Japanese mayor criticizes sumo tradition as sexist

Takarazuka City Mayor Tomoko Nakagawa said that she is frustrated and pained by the sexist tradition in sumo. In the sport, the ring is considered sacred and women are prohibited from entering. Earlier this month a few women, who were medical professionals were debarred from entering the ring even as they entered to save the life a mayor who was delivering a speech from inside the ring and fell unconscious.

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