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Girls With Guns: 8 Facts About Mary Zeiss Stange

By    |   Thursday, 23 Jul 2015 11:17 PM

Mary Zeiss Stange is professor of women’s and religious studies at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York, and is also a noted huntress who owns and operates a bison ranch in Montana.

Here are eight interesting facts about Mary Zeiss Stange, who is recognized internationally as an expert on women and hunting, according to the Center for Humans and Nature.

1. Stange is the author of several books, including “Gun Women: Firearms and Feminism in Contemporary America,” which she co-authored with Carol K. Oyster, “Woman the Hunter,” “Heart Shots: Women Write about Hunting,” and “Hard Grass: Life on the Crazy Woman Bison Ranch.”

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2. She has won many awards, including the most prestigious Edwin R Moseley Faculty Lecturer Award at Skidmore College in 2004-2005, the Center for Humans and Nature said. This award acknowledges an outstanding excellence in academic achievement.

3. Stange’s primary teaching interests include Christianity, especially Christianity of the post enlightenment period. She holds a Ph.D. in religion. She teaches classes in feminist theories and methodologies, ecofeminism and global and transnational feminism, according to Skidmore College.

4. She believes that arming oneself for protection is a matter of choice, and equates it to another topic she strongly feels is a personal choice as well: abortion, according to an editorial she wrote in USA Today.

5. Although an avid hunter today, Stange did not grow up with guns or spend any time around firearms, however her childhood heroes were Annie Oakley and Dale Evans. One of her favorite television shows as a child was “Bonanza,” she wrote for The Center for Humans and Nature.

6. At one time, she felt that a vegetarian lifestyle was a moral life to lead, because she didn’t feel that she could take a life, even for meat, according to the Humans and Nature article.

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7. A family member once offered to take her shooting and she declined, fearing she actually might enjoy it.

8. She eventually met and married an avid hunter, and thus began a hobby of hunting herself.

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