I am a girl and I absolutely love wrestling, Me being an athlete and an artist I find that wrestling is the perfect combination of both sports and arts, It has nothing to do with violence for me, more like entertainment, did people not use to kill each other for entertainment purposes? I'm not saying we should be doing that, hell no, but I think you get my point. And girls hating wrestling is pure bs, they just want to be seen as girly girls and really feminin and thats why our society sucks. I love wrestling, I love wearing dresses, I love videogames, I love makeup so wtf?! why do things HAVE to be just for girls or just for boys?
Back in my day the girls loved wrestling. I used to wrestle with them every chance I got. We each had a good time.
Violence just looks dull to me, no matter how cool it's supposed to be. I am male, by the way. Just commenting. I don't think wrestling is stupid and pointless, well it is but I don't look down on wrestling I just don't enjoy it.
I don't do wrestling exactly, but i have taken a few boxing classes and I play Kabaddi : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zduQgnQbcWI&playnext=1&list=...
and I fid it not only really fun, but also very empowering. It has been a good way for me to become more secure and I'm no longer afraid of being punched in the face. I think that any self defense or martial art is an excellent idea for any woman to practice, for it really strengthens your body and character, it gives you a lot of confidence. I personally love the adrenaline and the fun of it. It has nothing to do with being either girly or a tomboy. You can be whichever you are wether you wrestle or not.
I also don't think it promotes violence, on the contrary it is the perfect way to channel your anger and energy into something that is not personal (i mean, you are not fighting over something personal or out of hate or anything) It gives you the experience of a physical combat in a pacific way
Speaking as someone whom has practiced martial arts for many years-the lack of skill and grace in wrestling offends me.