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Old 01-31-2005, 01:41 PM   #19
Mary Eastland
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Dojo: Berkshire Hills Aikido
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Re: Women and Everybody Else in Aikido

Thank you for an interesting article.

We are an independant orginazation with a high percentage of women. 80%. We used to belong to an organization where sexism and objectifacation (sp?) of women was commen. Women were regurlarly rejected for uke during testing for their own "protection". When my teacher announced we were leaving the oganization we lost three men.....the women were all estatic that we would no longer be going to camps.

Our new orginazation is very respectful of the indivudual. We believe anyone can train....with respect and patience.

Mary Eastland
Berkshire Hills Aikido
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