04-30-2020, 10:50 PM
Posted 2020-04-30 21:49:41 by Jun Akiyama
News URL: http://www.ruths-life.com/aikido/essay-off-the-line.html
Here is an article entitled “Moving Off the Line” (http://www.ruths-life.com/aikido/essay-off-the-line.html) from Ruth Peyser (6th dan, shidoin)—her account of what happened to her after she supported a petition “requesting that the governing body of the United States Aikido Federation (USAF) address issues of gender equality in the organization.”
From her article: “I’m trying to move on but it’s hard. It’s like losing a loved one. New York Aikikai was a major part of my life for four decades. A friend got my things from New York Aikikai, met me on the northwest corner of Union Square outside Petco and handed me a bag with my hakama, belt and kneepads. And then it was over.”
The initial petition and subsequent timeline may be found on Facebook here: Independent Coalition of USAF Women (https://www.facebook.com/ThoseStupidGirls/).
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