Getting that ‘GLOW’: Women around the world step into the ring

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Duterte lambasts Catholic Church anew in curse-laden speech before Filipino Baptists El Alto, Bolivia – Dec. 8, 2013: Cholita wrestlers during a wrestling fight in the city of El Alto, Bolivia. The Fighting Cholitas are a group of female wrestlers. INQUIRER.net stock photoFrom the freestyle wrestling of Bolivia’s indigenous female wrestlers to the inclusive arena of Britain’s EVE league, there’s never been as much interest in women’s wrestling. Could it be that the hit Netflix series “GLOW”, which is back for a third season, might just have a lot to do with it?The Guardian tracked the trend, putting the spotlight on EVE, the “riot grrls of wrestling,” who tout themselves as “Punk, Feminist, Empowered. Women Superheros Come To Life!” delighting audiences up and down the British Isles with their highly theatrical show (all the while supporting a number of charities and causes).ADVERTISEMENT DENR suspends entrance fee collection to Bohol’s man-made forest Robredo: Gilas Pilipinas needs Filipinos’ support TECO donates $100,000 to typhoon-stricken Sorsogon ‘Game of Thrones’ spin-off on Targaryens may premiere in 2022 Asian stocks follow Wall Street higher after US-China deal View comments “For many women there is an attraction to a way of life not bound to…preserving life years, of carefully guarding every cell from the inevitable …” she told the British daily. JBRELATED STORIES:MMA fighter Jorge Kanella gets penalty for stabbing toe in opponent’s buttBoxing, wrestling, MMA generate $97M in New York in 2 yearsADVERTISEMENTcenter_img MOST READ Elsewhere, 19-year-old Malaysian pro-wrestler Nor Diana, aka Phoenix, demonstrates that the same feeling of empowerment is what motivates the young hijab-wearing pro wrestler to hit the ring.Likewise, the proud wearing of traditional garb in an otherwise spandex-wrapped world has been an integral part of some South American cultures, as reported on by The Washington Post and National Geographic. From Mexico to Bolivia, cholitas luchadoras have been taking on the mantle of a male-dominated sport (in petticoats, no less), putting on a show just about as colorful as anything the WWF has ever put on at the height of the neon 1980s.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsCloser to the home (and aesthetic) of GLOW, World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) featured its first-ever women’s main event during last April’s Wrestlemania, indicating that the success of GLOW might just have opened the notoriously macho American market to a mainstreaming of women’s wrestling.The Guardian provides another interpretation of the phenomenon, courtesy of University of Iowa Professor Kerry Howley (author of the 2014 bestselling tome “Thrown”). According to Howley, women’s adherence to wrestling presents an alternative to the American zeitgeist’s obsessive adherence to wellness dictates. Steaming fissures on Taal Volcano Island spotted LATEST STORIES With the rise of e-commerce, is it also the end for our beloved CD-R King? Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite PLAY LIST 02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu01:26Homes destroyed after Taal Volcano eruption02:48ABS-CBN franchise has ‘natural deadline,’ no need for quo warranto — Gatchalian Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines?last_img read more