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Not happy about this.

Nicola Adams from Britain has just bagged the first female Olympic Gold medal in boxing, an achievement described as “historic” by the BBC. Close behind was Katie Taylor from Ireland who won Gold in her weight category. At around the same time, Jade Jones from Wales was defeating the top seed to win a place in the taekwondo final, by way of kicking her in the head alot.

Congratulations to them all, but they shouldn’t be there. Women are made for loving, pupping and nurturing, not fighting.

Yeah, I know, how dreadfully sexist and all that. Well if it’s sexist to regard the sight of young women battering each other as distasteful and nothing to cheer, that’ll be me.

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48 thoughts on “WOMEN SHOULDN’T BE FIGHTING

  1. Well if it’s sexist to regard the sight of young women battering each other as distasteful and nothing to cheer, that’ll be me.

    You’d better not go to a British town centre at night, then.

  2. In Coronation Street the mechanic Tyrone, was getting a hiding off his missus. Go Katie!

  3. Unfortunately, ‘Sir Arthur’ has hit (if you would excuse the pun) the nail on the head.

    I am alongside David in echoing a distaste for females attempting to belt the living daylights out of one another, and being awarded medals and ‘glory’ for doing so, but as ever, we appear to be in the minority, at least in stating our distaste!

  4. The power of ideas!
    Tell women that they should feel free to do anything men do, and you’ll get a few who want to box.
    That’s equality and equal opportunity.
    Personally I hate it. I don’t understand how they can avoid damaging their breasts or ending up with broken noses, or even brain damage. But express that view to some and watch the hackles rise…

  5. Mike

    David hasn’t expressed an opinion on the matter yet.

    FACT – Women are now the only gender that compete in all Olympic sports. Men don’t. Can you guess which Olympic sports don’t have a men’s version ?

  6. I’d love to go a few rounds with some of you’se men…;-P
    Funny, I’m not fond of women boxing (but then again, I’m also not too fond of the men boxing either)…too much sweat, blood, and spit flying around. However, I love the various forms of karate fighting, whether it’s male/male, female/male, or female/male. What about rugby???? I’ll have you know I used to be quite a hooker!

  7. woops…male/male, female/female, or male/female…I always liked being pitted against the men folk better…;-)

  8. I have no issue with women competing in martial arts and sports as long as it is female/female. I would have issue if it was a male/female match.

  9. It’s Black Power Time on the BBC between every race tonight. I’d rather watch two women having a punch up.

  10. I repeat my question, how do they avoid damaging their breasts?
    Mairin2
    My wife hates boxing, but we both enjoy skilful wrestling….

  11. Agit8ed –

    They wear breast protectors. Most shots in any case are to the stomach, flank and head.

  12. They are permitted to wear protection but many don’t…the thinking goes if you know how to fight; you should know how to protect your boobies…And there are rules…like men don’t go for the groin…we were trained to hit above and below the breasts in karate. Deliberately hitting breasts was a no-no. Also,when women train hard enough to become olympic athletes, they lose their body fat…hence their breasts aren’t very big targets…;-P

  13. Synchronised swimming & Beach volleyball are the 2 Olympic sports in which only women are allowed to compete. There are no sports in which men only are permitted.

  14. “Synchronised swimming & Beach volleyball are the 2 Olympic sports in which only women are allowed to compete. There are no sports in which men only are permitted.”

    Beach Volleyball has a men’s tournament:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beach_volleyball_at_the_2012_Summer_Olympics_%E2%80%93_Men%27s_tournament

    The only events that only have women competitors are synchronised swimming and rhythmic gymnastics. Because rhythmic gymnastics falls under the umbrella of gymnastics (which has male competitors) it means that the only category that has only women is the synchronised swimming.

    “Boxing is not a sport for either sex.”

    Yeah cause dressage is an epic sport. How is boxing not a sport?

  15. “Yeah cause dressage is an epic sport. ”

    It also seems rather unfair to give the riders the medals rather than the horses since they are the ones doing the work.

    (Of course the burning question for ATW is, can the horses really be considered British? 🙂

  16. Seamus

    Thanks for the clarification. I knew there were 2 events that men didn’t compete in. I thought the other one was the beach volleyball but I remember now as you correctly state it’s the rhythmic gymnastics. I wonder why that is ?

  17. Pete, it just shows you how daft the Olympics are at times when I’m cheering on someone in the show-jumping for Christ’s sake.

  18. Colm, considering that rhythmic gymnasts all have the bodies of 9 year old boys you would think that a male event should take place as well.

  19. I’ve been toying with the idea of going to London for paralympics…short notice and all but I’m catching olympic fever…;-)

  20. Pete – from a matter of little importance to a matter of major importance, though some dispute that a nation’s trading figures matter at all, BUT

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-19194176

    – The UK’s trade gap widened sharply in June, to its worst level since comparable records began in 1997.

    The deficit, which measures how much imported goods and services exceed exports, rose to £4.3bn in June from £2.7bn in May. The rise was driven by a 4.6% month-on-month fall in the value of UK exports to eurozone and non-European Union countries. The deficit with non-EU nations rose to £5.2bn in June from £3.9bn in May.

    Economists and analysts greeted the figures with dismay –

    Given that you are the fre-trading cheerleader (not yet an Olympic event), what’s your take on this and how long do you reckon it will e before the UK can only buy what it earns?

