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Phrost
7/18/2013 8:40am,
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Oh you slapped a pink ribbon on your car and thought it would cure cancer? You jogged 5 whole K too? Get that crap out of here. These ladies wear pink and swing sticks, to fix problems in their community.

Read the full article for our Badass of the Month winner: the Sampat Pal Devi and her Gulabi Gang (http://www.bullshido.net/forums/showthread.php?t=121353).

Sarzis
10/25/2013 4:10pm,
Vice gives us a glimpse of the Asgarda, a group led by a former Kickboxing champion, which focuses on empowering women by teaching them martial arts and an Amazon* warrior spirit.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B4wmW8fKrwk

submessenger
10/28/2013 7:31am,
Clicked over from Asgarda to the women guerrilla fighters of Kurdistan. I'm sold. Free Kurdistan!

DCS
10/28/2013 7:47am,
Vice gives us a glimpse of the Asgarda, a group led by a former Kickboxing champion, which focuses on empowering women

No, not really.

Chili Pepper
10/28/2013 9:02am,
No, not really.

Your indepth response leaves us free of all questions. I have gained enlightenment merely by standing near the laptop.

DCS
10/28/2013 11:07am,
Maybe 'empowering women' means a different thing for Sarzis and you than it means for me.

Chili Pepper
10/28/2013 11:16am,
Maybe 'empowering women' means a different thing for Sarzis and you than it means for me.

Maybe it does, but unless you've got more in the works than "no, not really" I've no idea.

All my efforts are going into restraining myself from posting the Monty Python argument sketch.

DCS
10/28/2013 11:35am,
Well, from my POV, Tarnovska is promoting the 'Woman, know your place' adding some SD moves.

I disagree with 'Kinder, Küche & Kirche' as empowering women even if it is accompanied with martial arts training.

Chili Pepper
10/28/2013 6:04pm,
Well, from my POV, Tarnovska is promoting the 'Woman, know your place' adding some SD moves.

I disagree with 'Kinder, Küche & Kirche' as empowering women even if it is accompanied with martial arts training.

Thank you, a much better reply. Not having had the chance to fully watch the clip, I can't respond right away, but hopefully shall soon.

Sarzis
10/29/2013 8:38am,
I agree they are not FEMEN-level (LOL BOOBIES), but despite their subservient attitude towards men (bred into them due to seemingly cultural reasons that are mentioned in the clip, and I guess lack of exposure to more Western media and culture), them being able to defend themselves through training and old cultural values is a step forward in such a fucked-up country.

Chili Pepper
10/29/2013 8:48am,
Having watched it now, I would still say it's empowerment, just not so recognizable as what one might see in North America.

Feminism in a post-Soviet, heavily Christian Orthodox society, with certain already-entrenched ideas (espoused by the women, apparently) about the relationships between men and women ... what they're doing is pretty revolutionary in that environment.

DCS
10/29/2013 10:29am,
Revolutionary.... well. These girls want to go back to the good old middle ages, before commies fucked their country.

The Jomeini guys considered themselves revolutionary too.

Permalost
10/29/2013 11:29am,
It does seem to be very relative- espousing a "separate but equal" gender perspective is progressive when the norm is "separate and unequal".

killface
10/29/2013 2:37pm,
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iEtw3XJoJrE

Though I guess that this thread is better satire than the onion video. Hot woman with weapons are soo cuute, lets forget they are part of an fascist movement! Looks like some people here have watched the video about the Asgard woman without sound, without reading subtitles and with one hand under the desk.

hungryjoe
10/29/2013 8:16pm,
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iEtw3XJoJrE

Though I guess that this thread is better satire than the onion video. Hot woman with weapons are soo cuute, lets forget they are part of an fascist movement! Looks like some people here have watched the video about the Asgard woman without sound, without reading subtitles and with one hand under the desk.

Go back and listen at 1:28. A more levelheaded approach to slaughter?

needs more


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mD94kSjqwhk&feature=player_detailpage