Talking Women in Sports, Startups and Feminism with Setsu Shigetmatsu


Setsu Shigematsu is an associate professor at the University of California, Riverside, founder of the Guardian Princesses series of empowering and fun children's books. She discusses her motivation for training in martial arts and how, for her, strength is a feminist issue. AnnMaria just wants to beat people in judo and refusing to accept girls can't do sports made her a feminist and turned her into an arm bar specialist. Maria explains mansplaining. We discuss the mixed messages female athletes receive when their coaches are all men, when they are rewarded for being 'feminine' female athletes as much as for athletic excellence.

Setsu Shigematsu

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