  21. Female boxing is a dyke sport. Ugly, brutal and completely unfeminine, not to mention disturbing beyond belief.

    Proper women prefer to stab one another in the back with the gorgeous point of a Manolo stiletto.

  22. S’funny…manola stilettos/back stabbing. Like “proper women” really have time for such stereotypical tripe. Only on ATW…

  23. …says the kickboxing, rugby player who appreciates the bruising sport of female boxing.

    The nice thing about David’s site is the wide diversity in clientele, hardcore hookers mixing with stereotypical tripe.

    Sorry if I stepped on a sensitive nerve, no personal offense was intended when I took the field.

  24. ” Female boxing is a dyke sport. Ugly, brutal and completely unfeminine, not to mention disturbing beyond belief.

    Proper women prefer to stab one another in the back with the gorgeous point of a Manolo stiletto”

    I couldn’t agree MORE!

    Ugly sight!

    good post Pete.

  25. Daphne

    I read that article.

    Yes, we have plenty to be concerned about with terrorism / potential terrorism from white supremicists / militia types/ anti government types and all the other crazies. There are a lot of bad guys, and some of them actually think that they’re patriots.

    But keep in mind that there would be more Muslim terror attacks were it not for good police work or luck and / or incompetence on the part of would be attackers.

  26. But keep in mind that there would be more Muslim terror attacks were it not for good police work or luck and / or incompetence on the part of would be attackers.

    But on 9/11, there was no police work, no air force and the attackers demonstrated incredible levels of multi-task management of a huge project.

  27. I apologize for the fact that the NYPD and Virginia police didn’t stop the airplanes.

  28. Phantom – no problem. Faced with such stellar competence and control from a cave in Afghanistan, how could the police have possibly stopped the attackers?

  29. As has been stated ad infinitum, there had not been this type of terror attack before, and it was not illegal to bring box cutters on airplanes.

    It was outside the imagination.

    We have tightened procedures, and you jackanapes whine about the procedures when you have nothing better to do

  30. Still, the police killed the ‘lone wolf’ who committed the atrocity at the sikh temple in Wisconsin. Oops – got that wrong: he killed himself.

    At least the security camera at the temple will reveal what happened. Oops – by coincidence at the scenes of atrocities, the camera was switched off.

    http://www.npr.org/2012/08/08/158425532/motive-in-sikh-temple-shooting-may-remain-a-mystery

    MONTAGNE: And what do the FBI have to say this morning?

    TEMPLE-RASTON: Well, Teresa Carlson is a special agent in charge of the FBI in the Milwaukee field office, and she said that they’d already conducted hundreds of interviews since Sunday. And just to give you the scope of this, they’ve issued almost 200 federal subpoenas and 101 leads are pending as of this morning. So this is a really big investigation. And they have not clearly defined a motive at this point. There was no video in the temple itself. Apparently, their surveillance camera wasn’t on.

    And we understand, for the first time, that Page was not shot to death by a police officer, but died as a result of a self-inflicted wound. He shot himself in the head. –

    I wonder how many times the alleged perp shot himself in the head.

  31. Colm – I don’t know as it isn’t yet reported. It is confirmed that the surveillance camera was switched off when the atrocity happened. In the cinema complex at Aurora, there are cameras front and rear covering all entrances and exits, including that where the shooter left. Once again, no video footage has been put forward to support the authorities’ case.

    The Israeli company which you mention was in charge of security at Logan Airport on 9/11, the London tube stations and buses on 7/7, Schiphol Amsterdam when the ‘underwear bomber’ was ushered on board his targetted flight to the US, Charles de Gaulle Paris when the ‘shoe bomber’ got on board his target plane, Moscow’s Domodedovo Airport during the terrorist assault of January 2011 when 35 people were murdered. Security cameras failed in all instances.

  32. Sigh. The unspoken premise behind Allan’s argument that surveillance footage isn’t available is that it normally is. Well, it normally isn’t. CCTV cameras have a very high failure rate (50% is pretty typical), for a start, they aren’t always on, and they aren’t necessarily recorded.

    This is just another example of demanding not proof or evidence, but a particular form of proof, regardless of whether it is reasonable to expect it or not.

  33. Not of course that it would matter a damn if video footage *were* available. Then, depending on what it showed, Allan would claim it should have shown something else, or that it had been doctored.

    All evidence against the conspiracy will either be insufficient (“ok so now you have video but what about polygraph tests of the eyewitnesses?”) or part of the conspiracy (“the tapes have been altered”).

    Meanwhile all evidence that can somehow be spun for the conspiracy is not subject to any scrutiny at all. It requires no further corroboration and anything that contradicts it becomes part of the ‘official narrative’.

    It’s so predictable that I expect it will one day be done by computers.

  34. Frank – this isn’t a 50% down-time: it’s 100%, but entirely coincidental. Indeed, when the Pentagon was hit by an ‘aircraft’, all cameras were down, and this is at the most heavily-secured building in the US.

  35. Not a sensitive nerve at all. Gave me a good larf, Daphne. Paticularly because I said I wasn’t fond of boxing…male or female…so your response isn’t much of a knock at all.

  36. By the way, female college graduates who have chosen to go into finance have decreased more than 22% in the last decade. Many fled Wall Street after 9/11, mamy were turned off by the so-called depression, and of course there were all kinds of scandals. “Wall Street”…no matter what country or state needs women in the mix. Stilletos are optional…and unnecessary…though sometimes they’re fun and remind us of walking on a balance beam.

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