Under The Ropes

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Under The Ropes
Emma Thomas is a Muay Thai fighter living in Thailand. Under the Ropes follows her story and highlights the issues she comes across as a foreign female fighter finding her way through a male-dominated sport in its original birthplace
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  • Defining Consent in Thailand 4 days ago Last year, I wrote a feature for feminist travel magazine Unearth Women‘s Consent Issue. I interviewed Wipaphan ‘Nana’ Wongswawang, founder of ThaiConsent. She talked to me about sexism, rape culture, politics and patriarchy in Thailand. Here’s the article, ‘Defining Consent in...
  • Thailand's Pro Wrestlers - Gatoh Move 3 weeks ago In eight years of living in Thailand, I’d never heard of a local wrestling scene until a couple of months ago. I was at a women’s stand-up comedy night when someone mentioned a local promotion named Gatoh Move. Having recently binged the first two seasons of Glow, I’d become enamoured with...
  • Muay Thai Shorts in Fashion - 'Tainting Tradition'? 2 months ago Muay Thai shorts have been making frequent appearances in the fashion world recently, and not everyone is happy about it. Most notably, they appeared in Versace’s Fall/Winter 2019 collection. Models strutted down the catwalk in what Versace called ‘silk boxer shorts’ paired with blazers.  ...
  • Resources for Women in Bangkok - Support for Survivors of Abuse and Domestic Violence 3 months ago According to a survey last year, 1 in 6 Thai women in heterosexual relationships reported experiencing intimate partner violence. In another survey, 42% said they’d been forced into sexual acts with their boyfriends or husbands. In Thailand, domestic violence is often viewed as a private matter...
  • Resources for Women in Bangkok - Sexual Health Services 3 months ago When searching for information about sexual health checks for women in Bangkok, I found that the resources online were lacking. While there were a few sites targeted toward men who have sex with men, and lots of posts by men on various expat forums and blogs, there was nothing specifically for or...

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Website Reviews » There are 3 reviews on Under The Ropes

Justin
15:50 PM March 20, 2014

I check up on this blog regularly. A lot of the topics translate to issues of Muay Thai fighters around the world, but it's especially interesting to hear it from someone embedded in the Thai culture.

Kenneth Haley
16:20 PM March 20, 2014

Great blog on Muay Thai. Explaining lot of Thai culture and history.

Kevin
20:18 PM December 10, 2017

Well crafted and interesting stories, which inspire and educate.

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