To answer (I think it was) Lorien's question on the last page:
I've never run across a dojo where sexism is the rule, though certainly I've encountered the rogue a**hole chauvanists. But they generally aren't well liked anyway. But they are out there.
As I posted previously, I've seen a lot of looking for chauvanism where it isn't. I've also trained with women I couldn't stand, as they started the encounter with one of those up-and-down, raised-eyebrow stares, and then did anything but good solid waza to "prove" their superiority. I think it's a lot of that "queen bee" BS. Or fake feminism.
For me dealing with all sorts is a big reason for training. I wouldn't want to homogonize the dojo populations.
Last edited by sunny liberti : 03-21-2005 at 06:47 AM.