This photoessay, “Women Boxers” was born from a desire to show women from an unusual perspective: fighting in the boxing ring. By highlighting a side of women that is commonly associated with masculinity—what many would even call a dark side—my hope is to broaden our perception of the limits of womanhood.
Each one of these female athletes has her own story but all of them shared something in common: humble origins and family environments in which the prevailing atmosphere was need and poverty.
None of my subjects hailed from “conventional” families, or from nice homes with gardens, or from airy apartments with balcony views. For these women, their past became their identity and situated them in a present where sacrifice, respect and love for boxing are the very air they breath. For these brave women, boxing is a form of art: the art of hitting and not being hit.
These athletes live a life of discipline and strict training. Every day when they get up, they are looking for a different future for themselves. They spend what free time they have on long commuter rides from poor, suburban neighborhoods, traveling for the chance to get in the ring.
They train every morning, sometimes evenings too, day after day. All of them are pouring their hearts out for the chance to fulfill a dream, a shot at the world championship.
This dream is what keeps them standing on their feet, this dream has kept them from falling, kept them waking up, training, struggling and fighting.
Eating Tacos for Abortion is the New “Ice Bucket Challenge”
Feel free to dump stuff on your head for charity. We’re going to eat tacos and drink beers for abortion rights. They call it the #TacoOrBeerChallenge
Doing this with my daughter.
I still have not done this, but today may be the perfect opportunity as I have a rainy day off. I realize this may be controversial and it is not necessary to agree with me. Thoughts? drcknowledgeandpower
What kind of authority does the west have as a moral force when the justification for the killing of young people is, “well he shouldn’t have broken the law” or the justification for sexual or domestic violence is, “well she shouldn’t have put herself in that situation.” How is this ideologically different from Saudi Arabian public executions or stoning women to death? The medium may not be as heavy handed, but the message is still strong. It is the most blunt and base interpretation of coercive maintenance of social control and turns the idea of restorative justice (??) into a macabre joke.
rosalind franklin discovered the double helix in dna but her research was stolen by two men before she could properly share the information and now watson and crick are famous for what she spent years studying
Plus she developed ovarian cancer that…
Also, Sigmund Freud is credited with the discovery and explanation of defense mechanisms, when, in reality, his daughter, Anna, was really the one responsible.