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Old 06-12-2015, 10:59 AM   #3
Join Date: Aug 2002
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Re: Trans Inclusive Aikido

The Girl Scouts of America made news and attracted conservative ire when they announced that any young person who identifies as a girl and is recognized as a girl by her family is welcome in the organization. It is by no means safe to assume that any organization is trans-inclusive.

Aikido is a Japanese art, and Japan is one of the most culturally homogenous nations on earth. Moreover, aikido dojos are made up of people, with all the same biases of people anywhere. It would be nice to believe that an aikido dojo is the "last place one would find discrimination," but I very much doubt that it's true.

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