My name is Letrice. I'm 20. I believe in feminism. This includes but is not limited to: Stuff relating to feminism/racism/other activist stuff, movies, books, music, and occasionally k-pop. Sorry for that last one.
Reblogged from hardhatpartycat  5 notes

I have long been claiming that “Pro-wrestling is a competition of winning three counts from the opponent, and it is by no means a ‘stunning contest’ where you stir up the crowd with series of dangerous moves.”
When I had the chance to fight in other promotions, I got worried watching exchange of dangerous moves on the apron and head-first moves outside the ring, which even seemed way too dangerous from a wrestler’s perspective. And since then, I’ve been raising an alarm at these actions.
When wrestlers turn to dangerous moves, the fans will be immune to them. An exchange of normal moves wouldn’t be enough to excite the fans, and wrestlers will turn to even more dangerous moves. Both the wrestlers and the viewers will be desensitized, leading the former to be driven in to the corner. Exchange of dangerous moves just keeps on escalating.
Punching the opponent until he coughs up blood, dropping the opponent head-first with a suplex he can’t take bump to… You must put an end to the never-ending spiral of dangerous moves.
And they are usually babyface vs babyface matches that tend to have no theme and result in exchange of dangerous moves for the sake of getting crowd reaction. And the rise of MMA also had effect on excessive use of dangerous moves. Wrestlers thought they had to appeal to the fans that wrestling is as intense as MMA.
But wrestling is supposed to be exciting in more other ways. From the viewer’s perspective, you can’t tell which to root for if you see two men in the same black pants with same black hair on the ring. The matchup is an un-friendly one for the first-timers. By

Hiroshi Tanahashi from his book “Why Tanahashi was able to change NJPW” http://yottsumepuroresu.blogspot.com/2014/05/njpw-hiroshi-tanahashi-talks-about-his.html

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THIS is why I stopped following a lot of stuff and just stuck with NJPW.The “Stiffness” mentality that a good match is made with hitting each other super hard for a cheap pop instead of telling a story is a real turn off for me.

I got so much flak for saying it in particular forums but it’s true. It adds nothing and it actually hurts wrestling.

There are  a lot of promotions and wrestlers I can’t watch anymore because it’s just so. ….pointless.

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Reblogged from kceyagi  5 notes

I’m not a social justice blog

kceyagi:

I don’t claim to be a social justice blog(ger).

I studied sociology in college, and yes, my specific concentration was in social inequality and diversity.

I blog and reblog posts about race, sex, gender, body image, class, and other related issues.

That still doesn’t make me a social justice blog. I’ve never claimed to be an activist.

I blog about things that are important to me and impact my life. Social issues just happen to fall into that.

Do not ever try to silence me by insinuating that writing and reblogging about these topics is somehow a bad thing or that I’m supposed to change the world.

The unfollow button is there for a reason.