how to deal with such women as my mom and my sis, who often like to say:
"don't forget that I'm a woman first" ?
Not on the mat they aren't. On the mat they
need to not forget that they are aikidoka
first. Aikidoka of a certain rank and ability, and with a responsibility to improve themselves by challenging themselves, doing what they thought they couldn't, and with the responsibility to help their partner train safely and productively.