If I heard one more man instruct me to do push ups from my knees I was going to scream.
Inspired by Jessica Bennett's book Feminist Fight Club, and the countless female fighters who put in that hard work and receive neither fame nor fortune, we founded this group as a place women who fight could support one another in their quest to be their strongest, most badass selves.
Jessica's hilarious, inspiring, tongue-in-cheek manifesto made us wonder how we could apply her rules for achieving equality in the workplace to achieving equality in the ring. With this Feminist Fight Club we give women the space to encourage one another, to act as mentors to other women in combat sports, and support women fighters seeking to gain recognition on the professional stage.
Together we can punch out the patriarchy!
“Life's a bitch. You've got to go out and kick ass.”
— Maya Angelou
The FFC Pledge
I, (state your name), pledge to be an ally to, and supporter of, ALL women. I pledge to encourage other women on their journey to find their inner fighter, to lift them up when they want to quit, and to help other women become their strongest selves. I will actively support women brave enough to step in the ring by attending events where women are on the card and bringing with me my pussy posse to cheer them on.
I promise to speak up against misogyny, and call out anyone who uses language that explicitly or implicitly states that women are not equal to men. This includes, but is not limited to:
"You don't look like a fighter."
"You can do girl push ups."
"You don't have to be so aggressive."
"You're too pretty to fight."
"Don't you feel bad hitting someone?"
"Women don't have the same endurance as men."
"People don't want to watch women fight."
"You're not sexy enough."
I pledge to tell anyone and everyone about Feminist Fight Club and encourage them to become a member. And I pledge to not end the fight until women have achieved equality.