Behind closed garage doors, we gals are grunting and sweating through a program of pushups, pullups, and biceps curls. Were in training so that the next time we get paid 77 cents for every dollar a man earns, we can put el jefe in a Nelson hold until he comprende our right to equal pay. And for the jerk on the street who insists on describing our curves as we walk past get ready for our moonsault off the top of the nearest bus stop. And we dont think we will be able to hold back from delivering a dramatic chokeslam if another university president claims women are just naturally bad at science and math.
Were only a few squats away from being able to pin sexism down on the mat, but we can gear up mentally with a Womens History Month talk at Miami Dade College this Wednesday. Former pro wrestler and bodybuilder Ann-Marie Rae who was Midnight in the body-slamming tag team Harlem Heat, alongside Booker T and Stevie Ray will speak about this years theme, Our History Is Our Strength. Rae, whose physical prowess is matched by her successes in academia and the Air Force, will likely address self-esteem and motivation rather than chokeholds. But that wont stop us from asking for ringside tips.
Wed., March 16, 10 a.m., 2011