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Old 05-15-2008, 01:07 PM   #104
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Re: Starting an all-women's class

Jennifer Yabut wrote: View Post
I've had my share of getting hit on and bullying - and some of my male counterparts simply don't understand how...damaging...that crap can be to a woman's psyche. Especially when the offender in question is supposed to be a "teacher".
So the real core problem is that sometimes the men don't treat the women with respect.

Jennifer Yabut wrote: View Post
If I can do something to help more women feel comfortable training in a male-dominated environment, then what is the harm in that?
No harm at all, it just isn't fixing the core problem. After, the initial intro to aikido in the all femal classes they will still be fed into the main classes where the men still sometimes aren't treating the women with respect.


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