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Comment author: NancyLebovitz 01 July 2010 01:09:14PM 3 points [-]

The Armored Rose is about SCA fighting for women, and describes typical physical and psychological differences between men and women.

They aren't trivial-- for example, men and women typically (though not universally) have joints at slightly different angles-- this affects the efficient use of strength-- and women typically amp up their adrenalin more slowly, so psychological methods which depend on fast access to adrenalin are unlikely to work for them.

To judge by the enthusiastic amazon reviews, there's quite a bit on the psychological side that I didn't notice on the first reading, though I have no idea whether being uncomfortable with explicit zero-sum competition is innate or trained in.