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“Little Miss Sumo” on Netflix, a Document Profiling a Woman Wrestler Battling Gross Gender Inequality. ❤️🙏

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“The woman is neither inferior to man, nor is she superior. They are two different categories of humanity – they cannot be compared. The very comparison is idiotic, and if you start comparing, then you will be in trouble.” Osho

A short 20 minute documentary “Little Miss Sumo” is watch worthy Netflix show. It’s a profile of Hiyori Kon, a 20-year-old sumo wrestler who’s one of a small, but growing number of women pursuing the brutal, but strangely elegant sport. She faces not only her opponents in the ring, but centuries of exclusionary tradition established by men. ❤️

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Sumo wrestling is elegant? Wow.. I wonder what mud wrestling is then?

It’s very high demanding, prestige traditional sport in Japan. Mud wrestling on the other hand is very messy 🤣😂🤣😅

Sumo wrestling has been around forever. I guess never got into it at all. Now if you're talking gender equality, I'm all for it unless men transgendering into women should compete against women, absolutely not.

Great spin on that GB2 👍🤣😂🤣. It’s about sportsmanship. May the best men or women win 😂❤️🙏

I get that women can be great players such as softball, volleyball, la crosse and etc and etc. I like how women want to compete against men. It will only make them better players if they aren't already better than most men. Take boxing for example, men shoukd not box against women. That'd be brutal.

Brutal? I don’t think so. With quick jabs, anyone will have a chance to win 🤣😂🤣😂

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GB2 better get started on training in the ring if you don’t wanna loose 🤣😂🤣😂

Yeah. I better get into shape. I'd get my butt kicked right now😂😂😂

Daz right GB2 go trust yourself at the gym 💪. Practice meditation will raise your awareness to avoid any jab comes at you. 🤣😂🤣😂

I could do it with my eyes closed then...

Sleep Walker will be taken down 🤣😂🤣😂

That's it. Confidence...🤔🤔🤔

Know Thyself 🙏😂

I do... I think...😁😁😁

You want to be my sparring partner??😎😎😎

Spare?!! 🤨 The one and only Koko ☝️😎🙏

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I dislike boxing..period. Isn't it "amusing" that if you do it in the ring, you get paid...if you do it out on the street, it is called assault and you can be arrested?

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You're right there about the assault versus getting paid. It is kind of strange people paying to watch other people smack each other around. Boxing is very dangerous. People have died from participating in that "sport".

If you look at most national sport such as American Football, it is so violent that most of its gestures can only be simulated in practice. Yet this is the point of games, of sports—they take the place of riskier activities, even if, like capoeira, they prepare the players themselves for violent, or potentially violent engagement. 🤷‍♀️

How about the other way around? Women transgendering to men? Just asking....

If they think they can compete all the power to them.I guess my next thing would be locker room issues?

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and issues outside like on the media. It's not a good look to have a legit match between 2 different genders. Maybe on some indie wrestling platforms, but never on a national stage

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Yes that would not be a good look for the media

Mud wrestling is "kinky"😉

Right

But...

🤣😂🤣😂 now we are talking about men health here Mr. Tao 😉😉😉🙏

Ooooooooops! Opened a can of worms did I ? Or was it you Koko?😊😃

Worms are good for the Earth, I’ll open that can any time 🤣😂🤣😂🙏

LOL Don't quit your day job. There's a lot of unemployed comedians already...😀

Women can do it all. Keep daytime job and a freestyle comedian by night. That can be arranged. 🤣😂🙏

LMAO! Let me know where you're appearing and I'll come be a heckler in the audience😉😀👍

Sure we need as many hecklers as we can for Koko Notorious Comedy show 🤣😂🤣👍

I'm a full time comedian whether I'm working other job or not

You see GB2, men only think competition but sleep on the juice women have 🤣😂🤣😂

True...

