Tagged: body positivity

Your Body Your Rules

This post is rather short, but I hope it’s still worth reading.((Editor’s Note: It definitely is worth reading. Thank you, Maja! — Sarah)) In a martial art there is usually an instructor telling everyone what to do, when to do it...

[Link] Expanding On Why “Strong Is Sexy” Is Harmful

The author of the fantastic Tumblog The Exercist recently made a post deconstruction why and how sexiness as the sole fitness goal for women is harmful. I absolutely recommend reading the post in full, if not solely for the pictures and...

Making Our Dojangs Safer Places

Participation in martial arts builds camaraderie, trust, and community.  It’s a place where all kinds of people from all kinds of backgrounds come together and get physical.  Martial arts can be dangerous, and the dojang culture can be tricky to...

Balance

The online martial arts community is extremely encouraging.  There are tons of graphics and articles and words on black and white pictures filled with inspirational messages about how to get through the pain, keep pressing on, and survive the rough-and-tumbles...

[Link] Sexualized Female Athletes & the Impact on Young Women

Kimberly Belmonte of Spark examines research by Elizabeth Daniels, who studied how depictions of women as sexual objects affected how girls and women saw themselves.  Belmonte discusses the double standard of how men and women athletes are portrayed and the connection...