Ridiculous and shameful: judo succumbs to crazy politics
Women are dropping out of jiu-jitsu tournaments because they don’t want to compete against men who say they’re women. It simply isn’t fair (https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2023/10/female-martial-artists-refusing-compete-brazilian-jiu-jitsu/).
Trust me, I know about this. I was on the Rutgers University judo team. From time to time I was matched against men twice my size who knew as much judo as I did. Sometimes more. I might as well have stayed home.
We had a young woman on our team. Her technique wasn’t bad; but there never seemed to be any other women she could compete with, only men–and so she never won. The men were just too strong. But at that time there was no “men’s judo” or “women’s judo”–just judo.
In 1995 the North American Grappling Assn. (we are already drifting away from pure judo) was established. Until recently, it did not allow men to compete against women. But now, of course, it does–enter the trannies. In a recent tournament in Georgia, a man claiming to be a women won four gold medals… competing against real women.
At a recent tournament in Brazil, women dropped out of the competition because they didn’t want to tackle trannies. Why bother? They couldn’t win.
And so another sport practically erases women as participants. It’s something to be ashamed of.
We can’t help wondering whether the goal is to erase women altogether.