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    Positive Media Portrayals of Female Martial Artists By Steve - 05-31-2012 10:56 AM


    I have said repeatedly that I believe the most effective way to bring about positive change is to first acknowledge what is being done well. In fact, my kids are tired of me saying, "Tell me what you do want, not what you don't want."

    And, frankly, I'd much rather point out positive things than continually pick out and highlight the negative. So, with that, I would like to start a thread where we share positive media portrayals of women. I'd like to hear comments, and respectful disagreement can be very productive, as well. Post ads, images, articles... whatever you'd like, so long as it's something you'd consider a step in the right direction.


    I like the image above because it shows a young lady competing and the message is great.


    And this one, a Gracie Mag image advertising a Leticia Ribeiro seminar, is good. What I like about it is that it doesn't attempt to portray Leticia in a way that is unfeminine, but at the same time, it's professional. I personally don't believe that women need or should be de-feminized in order to be presented as competent, capable and professional.

    So, what about it? Anyone else run across some examples they consider to be positive? Representative of what we ARE looking for rather than what we're not?
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