This manual was published in 1942 and the author was a policeman and soldier, yet according to this review, there’s not a whiff of patriarchy in its advice. The author seems to take it as a given that women might want to respond to male misbehavior with extreme force:
It frequently happens that you meet a person who is very proud of his gripping powers and takes great pleasure, when shaking hands, in gripping your hand with all his strength, apparently with the idea of convincing you that he is a real “he-man”.
It is a very simple matter for you to take the conceit out of him – place the point of your right thumb on the back of his hand between the thumb and index finger, as in Fig. 27A.
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