Checkout this video on self defense for women in the 1940's
Women’s physical fitness of the mid-twentieth century wasn’t limited to the vibrating belt, and this “soundie” from 1947 proves that! “Judo Jymnastics” is a 3:07-minute black and white self-defense video showing a true champion taking on her attacker in heels!
Because this was just staged practice, this is very glamorous self-defense.
Hilarious don't you think?