I’m sure everyone has read the article from black belt, Worlds Double Gold champ Dominyka Obelenyte on Equality in BJJ. It’s an article I believe everyone should read and serious think about. In the article she makes several excellent points regarding the current situation of jiu jitsu competitions and females, the frustrations many women feel, and the call to action for some sort of resolution or compromise.
Do I think the attitude towards women’s jiu jitsu will change overnight, and we will suddenly have equal prize money, etc? Unfortunately, no. True change rarely comes in like a rushing wave, but rather a slow moving river that eventually transforms the landscape. But I think drawing attention to issues like these is a good start: it opens the door to conversation, negotiations (if both sides are willing) and an eventual resolution that everyone can be satisfied with.
Check it out, let me know what you think- otherwise, have a great day everyone!