Ouch

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Thanks Koko that's very interesting I agree with what you say🧡🌛⭐xxxx

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You’re welcomed Mandy🙏. You are one exemplary chef👩‍🍳yourself 😘😘😘

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No I just threw it all in the pan and hoped for the best 😂have a good day night it's 6 here my comedy is on tonight but think be sleep early after glass vino or 2😁🧡🌛🌟💪xxxx

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It’s called wok style Mandy, Daz how it’s done. 😂👍. Bring out some 🍷, relax n enjoy your comedy show Mandy. 😘😘😘🌈❤️xxx

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You too cheers 🍷🍷🐈💐🙋🧡xxxx

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Cheers to you Mandy and Pixiebob 😽😽😽🍷🍷❤️❤️❤️xxxx

Hi KoKo, it wouldn't have happened year's ago but today it can and why not we are all equal and that's the way it should be . Clive X 🤗

Well said Clive ❤️. We are all equal with great awareness. Have a beautiful weekend Clive! ☀️🌹🌻🌺🌈🙏xxx

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Hi Clive when they brought equal rights out a lot of men stopped opening doors for ladies that tradition seemed to drop off a lot the men in my town are quite ignorant that's why I am a spinster 😁😺and my pixie is as bad he rushes by me and trips me up 😺have s good night I'm going home now have to take pixie were at his Nana's check his attitude pulling his tongue out at me as I wouldn't get up😁😺

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I agree. It's gotten to the point where manners and courtesy have taken a back seat.

My parents taught me to always be courteous. So im the old fashion type. Be nice KoKo...

How could I miss this response GB2. How do you measure “nice”? 🙃🤣😂😅

Definition of Nice means someone who is pleasant or agreeable or something that is in good condition and that is pleasing. An example of nice is a description for a person who is friendly and who everyone likes.😁😁😁

Friendly, pleasant, yes. Agreeable? Pleasing? No Sir, I call it as it is☝️🤣😂🤣😂

To me "pleasing" means good looking. You're certainly in good condition....😁😁😁😁

Oh thank you GB2. Thou shall work with what we got! 😉😂🙏

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So I'm not "old" then?

🤣🤣😅Re-read Koko’s posts and you won’t ask that question again 😂👍

Gender equality shouldn't be an issue. Nor should racial equality. Good post. I'll look for that film.👍😊🙏

Well said Mr. Tao. ❤️ Now let’s see what would Lao Zhu say? 😂👍❤️🌈🙏

Actually I'm not sure he said anything on the issue....🤔🙄

See Mr. Tao, now you know why I am feeling Osho 🤣😂🤣😂🙏

Lao Tzu probably didn't have anything to say on the issue, because he was wise enough not to go there in the first place.😉😊

Ok this is my theory, Lao Zhu all up in the mountain, know nothing 🤷‍♀️🤣😂🤣😂🙏

And the fool on the hill see the sun going down and the eyes in his head sees the world spinning round...

See Mr. Tao, Daz not too uplifting there 😂 No down 🙅‍♀️ Everything should be up ☝️🤣😂🤣😂

On the contrary. It's peaceful. I also get to look down on the rest of the world.😉👍

It’s all about balance Mr. Tao ☯️😂🙏

What I and Lao Tzu have been saying all along. 😉👍🙏

Balance is once in a while coming down from the mountain for some mud wrestling 🤣😂🤣😂🙏

Okay I can do that. Want to be my opponent?😉

Once a witness, always a witness. No participant 🙅‍♀️🤣😂🤣😂🙏❤️

Nice try. 😉😀😜

Hi KoKo, I'm resting after going into hospital yesterday for a procedure to my bladder so I'm watching the TV and sports. You to have a lovely weekend 🌹🙏 Clive X 🤗

Aweee Clive, take all the rest you need at the moment. Enjoy your show. ☀️🌻🌺🌈🙏xxx

Well boys and girls. This thread has come unraveled.. I hear the trail calling. I have to get up there before the Flatlanders invade.. TTFN and carry on the good "fight" Koko. Be it Sumo or mud 😉😘🙏

Thank you for being great sport in Koko’s post 🙏❤️ Enjoy your trail walk 👍🌈☀️🌻

Thanks for posting.. And I will enjoy my hike . Thanks!

