Over the years, I've seen women entering into BJJ receive more and more special treatment. Don't get me wrong - I am supportive of women participating in combat sports and, as a smaller guy, often buddy up with them during class with no problems whatsoever - but it irks me that some gyms offer them stuff like cheaper memberships (I know one gym that offers women 40% off), all women classes during prime time slots in the evening and give them discounts on gear I don't receive. I realise that women are a minority in class but do you think these incentives are actually encouraging more women to stay? In my experience, the ladies who enjoy competing don't like the more casual, self-defence orientated "pink team class" (or whatever cliche term is used) anyways and its eating into the limited time I get to roll. Part of the reason I'm so against the idea of affirmative action apart from the aforementioned decreased training time is because I know many good female grapplers. I am a smaller guy and I know quite a few blue/purple/brown/black belt chicks who can tap me much more than I can tap them (I'm a stripe-less blue). Hell, I rolled with Mackenzie Dern at her seminar (I went with my ex as her birthday treat) and Mackenzie tapped me left and right! She definitely doesn't need special protection in any normal class. Not to mention the girls that I know are also quite financially well-off so I don't get the point of a discount either. I don't know. From a male perspective, I just think women classes and discounts are not only excessive but also non-productive. I really don't see the next Ronda Rousey hopping around in a pink gi half-heartedly drilling an ineffective self-defence sequence while talking about boys and, in my opinion, the girls that do get attracted to female classes will quit due to the intensity difference in the mixed classes anyways. What do you think? Do you treat girls differently in your gym and what is the result? More female participants or around the same number?