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Fighting is just as natural for women.

Sometimes I read something on BE that truly pisses me off. Such was the case only a short while ago. First of all, I want to say that I don't have a problem with another person not finding enjoyment in WMMA. Fine, it's your opinion. We all have things that we like an dislike. I'm not here to say that because I like something, you must. I'll debate your reasoning but I'm not going to be upset with you for having a differing opinion.

That being said, I really am starting to loath people who try to pass of their sexism as some kind fact. There are plenty of perspectives in this debate that I can understand. If your issue with WMMA is that you view women as inferior athletes, and as such would rather watch men fight, that is a valid position. It's also fair to be unimpressed with the depth of the women's weight classes. What I find ridiculous is when people flat out state that women have no place fighting, or that it is us unnatural. That is just plain idiotic. It's not like we're watching prisoners being forced to fight each other for the enjoyment of the guards. These are professional athletes, many of whom have been competing for the majority of their lives and enjoy it.

The problem is that some people confuse nature with the gender roles that humans have created. Yes, women have less testosterone than men do, and are generally less athletic than their counterparts. That doesn't make fighting any less natural or instinctive to females though. In nature, everything has to fight to survive. It doesn't matter what set of genitals you have, the instinct to fight is natural to everyone.

\The FanPosts are solely the subjective opinions of Bloody Elbow readers and do not necessarily reflect the views of Bloody Elbow editors or staff.

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