fallon “the queen of swords” fox
every time boys learn that i have an interest in women’s mma they are excited to ask me “what do you think about fallon fox,” who is a controversial transgender professional women’s mma fighter. first i turn the question back on them because i know that they are eager to express that they “think it is unfair” and “wrong” that she be allowed to fight (natural? raw?) women fighters. then i ask them what they think of steroid usage in the sport and the response is usually something like “it’s fine, i don’t really care about it.” they cannot seem to comprehend that there are many levels on which our bodies are acted upon, altered, and implemented by or with drugs and technology and they really don’t have much understanding of hormones, sex, or gender, yet they are absolutely horrified to think about somebody who was assigned male at birth being allowed to compete with women. they also seem to forget that no fighter ever has to take a fight that they don’t want to take and that fox has fought 6 professional opponents that were eager to enter the ring with her.