I’m a bit agitated right now due to this article posted by The Telegraph: Women’s judo: it’s disturbing to watch these girls beat each other up
In this article, he compares what these Olympic athletes are doing to a drunken bar brawl. Sadly, I’m not kidding.
I felt rather as I would if I’d bumped into two drunken women bashing ten bells out of each other outside a Yates Wine Lodge on a Friday night – a bit unsettled.
So a martial art that requires discipline, doesn’t allow kicks or punches, is practiced by children around the world, positively impacts one’s mind and body, and these women have been practicing for years. Compared to two trashy women who spent all night drinking and are now throwing punches because some slut slept with her man?
Then he goes on to say:
I couldn’t help wondering about their soft limbs battered black and blue with bruises. Would it bother me to see one of my own daughters savagely attacking another woman on a judo mat for people’s entertainment?
I’m sorry, what? Soft limbs? Savagely attacking? THIS IS AN OLYMPIC SPORT.
They both showed pure, naked, fierce, animalistic aggression of a sort that one doesn’t naturally associate with women – or girls for that matter.
Sadly, this article brought out the pure, naked, fierce, animalistic aggression in me.
In related news – did you know that this year was the first year Saudi Arabia has included women? It’s because KSA was going to be completely barred from entering the Olympics if they didn’t allow some women, so they reluctantly allowed two. Most Olympic judo competitors are black belts, but Wojdan Shaherkani was an 18 year old judo blue belt in her very first competition. She lost in 82 seconds, but it’s still a victory for women from the KSA.
Many Saudis were still outraged by this girl being allowed to compete, although she wore a modified hijab. Why? Because she dishonored herself by competing in front of men. I wonder if the Editor of The Telegraph agrees with those men. Perhaps he wants to keep them safe and protected and make sure they all take their knitting and baking classes and to stop talking back now. Tha menfolks gotta protect the wimminfolks!
I’m seriously disgusted. I created the tag “Grrr” just for this post. This kind of backward thinking prevents men from letting their daughters do BJJ, and even prevents some men from grappling with women. I don’t care if it disturbs you – BJJ is my life, my hobby, and my passion. I also like weight lifting, but I suppose I’m too dainty to lift a barbell. Ugh. Your thoughts?