I think about pro wrestling and mma. Women are already a big part of that and have found much success. Rhonda Rousey is one of the big names that come to mind. From judo, to mma, to wwe, she went through it all. Before, no one really took women wrestling that seriously; it was always seen as an after thought compared to the men's, but times have changed

Very True when we take this type of sport in America. Sumo is a class act sport in Japan and that’s a man’s world. Culture wise, women over there are still taken backseat to this sport. The peak for women in sumo is 25 and for men is 30. If you watch the document, you will see how it is a hard world to get your feet in. However, it’s very inspiring that Hiroyi kon so passionate and assertive in making it☝️❤️. I agree with all those sports you mentioned, however i am not too sure about WWE, there’s the Bella Twins I watch just for entertainment 🤷‍♀️🤣😂🤣😂.

They've been done with wrestling for a long time. Now we have legit female wrestlers and fighters that complete against one another and it's incredible to watch.

I'm not familiar at all with the sumo wrestling scene in Japan. But it does sound like it would be very hard for women to break through in that kind of sport long dominated by men

Sumo is a prestige class martial art in Japan for men. He is extremely respected by society. Professional sumo wrestling has a strict hierarchy based on sporting merit. It separates and gives top status to any man from the rest of any profession in society.

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This is all old news, you are all probably too young to remember the 70’s tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs , known as the battle of the sexes, in which Billie Jean challenged Bobby , and which she won, they made a film with Emma Stone and Steve Carell about it.

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I understand that in the western world. This is in Japan with its culture. It’s an example how women with great determination to get into the men world sumo martial art. 🙏

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That’s the thing, it maybe better now in the Western world though we are still not equal by any means , but it wasn’t back then believe me.

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I understand back then women were discriminated for sure. Now, we are all raising our awareness and thrive 👍🙏

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Yes I lived through it, hopefully we are moving forward however slowly 👍

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For sure, we all aim for equality in every aspect of life, in any part of the world 🌎 👍🙏

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👍😘

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😘👍🙏 Have a beautiful weekend Mydexter🌻🌹🌈

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You too 😘

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Hi my dext even my dad was old fashioned and expected his dinner on table and housework to be done he even said in later life he never cleans it's women's work women in past were treat horrible by lot of men had to have sex when ordered it was wham bam thank you mam no enjoyment for woman I reckon 😁😂oh and we can't even go in pubs, yes Koko this is true even now a woman gets looked at a bit strange if go in pub on own like she's some kind of hooker 🤔🧡

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Good observation Mandy.👍❤️ Look at this simple fact, men can gloat over how many sexual partners they have, the higher the number the better. On the other hand, women have to cut it down as little as possible to look “virtuous” to society. The sad part also is women judge women. 🤷‍♀️

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Do true I had a reputation of been randy just because my name was Mandy I got called randy Mandy 😂a guy tried it on I said get lost in.not a tart he said why do they call you randy Mandy then it spoiled a few possible suiters as they suspected I was easy and randy I would never have a one night stand 😁🧡

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It has to be individual’s choice for both men and women without any prejudice. Just be you Mandy and be joyful as you’ve always been. 😘🌹🙏

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I should be so lucky 😁😂

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Even wearing a bra some men think what's she doing without a bra and think it's suspect yet there allowed to not wear underpants 😂owch when stuck in zip 😂😂😁

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Daz his burden for being a man 🤣😂🤣👍

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I've got my eye on you re avatar next time eyeliner en fleek 😁I got a black one as well pixies snug 🧡🐈

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My wine not opened yet won't have much I'll report back the remains in bottle tomorror 😁🍷🧡

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Enjoy yourself, 👍😘

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Here's Venus very twinkly brightest star from my bedroom.window Venus is the planet of love 🧡😁energy been sent to you now the energy of love as I press send you will be surrounded by love🤗🌛⭐

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“I’m your Venus... I’m your fire...” 🎼🎶🎵 ❤️Beautiful Star 🤩 💫🌟✨ Thank you Mandy. You are Love 🥰🥰🙏xox

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Bdfthokkdddvvvcsfvbdakjbf😂😂looks I had all the vino 🍷🧡😁

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Oh my, someone celebrated hard 🤣😂😅❤️

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Oh I know and snuggling down in bed now to a even harder celebration 😁or maby not 😁

