While women have been practicing Muay Thai for decades, the sport has only recently begun to shift away from the male-dominated culture that has traditionally surrounded it.
One of the ways this shift has occurred is through the creation of all-women spaces within the Muay Thai community. These usually start with somen within Muay Thai that had similar grievances about not having enough sparring partners their size or having to deal with microaggressions from men coming together so create safe spaces for themselves. These spaces provide a supportive and empowering environment for women to learn and practice the sport.
In this episode, host Angela Chang has a discussion with guest host Belen Bode about the importance of all-women spaces. We discuss the counterpoints that have been made, dive into the concept of masculinity, and more.
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