December 16, 2011
A question that has been addressed to us a few times is: “Why would a women’s shelter host an event that features women fighting?” Here is our answer: Women who come to Nellie’s are fleeing violence that is perpetrated by an aggressor against a victim. It is unwanted, and leaves lasting physical and psychological trauma, as well as emotional damage. GirlFight is a sporting event that features boxing and kick boxing between two consenting women who are trained professionals. None of the women at GirlFight are experiencing aggression against their will. Everything that occurs is consensual, sanctioned, and professional.