Our friend Meg Smitley shares some deep insight on her recent blog post titled ‘A response to questions on the treatment of women in BJJ.’ In her final paragraph, Meg takes it home and then some. Be sure to read the entire blog post!
In the final analysis, some peoples’ views are so entrenched that no amount of persuasion can bring them round to accept me or other female grapplers as valuable training partners or equally important athletes. I can only seek to be the change I want to see. I organise women’s open mats to provide a place for women come together and train with one another, and I train hard with an incredible group of (mostly) men at Dartford MMA, secure in the knowledge that I have their love and respect, just as they have mine.
Powered by she. Who is she? Meg!