Wednesday, December 13, 2006

New York Women Release Anger by Jell-O Wrestling

By day Sandra Martinez works at a New York law firm, but by night she throws off her conservative image and becomes "Sandra Claws" -- an amateur female Jell-O wrestler.

At a grungy live music bar on New York's Lower East Side, she joined 11 other women to do battle -- several for the first time -- in a blue, blow-up kiddie pool decorated with orange fish and filled with warm, clear clumps of an unflavored version of the gelatin dessert.

"It (lets us do) things we probably want to do to women sometimes that we dislike, but we have a forum where we can express it in a fun and safe way," said Martinez, a 27-year-old business development specialist.

Her competitors, with day jobs including nanny and marketing manager, introduce each other by stage names -- Tinsel the Bohemian Christmas Fairy, Parcel of Power, Chocolate Thunder and Backhand Betty.

"The show is done for the girls, put together by girls, as something that's a fun, friendly competition," said Dana Sterling, 31, who has organized the "Amateur Female Jello Wrestling" competition once a month for the last three years.

"It's really hard to explain to my mother," said Sterling, who by day works as a lighting designer. "It really is a sport, it's a satire sport."

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