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Maybe not is still a possibility.... don’t think too hard 🤣😂🤣😂

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I just woke up lol snuggling down again 🤗😁🧡🌛⭐

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Yes Mandy that’s how it was then we remember don’t we, , my Dad was a wonderful husband and a loving Father but I can’t remember him ever cooking etc, and changing nappies ! Heaven forbid, they just didn’t do it then, so we have come some way , but im afraid there’s a long way to go yet 👍😊

I can remember my Mum learning to drive and people saying drive the car out on your own at night , no way. Lol we’re going back to the 30’s40’s now , I’ve seen a lot of progress but as I say still away to go

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Yes my dad when diivorced never cooked he would eat a dinner every day at his local cafe and buy a take away sandwhich well I mean 🤔my step dad however his wife was so lazy he was a real gent did the shopping and he loved cooking but his birthsine was cancer there home makers he was brought up in the country he would never let me buy my own drinks when out but neither would my dad my dad went mad when at a wedding doo I bought my own drink he insisted on paying for the taxi too

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Sounds interesting GreatMindfulness. I must watch that!

Enjoy the show Callendersgal and have a wonderful weekend! ☀️🌻🌈🙏

A meditative quote that I liked was when Hyori Kon said, "Once the match begins I have no thoughts". It reminds of Bruce Lee at the beginning of "Enter the Dragon". Lee says, "I dont hit the opponent, it hits all by itself". Anyways this is a great story about a women fighting against male chauvinist traditions in modern day Japan. Women in Japanese society are taught to not stand out and walk behind the man. Hyori is not afraid to challenge these attitudes and break through them. She is not afraid to stand alone🙏🏻👍❤

Well said GB1 always. ❤️ Hiyori Kon’s world is sumo wrestling, daz her passion, her niche. And if anyone denies her the opportunity to compete is totally unjust. She also revealed many flaws in Japanese culture that preferring women who are demure and subservient. Society is dead when there’s no radical change in women equality. Osho yet very enlightened with this issue, he recognized the woman role in our existence. 🙏

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Yes, I'm all for women's liberation too❤🙏🏻🙂

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Hi reporting back on wine only had 3 glasses having meat n potato pie at mam's just off now hope you have a good day 🤗🧡😺🙄xxxx

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Nice bottle Mandy 😂, sounds fantastic that you are going to your mom and enjoy her cooking. Have a beautiful day as well Mandy and Pixie. 🌹🌈❤️❤️🙏xxx

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Hi thanks we did yummy lol have a nice tea yourself 🤗😁🧡😺💐⭐🌛xxxx

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Wow nice Mandy. I’m enjoying my peaceful morning with my cup of hazelnut coffee ☕️ 😘🙏xxx

Hello GreatMindfulness

Sumo wrestling really does require some strategy, but the word elegant does not come to mind. If females chose to pursue sumo wrestling, they should compete against other females, not males. Japanese males have traditional codes on touching women, which gives females an unfair advantage. " Watch the hands buster". :)

Hi Big-Dee,

If we think sumo wrestler like Fat Basturd in Austin Power, then definitely it is not elegant. 🤣😂 It’s a traditional martial art that has to be conducted in the most prestige manner. It’s consider as the fight between the gods. The sumo ring has to go through a purification ritual by sprinkling salt on the dohyo. Both fighters wear their customary deadpan expression and go to their respective corners and drink the chikaramizu, the power water, and wipe their mouths with the chikaragami, the power paper. When they squat and clap their hands showing empty palms to signify they are not carrying any weapons, raising their right legs as high n stomping twice to ward off evil spirits. One encounter won’t last for more than 18 seconds because it requires sheer energy of push opponents out of the ring with straight torso and lunges. Each movement is symbolic of honor spirit. We think they are obese but there’s a difference between visceral fat and subcutaneous fat and they can go back to being in shape at any point. For profession women sumo, they do compete against each other but their cut off age is 21 while for men is 30; that is the irrational sexism coming in. Just like Sushi, it’s sashimi with the precise cut and presentation, not tempura and chicken teriyaki. 🤣😂😅👍

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