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Old July 6 2012, 08:32 AM   #1
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high school wrestling: girls on boys' teams

What do you think.. should girls be on boys' teams?
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Old July 6 2012, 06:35 PM   #2
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Re: high school wrestling: girls on boys' teams

If they weren't, they probably wouldn't have enough girls to have their own team.
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Old July 7 2012, 10:09 AM   #3
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Re: high school wrestling: girls on boys' teams

Dumb idea. A lot of boys are understandably reluctant to wrestle a girl. I know I wouldn't, at least not in public. Common sense is just as important as "equality."
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Old July 7 2012, 10:44 AM   #4
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Re: high school wrestling: girls on boys' teams

No.

There are better ways of getting girls to roll around with you.
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Old July 7 2012, 08:54 PM   #5
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Re: high school wrestling: girls on boys' teams

They did it in "Diary of a Wimpy Kid". Not that *that* means anything.
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Old July 7 2012, 09:44 PM   #6
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Re: high school wrestling: girls on boys' teams

Are we having this whole debate again?

If the girls can compete fairly in boys' team (i.e. there isn't a large difference in body mass and muscle power), then I don't see any reason why they can't compete with them.

Gender segregation in sports is needed to ensure that female players get a fair competition in activities where different size and muscle power give male players a significan advantage.

Not because some boys could get uncomfortable touching boobies. Get over it.
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Old July 8 2012, 12:24 AM   #7
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Re: high school wrestling: girls on boys' teams

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If they weren't, they probably wouldn't have enough girls to have their own team.
Pretty much this. If possible, having them separate makes sense, but it isn't always possible.
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Old July 8 2012, 01:03 AM   #8
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Re: high school wrestling: girls on boys' teams

Of course.

One reason why we have to endure all this gender inequality shit, and people struggling with being uncomfortable with the other sex, uncomfortable with perfectly normal physical contact, is because we separate them for a very long time.

When there's no unfair physical advantage, then there's no problem. And then again, there are lot of sports where all that physical disadvantage talk is just a pretended argument.

Dumb idea. A lot of boys are understandably reluctant to wrestle a girl. I know I wouldn't, at least not in public.
Why? What's the problem?

There are better ways of getting girls to roll around with you.
Are you really that sexually insecure that you can only think of that one?

Gender segregation in sports is needed to ensure that female players get a fair competition in activities where different size and muscle power give male players a significan advantage.

Not because some boys could get uncomfortable touching boobies. Get over it.
Exactly!
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Old July 8 2012, 01:26 AM   #9
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Re: high school wrestling: girls on boys' teams

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Dumb idea. A lot of boys are understandably reluctant to wrestle a girl. I know I wouldn't, at least not in public. Common sense is just as important as "equality."
O RLY?
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Old July 12 2012, 01:26 AM   #10
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Re: high school wrestling: girls on boys' teams

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Gender segregation in sports is needed to ensure that female players get a fair competition in activities where different size and muscle power give male players a significan advantage.
Luckily, wrestling is one of those sports that factors in size to the competitive nature. A physically fit athletic woman who weighed the same as I did would be a fair match. I wrestled in high school, and would have had no problem wrestling a girl in my weight class (at the time, 152). Shoot, a 152 lb athletic teenage woman would have been intimidating.

The reason most other sports are gender segregated is that the average female weighs nowhere near what the average male weighs.
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Old July 12 2012, 07:20 AM   #11
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All sports should be co-ed.
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Old July 12 2012, 07:43 AM   #12
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No, that would make it impossible for girls to compete in mosts sports at all after puberty.
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Old July 12 2012, 08:39 AM   #13
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Re: high school wrestling: girls on boys' teams

Mr. Laser Beam wrote: View Post
Mr. B wrote: View Post
Dumb idea. A lot of boys are understandably reluctant to wrestle a girl. I know I wouldn't, at least not in public. Common sense is just as important as "equality."
O RLY?
Yeah, you won't find anything here which wasn't discussed the last time in that thread.

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Gender segregation in sports is needed to ensure that female players get a fair competition in activities where different size and muscle power give male players a significan advantage.
Luckily, wrestling is one of those sports that factors in size to the competitive nature. A physically fit athletic woman who weighed the same as I did would be a fair match. I wrestled in high school, and would have had no problem wrestling a girl in my weight class (at the time, 152). Shoot, a 152 lb athletic teenage woman would have been intimidating.

The reason most other sports are gender segregated is that the average female weighs nowhere near what the average male weighs.
Yep, exactly my point.
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Old July 12 2012, 02:54 PM   #14
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Seems like a sexual harassment lawsuit waiting to happen.
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Old July 12 2012, 03:04 PM   #15
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