From the Capitol Confidential blog:
“Mixed martial arts doesn’t victimize women. Instead it provides tangible tools for us to strengthen and empower ourselves mentally, physically and emotionally. It teaches us constant vigilance,” said Juliet Shen, a UAlbany junior who said she first encountered MMA at a self-defense and anti-sexual assault workshop sponsored by her sorority, Delta Phi Lambda. “Mixed martial arts prepares us for a male-dominated world where we have to work twice as hard just to survive.”And here's blurb from the Las Vegas Review-Journal:
In a phone interview with the Review-Journal, Pascale said the argument that MMA fights are anti-women is “hogwash.”
“You’re seeing a rise in female fighters. If anything, it’s more pro-woman,” Pascale said. “To say it encourages violence toward women, that’s complete garbage.”If press coverage is the coal to the fires of political action, then this is at least something, right?