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    Re: Women of DP - I ask you

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    No, you said it is utterly dominated by males. Are you suggesting that females are inferior at a game where mental skill is all that matters?
    More young women have taken up the sport over the past 10 years, according to data from the U.S. Chess Federation. In 1999, for example, less than 2 percent of 21-year-old players were women. Today, about 8 percent are.
    I looked this up because I was very interested. There are women's tournaments and men's tournaments. There must be a reason for that, don't you think? Chess is a game of tactics and strategies....looking five/six moves (or more) ahead, I imagine. Many people believe that more women are 'right-brained' and more men are left-brained. Probably has something to do with that.

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    Most individuals have a distinct preference for one of these styles of thinking. Some, however, are more whole-brained and equally adept at both modes. In general, schools tend to favor left-brain modes of thinking, while downplaying the right-brain ones. [Wow!] Left-brain scholastic subjects focus on logical thinking, analysis, and accuracy. Right-brained subjects, on the other hand, focus on aesthetics, feeling, and creativity.
    Here's a Right Brain/Left Brain Quiz. I'd be interested if anybody takes it. Mine came out equal. Hmmm..... (I hate chess.)
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    Re: Women of DP - I ask you

    FIDE Online. FIDE Top players - Top 100 Players September 2010

    Out of the current top 100 players in the chess world, 99 are males and 1 is female, the Hungarian Judit Polgar, ranked at the respected 56th spot.
    She also happens to be the "by far strongest female chess player in the entire history of mankind".
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    Re: Women of DP - I ask you

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post

    Here's a Right Brain/Left Brain Quiz. I'd be interested if anybody takes it. Mine came out equal. Hmmm..... (I hate chess.)
    Right Brain/ Left Brain Quiz

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    R brain16

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    Re: Women of DP - I ask you

    I got an equal 16/16 too.
    Weird questions.

    Edit: no matter what you pick in that quiz you'd get 16/16.
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    Re: Women of DP - I ask you

    Ah, well. Never means never. Women never can develop the upper body strength of men. Ask the US military for numbers:

    Gender Difference

    Women compensate for this. The legs are more strong, relatively, in comparison to men, so women aim the swift kick to the onions. When you say a woman can kick ass, you do mean kick...not hit, punch, shove, strike.

    The reason for this is physiological.

    The poll said hit, push, shove. Upper body.

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    *talks in high-pitched voice* Yes, I think I should be hit hard!
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    Re: Women of DP - I ask you

    Quote Originally Posted by RosieS View Post
    Ah, well. Never means never. Women never can develop the upper body strength of men. Ask the US military for numbers:

    Gender Difference

    Women compensate for this. The legs are more strong, relatively, in comparison to men, so women aim the swift kick to the onions. When you say a woman can kick ass, you do mean kick...not hit, punch, shove, strike.

    The reason for this is physiological.

    The poll said hit, push, shove. Upper body.

    Regards from Rosie

    Actually, after years of training people in martial arts and other self-defense disciplines, there are some caveats there.

    The proportional strength ratio between arms and legs is 3 to 1 for women, 2 to 1 for men. That actually doesn't mean that a 130 pound woman's legs are stronger than a 130 pound man's legs.... and most men weigh a lot more than 130.

    Kicking for the nads is a part of any fighting/self-defense toolbox, but it is also often overrated. The nads are not an "off-button". Contrary to myth, the testicles are a pretty small target, and a direct and square-angle impact is needed to really incapacitate a determined attacker. Also, men are aware of the vulnerability of their testicles and tend to guard them instinctively. Typical reactions include the hips moving back as the hands come down to block. This tends to make a nad-shot even more difficult, unless it is done by surprise or slipped in when the opponent is distracted.

    I actually recommend kicking the knees as a primary target, and advise using a knee strike or hand strike for the nads for greater accuracy. Also, I view nad-shots as more of a distraction (to enable a follow-up strike) because of the difficulty in getting a solid shot in against an aware opponent.


    Didn't mean to derail, this is one of my "lecture" buttons....

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    Re: Women of DP - I ask you

    This is less to do with what a woman hits someone WITH (upper body, lower body, ball bat, tire iron, etc...!) It's MORE to do with the fact that ...


    If a woman attacks another person, does she go in with the expectation that she will be hit, kicked, punched, clocked with a ball bat, etc... back?

    If I physically hurt another person, I expect to have that person defend themselves and physically hurt me back.
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    Re: Women of DP - I ask you

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    Actually, after years of training people in martial arts and other self-defense disciplines, there are some caveats there. The proportional strength ratio between arms and legs is 3 to 1 for women, 2 to 1 for men. That actually doesn't mean that a 130 pound woman's legs are stronger than a 130 pound man's legs.... and most men weigh a lot more than 130.

    Kicking for the nads is a part of any fighting/self-defense toolbox, but it is also often overrated. The nads are not an "off-button". Contrary to myth, the testicles are a pretty small target, and a direct and square-angle impact is needed to really incapacitate a determined attacker. Also, men are aware of the vulnerability of their testicles and tend to guard them instinctively. Typical reactions include the hips moving back as the hands come down to block. This tends to make a nad-shot even more difficult, unless it is done by surprise or slipped in when the opponent is distracted. I actually recommend kicking the knees as a primary target, and advise using a knee strike or hand strike for the nads for greater accuracy. Also, I view nad-shots as more of a distraction (to enable a follow-up strike) because of the difficulty in getting a solid shot in against an aware opponent. Didn't mean to derail, this is one of my "lecture" buttons....
    Lots better to run like hell. Ha! One of the things we were taught was a direct strike to the nose -- open palm, heel of hand. You know, from the waist. The idea is that it hurts like hell and draws lots of blood. We were "told" that the sight of one's own blood is pretty off-putting and likely to give a person time to get away. I've always wondered about any of the moves I learned. I think I'd still be likely killed. A side kick to the knee was another good one they talked about, as you say. And actually we were never taught to strike at the testicles for the reason you outline. The one thing we were taught, over and over again, was to never let yourself be abducted, 'cause you aren't going to make it if you do. Dramatic as it sounds, it was "fight to death right then and there." I think that's good advice. And one that certainly ladies should always remember. That....and a 38 Special.

    Talk about a thread derail. Well....at least it's not about egg plants.
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    Re: Women of DP - I ask you

    Quote Originally Posted by TheGirlNextDoor View Post

    If you push and shove a person, do you expect to be pushed and/or shoved back?
    My daughter is 30 now and I raised her the same way I would have raised a son. You raise an unkind hand to nobody. Ever. If you do, expect the logical fallout.

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