The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #141457 Message #3257055
Posted By: Little Hawk
14-Nov-11 - 05:34 PM
Thread Name: BS: Boxing; cruel, primitive & nauseating
Subject: RE: BS: Boxing; cruel, primitive & nauseating
Yeah, sure it's about choice. Everything in life is basically about choice, when you come right down to it. That's why I'm in favor of legalizing marijuana (although I don't use it, and don't particularly advise others to, but it's up to them). That's why I'm not in favor of making tobacco illegal (though I would strongly advise ANYONE NOT to smoke it)...but it's up to them. Their choice.
What I was really saying, Raedwulf, is that society is a mixture of the negative (which leads to decadence and suffering) and the positive (which leads aways from decadence and suffering). I was recognizing both sides of the coin. I would hope to see more of the positive and less of the negative.
I'm very pleased about how far women have come in freeing themselves from traditional structures that held them down in the past. I wouldn't encourage anyone I know to go into a career in boxing...but...if someone really wants to do that and can relate to it, I'm not going to stand in their way. It's up to them.