Discussion in 'Boxing' started by DragonDude, Apr 16, 2005.
Good or Bad Idea?
And what do people think of the fighers ' Lucia Rijker, Lalia Ali, etc?
What on earth do you mean, good or bad idea? that's like saying women's volleyball, good or bad idea? Of course it's a good idea. If you like to fight, fight. If you don't, don't. Watching lighter weight people fight is way more fun than watching heavyweights, they tear into each other way more.
Totally agree there's absolutely nothing wrong with women wanting to box.
It's certainly not something I would try and discourage women from doing if they wanted to.
Specially if they box.
I agree women should have that option. Unfortunately in the state on New South Wales in Australia it is illegal for women to participate in public boxing matches, although thet can box in gyms. A professional boxer Holley Ferneley contested this in court on the basis that it was discrimination but the case was lost. It certainly seems like discrimination to me. FYI - the link to the case is
Wow, who new? I guess this question is more pertinent than I thought
Odd Question, I say, "Whatever floats yer boat" "Whatever trips yer trigger"
Whatever tickles your pickle.
There are two young girls who train at the same boxing club as me; they put much more effort in that some of the lads there so I don't see how or why someone should think they shouldn't be allowed to compete if they so desired.
Looks like you folks in Australia have a lack luster government just like here in the US! Just listen to this drivel taken from that court case-
"Under this legislation, women will not be allowed to fight as boxers or kick boxers, amateur or professional. Part of the reason is that the spectacle of women attacking each other is simply not acceptable to a majority of people in our community. It may be said that people do not have to go along and watch such spectacles. However, the Government is unwilling to condone behaviour that is unacceptable by community standards. In addition, on the advice available to the government, it would appear that women are more at risk from this kind of sport than men. I have received advice from the State branch of the Australian Sports Medicine Federation which says, in part:
`Special risks for women appear to be associated with injury to the reproductive organs and, in particular, to a potential risk to an unborn foetus if a women were pregnant at the time of her involvement in a boxing match.' "
OK, that first part is just inane, but using boxing while pregnant as an excuse? If a woman is dumb enough to box while pregnant, she's not really smart enough to raise a child! On the damage to the reproductive organs bit, who says all women even want to have children? If they want to screw up their body it's their own choice. jeez...
Nobody seem bothered about damage to men, do they?
You're right, that's very unfair!
I'm curious about this part: "Part of the reason is that the spectacle of women attacking each other is simply not acceptable to a majority of people in our community".
Did they take a poll? What evidence do they have that supports this statement?
Good point Seikido! I think you could safely say a rather large portion of American society is in fact enamored by the "cat fight," so much so that we've coined that stupid term for it. Women fighting each other and men is all over tv, why is it okay when it's Pam Anderson doing it on VIP but not in real life?
Strangely enough because of a loophole in the law women can compete in Thai Boxing and other martial arts in NSW.
Yes Ghost Frog, it seems men are not considered to have reproductive organs.
I'm all for it. Some people say that women have no place in the Boxing Ring, but I think a womans place is just about anywhere she wants it. They can train and fight hard just like everyone else.
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Those laws sound like a vestige of former times. Sexist malarkey is the term used nowadays. If a woman wants to box, she shoud box. Why stop her?
Besides, women who box are hot. . And even if they weren't women boxing would still be cool. But they are hot
Nor, theres quite a lot of them that have probably released too much testosterone into their bodys and are now boobless and on the brink of manhood
Don't need testosterone to be energetic. Oestrogen does the trick very nicely thankyou. And boobs are mostly a body fat thing. Hence mine are large.
No your right you dont. But you tend to see women who participate in combat sports or anything similar having small boobs. Thought it would be the slight increase in testosterone with the aggressiveness needed etc.
you have large boobs?.....How you doing?
Just kidding BTW!
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