Mike Sigman wrote:
The problem, as I see it, is that although women don't have to defeat men in a fist-fight, there is still a certain amount of athleticism involved. It's sort of like tennis or some other sort of athletics... while great strength, etc., is not demanded, athleticism still plays a role. That's the factor that works against the smaller, less-athletic males and the women.... *statistically*.
Now do you have a source for this one?
Can't you just acknowledge that there is some sexism in Aikido? Would it hurt? And aren't you being just a wee bit general...saying 'the women"?
It has nothing to do with athleticism...I am a very good athelete as are most of the women in our dojo....
Before Title 9 very little money was spent on girl's athletics....now that more money is being spent more women are becoming great athletes.