Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Awesome Kong

I’ve never been happy with the way women are portrayed in the media. Even before there was a mass market media, we were told that women belonged in the kitchen, barefoot and pregnant. Then we were told that women’s sport is secondary, and the media treats it as a novelty, much more interested in jumping on to the looks of the athletes rather than their athletic ability. I mean, how many of you out there think you could actually beat Anna Kournikova at tennis? No, not beat off to her... actually beat her at a sport. Any of you, really??

Women wrestlers started off nobly. The early athletes were very serious, very competitive, and very, VERY tough. This tradition was continued gloriously by the likes of Mae Young and the Fabulous Moolah. Modern women’s wrestling is hodgepodge of glamour and ability. I mean, when did womens wrestling become all about bleached hair and implants anyway? Perhaps it was around the same time mens wrestling did.

Forget the so-called Divas, what we are talking about are the women who could down just about any man in the world. The women who stand proudly for the SPORT of professional wrestling. Awesome Kong is one of the female wrestlers that breaks boundaries and sets high standards for wrestlers of either gender. Calling her the fairer sex is an oxymoron. I don’t think facing her in the ring is fair at all... for anyone.

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