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Fight Girls

On Oxygen cable channel--

Watching girls kickbox.  A few years ago seeing girls or women boxing fighting kicking in the ring made me wince, perhaps from embarrassment or something, I dunno.

Now I'm enjoying it like any other sport.


What changed?
Permalink Send private email sharkfish 
July 31st, 2007 10:21pm
You got old and flabby?  You're probably sitting around in a dirty undershirt, drinking a beer, with flies buzzing around a crappy old fan yelling "clobber da bum!"
Permalink Send private email Ward 
July 31st, 2007 10:28pm
I've been told some of us see our reflection in all things.
Permalink Send private email sharkfish 
July 31st, 2007 10:35pm
Maybe you just finally grew a pair.
Permalink Michael B 
July 31st, 2007 11:55pm
Maybe you've become jaded enough (or horny enough) that you're able to overlook the barbarity of having women fight each other, because the women involved are really buff and move like panthers.
Permalink SaveTheHubble 
August 1st, 2007 8:14am
> overlook the barbarity of having women fight each other

And men fighting is less barbaric?
Permalink son of parnas 
August 1st, 2007 10:48am
yes, we're worth less.
Permalink heartsheep 
August 1st, 2007 11:19am
Good point, SoP.

I guess it's necessary for men to fight nature.  Fighting each other does seem barbaric -- especially as an entertainment for spectators.

And I do feel that putting women in that position is even MORE barbaric, yes.  Why I feel that way has all kinds of societal role prescriptions over it.  The most basic being that women (and children) should be sheltered from violence if at all possible, certainly not thrust into the middle of it as participants in a violent spectator sport.
Permalink SaveTheHubble 
August 1st, 2007 11:37am
it's only barbaric if it causes the women to lose their third trimester pregnancies. paunch-punching is so gauche.
Permalink heartsheep 
August 1st, 2007 11:45am
I like it in movies, when a "bad person" gets the deserving. Fills me with optimism. :)

Martial arts competitions are good to watch, gender does not matter, only skill.

I agree that women and children should be sheltered from violence, but just in case someone doesn't play by the rules, women sould be able to defend themselves.
Permalink Blue Caterpillar 
August 1st, 2007 2:10pm
Heh. Kill Bill.  Good girl fights.
Permalink Send private email sharkfish 
August 1st, 2007 2:26pm
Odd you said that. I think maybe my brain prescanned the bottom post because when STH said 'sheltered from violence' I immediately saw Uma Thurman pulling that chick's eye out and stepping on it.
Permalink Send private email JoC 
August 1st, 2007 3:48pm
"I immediately saw Uma Thurman pulling that chick's eye out and stepping on it."

Didn't they add the squish sound to the effect?  Lovely.

I really enjoyed the fight scenes in that Hilary Swank movie, too.
Permalink Send private email sharkfish 
August 1st, 2007 4:22pm

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