More on women, boxing & the up’n’coming OL2012

14 Feb

The boxing girls of Kabul”  is another “must see” on this road up to the London 2012 Olympics, looking at young women from Afghanistan who engage with the sweet science in a quest for action which includes nothing less than –  movement, success, self-worth, courage, power and the fight itself.

I had seen a similar documentary a few years back on young Indian women that had much of the same toning – courage is a keystone term: Boxing – of all places – is the arena where agency, movement, and personal freedoms are found.

NY Times article: In India, Women See Boxing as a Way Up

Wall Street Journal article: A Fighting chance – Muslim girls box their way out of poverty

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