Rape is a vary serious problem in today’s culture. Whether its between a male and female, male and male, or female and female, regardless of who is the perpetrator, it is wrong.
This happens in all sporting environments, just happens to be the BJJ community most recently.
When does the rape culture stop? When does the teaching to the next generation of the include the respect of others? We talk about how great BJJ is and how it is a sport all kids should be a part of because it helps with bullying, self-confidence, and fosters respect for others.
Shouldn’t our coaches and teachers be helping foster the peaceful respectful BJJ warrior and not the aggressive nasty unpleasant people?
Are we fostering the aggressive jerks because we allow them to train with us and not put them in their place?
Are we not asking the important questions on how to work towards fixing this??
Ugggh, I don’t have the words to describe my reaction to this. The only thing that sounds uncommon in rape cases is some of her teammates reactions.
"This past winter, there was an exodus of fighters from this man’s gym; athletes left as they learned of yet more harassment of teammates within the gym. This wasn’t a club they wanted any part of, and they went public with their outrage. (See Brent Brookhouse’s reporting at SBNation’s Bloody Elbow, and listen to Mike Fowler talk about these issues in an interview for Open Mat. The relevant section starts at 1:14.)…" At least other people, mostly men, showed support for her in that way.