Am I anti-feminist for not supporting Ronda Rousey

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  1. painvelasquez

    painvelasquez Yellow Belt

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    I got into a debate with a herd of yentas because I told them I found Ronda's attitude obnoxious and arrogant. From seeing her on TUF to watching her press conferences and interviews, she has always struck me as someone putting on a show to hide deep and profound insecurities. The post fight interview on fight pass with her and her mother talking about how they "could have finished it quicker" was overwhelmingly annoying.

    When did she become some figurehead of the feminist movement? Why can't we focus on the chancellor of Germany or the CEO of Pepsi instead of this bipolar Kanye West/Diego Sanchez amalgam?

    Am I an asshole for not liking Ronda? Am I anti-feminist to say that I can't wait for the day that a girl shows up that can knock her head of? When did supporting or not supporting a specific fighter become a political statement, instead of being a simple fan of the sport?

    I have always respected eloquence and humility in fighters, and she is lacking on both accounts. I can't wait till there is a female Couture or Barnett or Edgar. Till then, I am stuck being labeled a chauvinist pig.

    Has anyone else butted heads with this phenomenon?
     
  2. Viva

    Viva Thanks Cody Parkey!

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    I think that you're overthinking the whole matter.
     
  3. painvelasquez

    painvelasquez Yellow Belt

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    Perhaps you mean that everyone else is.
     
  4. BisexualMMA

    BisexualMMA Don't Put My Name in the Name of Steroids!

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    Only if you believe all women have unanimously elected Ronda Rousey to stand for them in all things.
     
  5. Jack V Savage

    Jack V Savage Secretary of Keepin' It Real/Nicest Guy on Sherdog Platinum Member

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    No shit. That's very obvious and a big part of her appeal.

    She never became the figurehead of any feminist movement that I'm aware of.

    Never. Get new friends.

    I know a lot of people who like her because she's fucking awesome, but no one that regards feminism as having anything to do with it.
     
  6. Mikedh

    Mikedh Silver Belt

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    I think you are confused
     
  7. Lyriqz

    Lyriqz White Belt

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    If you dislike her for how she behaves - whether that's reasonable or not - then no, you do not. You just dislike a certain a behavior. It's just an opinion. If you dislike her in any shape or form for being a woman, then yes, that'd be anti-feminist, sexist, mysogistic, whatever you wanna call it. Doesn't seem like it though.
     
  8. Mikedh

    Mikedh Silver Belt

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    Did she announce her head of the feminist movement during her appearance in the Entourage movie TS?
     
  9. scorpipede

    scorpipede you do yo thang Baby Smurf

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    you sound like a woman.

    not just any woman. A woman I know.

    and she's a fuckwit.

    and you do overthink AND overcare...if that last one is a word.
     
  10. bigearv14

    bigearv14 Purple Belt

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    I'm anti-feminist. I'm pretty much against every group of people who wants special treatment.

    That said, she isn't what I would call a feminist. She's just a strong, influential women. I don't think those are the same thing.
     
  11. Viva

    Viva Thanks Cody Parkey!

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    Maybe, but you did make a thread about it after all.
     
  12. Bowerman

    Bowerman Banned Banned

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    Feminism is an absolute joke. They aren't for equality and they certainly don't represent the true definition of the word.

    Realistically if they were truly for equality they wouldn't be hailing how great their opponents are. Many men have achieved far more than she has in the octagon, had better streaks with multiple finishes against superior competition and they have had zero push from the UFC.

    Ronda UFC push is the same as quota based employment in the workforce. I.E: Taking someone nowhere near as good as a man at her chosen task and giving her the promotions, money etc anyway
     
  13. Andrew06

    Andrew06 Brown Belt

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    no, but you're anti-mma
     
  14. jamiehunter

    jamiehunter Brown Belt

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    I don't think it has anything to do with being anti-feminism. I think you're just overthinking it and getting overly emotional. For example, getting upset over her mom saying she could have finished the fight quicker. Ronda's mom said that because there were points in the fight Ronda could have taken it to the ground and ended the fight but chose not to. She wants Ronda to finish as quickly as possible and Ronda didn't do that so that was a slight criticism/complaint directed at Ronda more than anything else.
     
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    luv24nic8 Purple Belt

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    You are soooo anti feminist- I can respect that.
     
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    LostMyBlackBelt Black Belt

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    I am strongly Pro-feminist, I dated an Obstetrician for 12 years, I dig strong, smart women. But Ronda is a a crazy, whiny, anti-woman Cant. She talks about beating up men, then complains about "women beaters" when the guys she calls out say they would beat her easily.
     
  17. Cooliox

    Cooliox Gold Belt Platinum Member

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    Wouldn't absolute equality mean not separating the men and the women?

    Rousey VS Cruz UFC 200
     
  18. jamiehunter

    jamiehunter Brown Belt

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  19. scorpipede

    scorpipede you do yo thang Baby Smurf

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    shoulda put a ring on it friend.
     
  20. LostMyBlackBelt

    LostMyBlackBelt Black Belt

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    Feminists just want equal treatment for women Chief...
     

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