MMA women in Asia breaking down barriers.

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MMA women in Asia breaking down barriers.

Postby CEOCambodiaNews » Wed Jan 25, 2017 1:21 pm

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Wed, 25 January 2017

Over the past nine years, women’s mixed martial arts (MMA) has risen from relative obscurity to the current heights many could not fathom in such a short space of time.
The once male-dominated sport has been infiltrated by women equipped with equal prowess to engage in high-testosterone action, at times even with more gusto than their male counterparts, and women are finally gracing the biggest stages of the MMA world.
While the unenthusiastic reception of women’s participation in combat sports has totally diminished in the western half of the globe, as witnessed by the megastardom of Ronda Rousey in UFC, the eastern hemisphere has not wholly embraced it.

Religious conservatism and cultural practices help hinder the full acceptance of women’s MMA in Asia, but ONE women’s champion Angela Lee is leading the way in breaking social and gender barriers...
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[Cambodian woman MMA fighter] Vy Srey Khouch believes that women have an important role to play in growing the sport of MMA in Asia: “Men and women should be looked at as on an equal platform in MMA. If men can do wonders, women can do the same.
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Srey Khouch will have the chance to further cement her billing as one of the up-and-coming women’s MMA competitors in Asia on February 10 as the huge task of handling Malaysian MMA superstar Ann Osman awaits her.
Both women are set to square off against each other on the main card of ONE: Throne of Tigers, which takes place at the 12,000-capacity Stadium Negara in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Srey Khouch believes that her three-round cage encounter with Osman will be beneficial in making women’s MMA acceptable in Asia...
ImageAnn "Athena" Osman. FB page.
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Re: MMA women in Asia breaking down barriers.

Postby Username Taken » Wed Jan 25, 2017 6:01 pm

"Men and women should be looked at as on an equal platform in MMA. If men can do wonders, women can do the same."

The beginning of the end. Next stage is burning the bras. Hair under the arms. etc.

There are at least a couple of posters here that have stated that they prefer Khmer (or Asian) women because they are still feminine, unlike western women.
... give 'em a quick, short, sharp shock ...

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Re: MMA women in Asia breaking down barriers.

Postby taabarang » Wed Jan 25, 2017 8:41 pm

"There are at least a couple of posters here that have stated that they prefer Khmer (or Asian) women because they are still feminine, unlike western women."

I was one pf those voices. To me to be feminine means to enjoy being a woman; it doesn't mean weak or meek. Mostly I enjoy people who are living their life to the fullest. Those fearful stereotypes you listed are a potential barrier to self fulfilment. And a bit disappointedly old fashioned. So if you want a world full of Barbie Dolls keep them in the kitchen and don't let them vote.
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Postby John Bingham » Wed Jan 25, 2017 9:18 pm

There's nothing so feminine as a local woman who has been riled.
Said nobody ever.
Enough of the tired clichés.
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Re: MMA women in Asia breaking down barriers.

Postby taabarang » Fri Jan 27, 2017 7:16 pm

"There's nothing so feminine as a local woman who has been riled.
Said nobody ever.
Enough of the tired clichés."

A generalization is exactly that; it doesn't cover all situations. Maybe it is a cliche for you, but for me the daily discovery of charming Khmer women is refreshing compared to the dreary companionship of Western women and men I meet here. To each his own god. Oh shit that's a cliche too. But if it fits wear it.
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