Category: Links

Screencap from Stuff You Missed in History class featuring three previews of recent podcasts. A black and white photo of a woman in a uniform for a WWII Women Service Pilots story, an old black and white illustration of a woman knitting for a podcast on the history of knitting, and a colorful old illustration of a many-masted sailing ship for a piece on the legendary Zheng He.

5 Inspiring Websites About Awesome Women Stuff

I did not know what to call this post. The list has blogs, a webcomic, a YouTube channel, and other stuff. So Awesome Women Stuff seemed about as apt as anything else! None of them are really martial arts related,...

[Audio] Kathy Hopwood on APR’s The Story

[content note: attempted rape, sexual harassment, poverty, domestic violence, sexism] Dick Gordan of American Public Media’s The Story interviews Kathy Hopwood a karateka and pioneer in women’s self-defense.  Hopwood grew up poor in Washington, D.C. in the 1960’s and 70’s....

[Link] The Importance of Bowing On and Off The Mat

Skirt on the Mat is one of my favorite martial arts blogs, and I love both her longer examinations and her short reflections, including this one. She says: Maybe not every academy does this, but in our gym people bow...

[Link] Weak Links Can Show Your Strength

Skirt on the Mat adds another chapter in our growing book of how Martial Arts Are For Everyone.  She’s using ‘weak link’ satirically, by the way.  The things that dominant martial arts culture often considers detriments to training: being very...

[Link] What Nail Polish & Nude Photo Leaks Have In Common Part 1

Content note: Link above and following post contain discussions of rape, rape culture, and sexual objectification. Lori O’Connell at Pacific Wave Jiu Jitsu begins an important discussion about nail polish, stolen nude photos, self-defense, and rape culture. She begins her...

[Link] Interview with 6th Dan Aikikai Micheline Tissier

If you haven’t heard of Micheline Tissier, today is your day.  Tissier of France is one of the first European women to advance as far in rank and influence in the world of Aikido.  Guillaume Erard, Aikido blogger, interviewed her in 2008....