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the-exercist:

Reclaiming Fitspo: Jackie Tonawanda

Born in New York in 1933, “The Female Ali” was a pioneer in women’s heavyweight boxing.

Originally named Jackie Garrett, the Female Ali took on her mother’s maiden name around the same time that she sued the state of New York to be granted a boxing license, all in 1975. She eventually won this legal battle, becoming the first woman to be granted a license to box in New York state (alongside Cathy Davis and Marian Trimiar). 

She’s known to have only one officially documented fight: In 1979, she went against Diane Clark in Madison Square Garden. She lasted six rounds before eventually losing. Yet despite her poor official record, Tonawanda was well-known in the boxing and martial arts communities. The majority of her career took place in underground, unsanctioned fights.

Tonawanda was the first female boxer to become a member of Ring 8 (the Veterans Boxing Association) and to be inducted into their Hall of Fame, as well as the Madison Square Garden’s Hall of Fame. She has even been honored outside of the ring, thanks to her wide support for such charitable causes as Athletes Against Drunk Driving. 

Tonawanda passed away in 2009 after a long battle with colon cancer.

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hit the head to stop the kick!

ghostrightsactivist

fluffmugger:

fozmeadows:

scienceofsarcasm:

Evening Post: August 12, 1899.
"She immediately alighted, caught hold of the astonished youth, and gave him a sound thrashing, using her fists in a scientific fashion…”

I would love to know what this means.

I think that might be code for “punched him in the balls with devastating accuracy”.

I’m guessing it means she thrashed him like a boxer.

notexactlysober

Anonymous asked:

Why do you hate Israel? Every other country in the region gives no rights to women. They punish rape victims, forbid women from driving, etc. Israel allows women the right to work, vote, go out in public on their own. Is it because they're currently fighting with terrorists who constantly bomb their citizens? I just don't get it.

murderwhitepeople answered:

Israel allows WHITE JEWISH women freedoms. Israel has democracy for WHITE JEWS only. Israel grants full access to education, healthcare, and suffrage to WHITE JEWS only. The black Ethiopian Jewish women who are sterilised for not being white sure don’t benefit from the freedoms you’re talking about.

Israel is built on institutional discrimination. Freedom, education, healthcare, voting, and all other liberties that Israel claims to espouse are only fully accessible to the WHITE JEWISH POPULATION. The Palestinian people, from who Israel has robbed swathes of land, do not benefit from any Israeli democracy. Ask the Palestinian women stopped at checkpoints in the West Bank and forced out of their cars at gunpoint if they feel liberated and free under Israeli occupation. Ask the Palestinian people who are fed a calorie-counted diet if Israeli militarism has opened their eyes to liberty. Ask the Palestinians who have had their homes in the West Bank demolished countless times by the Israeli authorities if that was a manifestation of Israeli liberalism. 

And have you even been to the Middle East? The women are not chained up at home by any stretch of the imagination and I find it really disturbing that you would tokenise them in an effort to score internet points for Israel.

readyokaygo:

This is one of the most important responses I’ve seen in a long time.

fucking liberals

gutsanduppercuts

Anonymous asked:

Are there any Kung fu (or martial arts films in general) with women in the lead role doing their own stunts that you can recommend? Thanks! I love your blog.

gutsanduppercuts answered:

A lot of old school female kung fu stars did most of their action scenes, but I can’t say that they weren’t doubled during some of the more difficult stunt scenes, just like the men were.
Look towards Angela Mao as someone who really shined during her action scenes. I definitely recommend both “Hapkido” and “Broken Oath.” They’re both fantastic. You won’t see any major acrobatic scenes or death defying leaps but if you want to see a woman kick the fuck out of a bunch of blokes then you’re in for a treat.
Michelle Yeoh always chose to do her own stunts. I’m not sure if she did in “Magnificent Warriors” but it’s worth checking out. She did do all her own stunts in “Police Story 3” though…including a motorcycle jump onto a moving train.

Moon Lee and Yukari Oshima…and Kara Hui, actually…are amazing martial arts talents, but many of their big stunts are done by obvious doubles so I can’t really recommend many of theirs. Although, if you just want to see real woman pulling off amazing fight scenes, do seek out their films.

Jeeja Yanin is another one. She did all her own stunts in “Chocolate” and, if you watch the end credits, you’ll see just how badly she fucked herself up.

she-kicks-she-throws

she-kicks-she-throws:

I want access to these so bad.  They were published between 1975 and 1976.  Check out these article titles:

  • On Irresponsible Self-Defense Manuals
  • Brown Belt Blues
  • Training and Pregnancy
  • How to Choose a Karate School
  • Make Your Own Kicking and Striking Target from a Telephone Book.*

*Kids, a telephone book used to be a massive tome found in the drawer under home telephones. It had all the phone numbers in it. 

DOES ANYONE HAVE A COPY OF ANY OF THESE?

olive oyl saying “spinach is a crutch” is amazing

she-kicks-she-throws

she-kicks-she-throws:

I don’t know who this Emelianenko clown is, but he has a garbage mouth.

I respect the girls who defend the country’s honor at the Olympics, in wrestling, boxing. But I do not support female MMA. A woman must take care of the house, raise her children and be feminine. There a lot of different sports which help her in that, but MMA is not one of them.

A bit stinky garbage mouth. Full of garbage. Because garbage.

Fedor WAS a legend. But he hasn’t been truly relevant since…. what… 2006? (maybe later if you follow him strictly for combat Sambo, but even then…). He’s ultra Russian Orthodox iirc, so I wouldn’t be surprised if there’s a stripe of that crappy Russian Conservatism showing here in him. anyway, yawn on Fedor.

kristaferanka
kristaferanka:

Ladies of X 2
Monet
Dani Moonstar
Dust
Jean Grey
Polaris
Scarlet Witch
Kitty Pryde
Rachel Summers
Jubilee
Storm
Rogue
Psylocke
Magik
Emma Frost
Dazzler
Domino
Armor
Surge
X-23
- print coming soon -

maybe the first time I saw Kris Anka’s work was the first one of these he did? So good.
Is Monet really that tall? And Polaris looks pretty buff (awesome). Rogue’s style. Magik pretending she doesn’t want to be there. X-23 obviously actually not wanting to be there. Dazzler is a total pop star. Scarlet Witch actually looks like a witch (as in: she’s got power and no cower). Of course Domino’s the only one holding a gun. And then there’s Storm and Jubilee, exemplifying the difference between a Queen and a Total Boss (respectively). And I’ll never get over how much I like Jubilation Lee’s design here.

kristaferanka:

Ladies of X 2

Monet

Dani Moonstar

Dust

Jean Grey

Polaris

Scarlet Witch

Kitty Pryde

Rachel Summers

Jubilee

Storm

Rogue

Psylocke

Magik

Emma Frost

Dazzler

Domino

Armor

Surge

X-23

- print coming soon -

maybe the first time I saw Kris Anka’s work was the first one of these he did? So good.

Is Monet really that tall? And Polaris looks pretty buff (awesome). Rogue’s style. Magik pretending she doesn’t want to be there. X-23 obviously actually not wanting to be there. Dazzler is a total pop star. Scarlet Witch actually looks like a witch (as in: she’s got power and no cower). Of course Domino’s the only one holding a gun. And then there’s Storm and Jubilee, exemplifying the difference between a Queen and a Total Boss (respectively). And I’ll never get over how much I like Jubilation Lee’s design here.