he just got slapped with kimchi i cant handle this
I CAN’T STOP WATCHING. LORD HELP ME
They would see your undies
Thats not the point
WhTs the point
Green plastic shorts
I still want to bulk buy these and adonize batch pink.
would keep this in my beard at all times
This will always be my favorite gifset.
Aren’t I adoooorable?
literally dogs without legs
this is some airbending shit right here
zanshinart said: Maybe it’s because I took up Aikido as a 41 yr. old very comfortable with who I was/am and not concerned with other’s opinions on the matter but it pains me at near 60 to see these are still urgent issues. :-(
Yes, I find that I’m personally comfortable with how I express myself, but what i find most insidious that regardless if if I care or not, others have control or influence of my experience.
For example, I cried during my black belt testing. I didn’t falter in my hapkido, and I know I did really well. But the (all male) black belt council apparently had serious concerns of if I was ‘tough’ and ‘confident’ enough.
(The reason I cried was because defending myself against continuous attacks against black belt men is just frankly an intense moment, but I was also going through therapy to address childhood sexual assault by a black belt man.)
And now that I sit on that black belt council, every single time a woman tests, her confidence is commented on or questioned and that comes into play in their decision to award the belt. This discussion never happens when discussion male candidates.
I also see a difference in when women are invited or how they are pressured to demonstrate in certain stereotypical scenarios in demos, regardless of if it affects their gender expression.
There’s also the story of my sexist old instructor having different expectations of how gender roles should govern dojang chores.
AND finally, I had to lobby hard to get rules changed for a local Hapkido competition format so that women were permitted to be thrown by men in a choreographed scenario!
Oh, and there was that time when MMA fighter was lobbying before the New York senate to legalize MMA in New York state and news coverage had a lot to say about how she dressed - in a skirt and heels and how that was somehow noteworthy.
I’m so happy to hear that so many women are confident in their gender expression and can rise above the bullshit. But I continue to see ways in which gender expectations are imposed upon them. :( Agreed. Major bummer.