and she looked quite pleased.