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Jess A The Morris Ring - know this organization's health? (126* d) RE: The Morris Ring - know this organization's health? 30 Jul 07

As said I think elsewhere in the above thread, there seem to be a fair few individuals and/or individual sides who are anti-women dancing the morris (I've been on the receiving end of this a few times but, to be fair, not often, while dancing with Pecsaetan).

The Morris Ring itself as an organisation certainly doesn't seem to have a problem the whole thing in my experience - although we are an all female Cotswold side they've been helpful, supportive, and downright complimentary when we've had contact with them. And so for that matter have all the Ring sides we've ever had anything to do with. We've danced out with lots of them at different events and they've pretty much all been lovely and friendly too.

I wish I could understand what the individuals who are against women dancing are objecting to, but I've never had a discussion with anybody about it where I could detect much of a thread of logic in their argument, and when it comes down to it I can't bring myself to care that much. I love the morris and I'm going to carry on dancing it regardless.

I am awaiting Bromyard with a certain degree of amusement, where, to my knowledge, Pecsaetan will be the first women's cotswold side ever to dance at the festival. Hope we'll go down well.

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