Women Empowered Shares “Get Your Hands Off It” Music Video For International Women’s Day

Intention is everything. In honor of International Women’s Day, the Women Empowered collective at Gracie University released a unique music video covering Beyoncé Knowles’ “Single Ladies” track. The famous line “If you like it then you shoulda put a ring on it” is replaced with “If you like it then you shouldn’t put your hands on it.” The point of the message is for women to establish and enforce boundaries, using jiu-jitsu principles as a foundational component for developing the confidence to stand up to unwanted physical touching. Check out the project below:

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SOUND ON! 🔊🎵⁣ In honor of #InternationalWomensDay we release this reminder that women’s bodies aren’t objects to be touched, grabbed, or controlled. They belong to us, and we will gladly let you know if we want you to touch them. We love that @womenempoweredgjj helps us all to enforce boundaries regarding our personal space or safety. And yes, men, in case you are in disbelief, this stuff actually happens to women. Like, every women. ever. starting at an early age. ⁣ 🎥 @davidismo 🎞 @seulgifilms ⁣ BTS 🎥@repslabel ⁣ ⁣ Thank you to @zandi_dj for giving your beautiful voice (and time!) to this project. You are a star in so many ways. ⁣ ⁣ Thank you to @renergracie @ryrongracie @noahpapi @jasonwesley_ @craighanaumi for believing in the need for this video and pretending to be the best creepers you could be. No men were hurt in the making of this video! ⁣ ⁣ Thank you to @vicgracie for always believing in what we can accomplish together! ⁣ ⁣ Thanks to everyone who helped make this creation possible. @__leesuhhh @madre_losangeles @alia.fatima.khan @_elle_e_ess_ @skye_bee_mat @phepherose @georginatolentino @zerofuckswithclaude and all of the #womenempowered students who showed up for this!! ⁣ ⁣ Of course, thank you @beyonce for being a source of inspiration for so many women. 👑 🐝 ⁣ ⁣ #consent #womenempowered #graciejiujitsu #jiujitsuforwomen #selfdefense #boundaries⁣

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Dr. Arman Fathi
Dr. Arman Fathi is a staff contributor for the Jiu-Jitsu Times. He is a licensed Doctor of Chiropractic in the State of California and a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt under the Redzovic family in Chicago. He is currently living in Southern California training under Professor Eddie Bravo at 10th Planet HQ and Professors Ryron & Rener Gracie at Gracie University HQ. He is the head instructor and owner/operator of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Laguna Hills. Learn more and claim your free 10-day trial at www.gracielagunahills.com. Alavanca fight gear www.Alavanca.com Quikflip Apparel Visit www.quikflipapparel.com and enter code FLIP10 for 10% off any order. Arman can be found on Instagram @Dr_Arman_Hammer.


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