9 Things Badass Boxer Chicks Will Hear At A Boxing Gymby Lauren Passell on June 21, 2012
In college, my friend was the only girl on the boxing team, and she got pissed and went nuts one time because when the ref was shaking hands with everyone, he asked her why she wasn’t smiling. At a boxing match! She would get asked out by absolutely everyone, and I remember thinking, wow. Being the only girl in a boxing gym is either the best idea ever or the worst. Reading these quotes from The Hairpin reminds me it’s probably the worst.
“She’s probably making sandwiches for her new boyfriend.” – My coach, on why I wasn’t in muay thai kickboxing class last week. He’s such a jokester.
“Are you OK?” – Every guy who has ever given me a good bloody nose sparring.
“Are you OK?” – Every guy who barely hits me after deciding to work on their sparring skills for the first time with the girl. Usually their skills are not so great but they feel really bad about not-hitting me anyways.
“So, sorry if this is an impolite question, but… are you straight?” – My friend Sebastian. I couldn’t tell at the time if he was hitting on me or just making a comment about my lack of femininity. I am straight, I just box sometimes though.
“So do you have a boyfriend or what?” – Marco again. Actually this happens about once every few weeks.
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