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Another MMA Detractor Whines about Sex and MMA - Dr. Keith Ablow
So here we have another talking head comparing MMA to kiddie porn. Granted Selena Gomez is now legal (thankfully), but seriously, do you Bullies understand that we are responsible for the cultural degredation of America?
I didn't. Meet Dr. Keith Ablow:
Sex and violence are now one of the only ways humans seem able to evidence that they are human. And so, as Facebook takes away our real faces, as drones take away hand-to-hand combat, and email takes away handwritten notes, we see bloody, extreme MMA fighting replacing boxing, and Ashley Benson replacing Elizabeth Taylor.
Genital contact (along with brawling) is now America’s reflex antidote to losing contact. And the antidote is being peddled indiscriminately to kids, who are being dragged right out of childhood by a vicious undertow of eroticism fueled by tides of primal fear that we are not really living life at all, nor are we male, nor are we female, nor need we be troubled (just take Prozac), nor need we be distracted (just take Adderall), nor need we be anxious or bored (just take medical marijuana), nor are we responsible for ourselves (just apply for government entitlements).
Here, once again, we have an old man clinging to the idea that boxing is such a gentle sport, and those of us who practice MMA are brawlers. Yes, the sport that coined the term punch drunk is gentle. Despite numerous studies and statistics, Dr. Keith Ablow still believes that a sport in which you can get a flash knock out and still be made to fight on is more violent than one in which you may tap out without receiving a great deal of injury.
Now, as a father, I agree with Ablow that teenage girls do not need to be constantly bombarded with the sexual imagery that Seventeen wants to sell them. As a coach, I want the girls I teach to develop a healthy self-image and concept of their own body, not what Vanessa Hudgens may be selling them. I sure as hell would not want to find my twelve year old daughter in a threesome.
I get all that Dr. Ablow, I really do.
However, your potshot asides at a sport which I use to teach young women positive self-image and self-protection are ridiculous. The studies and statistics prove that the girls I teach are less likely to end up pregnant in high school, less likely to turn to drugs, less likely to end up with an eating disorder, and more likely to go to college.
You want to rage against over-sexualization of teenage girls & its consequences? Then get on board with our program.
Otherwise, and you'll probably think this is rude, but this is Bullshido...
You need to shut the **** up.
Source article on Fox News
Last edited by DerAuslander; 3/13/2013 2:18am at .