Monday, March 12, 2012

Michael Benjamin NY Post Op-Ed: "Let Women Join the Fight"

Former NYS Assemblyman Michael Benjamin, who spoke at our pro MMA rally last week, has published a fantastic Op-Ed in today's NY Post. Everyone take a moment to read it! He reminds New Yorkers that MMA is not simply a man's endeavor, citing the many influences women have in and on the sport.

Let Women Join the Fight, by Michael Benjamin

The role of women in MMA was catapulted into the debate for lifting the NY ban on the sport early this year when the National Center for Domestic and Sexual Violence disingenuously lobbied our legislators in favor of keeping the ban in place.

You can read the NCDSV letter and my rebuttal here: Rebuttal: The NCDSV has it all wrong

For some other perspectives from or about women and MMA, check these past posts:
- New York needs Women Fighters for MMA legalization
- Fighter/instructor Caroline Portugal weighs in on NCDSV anti-MMA memo
- Beth Hurrle of Gal's Guide to MMA: rebuttal to NCDSV
- Gina Carano on New York Mixed Martial Arts

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