Thursday, September 11, 2008

Viva las Cholitas!

Hey Sam,

I know that we haven't posted to this since even before the Benoit tragedy, but I wanted to share this article with any of those who stop by the blog still. Nat Geo covered a wrestling league on the outskirts of La Paz, Bolivia, and how women wrestlers use their position to overcome the barriers of tradition and culture that women face in South American life.

The league generally keeps to your more traditional good and evil "separate and simplified sphere of reality" storylines like we saw during the regional days, but there's a twinge of self-reflexivity in there too. I like how the lady heels say "I'm the ones the gringos came to see!"