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HerzMariae
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It's about protecting.
Ultraviolet
The gentleman just put his lady at the mercy of every purse-snatcher lurking in the doorways and alleys. Chivalry may not be dead, but street-smarts sure looks DOA. A savvy crook will grab the purse strap and then slam the young lady into her gentleman.

This will. 1.) loosen the lady's hold on her purse. 2.) knock the lady down creating 2a.) an immediate physical barrier preventing the gentleman…More
The gentleman just put his lady at the mercy of every purse-snatcher lurking in the doorways and alleys. Chivalry may not be dead, but street-smarts sure looks DOA. A savvy crook will grab the purse strap and then slam the young lady into her gentleman.

This will. 1.) loosen the lady's hold on her purse. 2.) knock the lady down creating 2a.) an immediate physical barrier preventing the gentleman from giving chase and 2b.) an overwhelming distraction since the gentleman will be more concerned with his lady than with her purse. 3.) if the crook is lucky, he'll knock the lady into the gentleman who will get knocked into the very traffic from which he's naively trying to shield his lady.

Conversely, thugs are more likely to pull women -into- doorways and especially alley ways.and her long hair provides a solid grip while her body simultaneously serves as a natural shield against her gentleman.

Sadly, both are still at equal risk if a car jumps the curb. Drivers who are THAT impaired or distracted tend to plow into everyone on the sidewalk.
Scapular
It is so the bloke gets run over, from before the days of foot paths.
salliperson
My dad taught me to practice this back in 1960.
Louis IX
Yep