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WWE: What has happened to the women's division?

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Anyone who watched WWE back in the late 1990's and early 2000's will tell you of the impressive women's division that was on display - Chyna, Lita, Trish Stratus, Sable, Ivoly, Molly Holly and Gail Kim were just a few of the talented wrestlers at the WWE. 

These were women to look up to, women who you watched and felt proud to be part of their gender. These were women who were part of the first ever female main event on SmackDown - a steel cage match between Trish Stratus and Victoria.

WWE had a women's championship, which Lita won four times and Trish Stratus won a record seven times - before her retirement in September 2006. Both of which were inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame, a big event the day before WrestleMania, however none of the current 'divas' will ever get this far.

Chyna won the Intercontinental Championship, a title which has only ever been won by men and no woman since has ever held it, she also took part in the Royal Rumble, a 30-man over the top rope battle.

These are the role models I want for my kids, women who show that they can be attractive but can hold their own against men, women who are not afraid to get involved in a no disqualification match and are not afraid to get hurt.

What do my kids have as role models? Women who wear clothes suitable for the beach, women who can't actually fight but it doesn't matter as long as they look the part, women who no longer have a Women's Championship but a Divas Championship. 

WWE are making women feel inferior - where are the women I see all over the wrestling circuit like ODB like Beth Phoenix? The powerhouses that have worked their whole lives for that one shot at the WWE ring. 

Not women they have found in a divas search which basically looks for self absorbed women who look good and know how to tell you how good they look.

WWE turned itself into a family show a good few years ago and with that they decided that all the women should wear shorts instead of skirts and trousers, to make it more appropriate for kids to watch.

However, a 'diva' manages to date every guy in the locker room and can still win the Diva's championship, how is that a good example for kids?

They are telling my kids that they can have any man they want and still get the gold.That's not how the world works and it's not what they should be teaching.

It's the worst example of male domination I have ever seen and if the WWE want their audience to be male and female then they need to stop thinking about what boys want to look at and start thinking about what girls want to look up to!

 

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