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r_amythest
Sep. 29th, 2006 01:19 am (UTC)
Rather randomly dropping in and all, but while I agree with you on the specific case, don't you think that males going into the female division of sports is different from the other way around? When, say, some girl goes onto the boys' basketball team, she becomes only competent if she was pretty much the best of her own gender's division before, and since it was voluntary, I don't think the voluntary disadvantage is something that should keep mandate her off the team. On the other hand, when a guy goes into the girls' division, they naturally have all that body weight and larger muscles that their gender gives them, and a voluntary advantage is quite different. So it's as if, if you can't compete against other guys, so you go and squish the comparatively weaker girls' team.

Not sure about guys going into the courses offered only for girls, though... I can sort of see both sides.

On a slightly more relevant note, last year, our (male) hockey team had no goalie, so they took the varsity field hockey team's excellent goalie and had her goaltend for them. If I recall correctly, they did extremely well. I think they might've been undefeated, though that might be my mind playing tricks on me.
superbus
Sep. 29th, 2006 01:36 am (UTC)
I thought I made my point very clear that I am AGAINST boys joining most girls sports teams, especially considering the fact that most of the sports that girls are competetive against boys in by nature are individual sports anyway, and usually have boys as it is (exception: field hockey).

The best girl on my high school basketball team wasn't even competant in our pick-up games. She would make open shots, and that was it. And if it's checking hockey? Forget it. Only the VERY, VERY rare can compete.
r_amythest
Sep. 29th, 2006 01:59 am (UTC)
Really? So much for my accuracy in speed-reading before dinner. *checks* ... I missed the very vital 't on the end of can't. Oops.

And yeah, for the most part, a female going into the male division is either exceptionally talented or simply masochistic, or something. My point was that it wouldn't be unfair to either teams if the girl happened to honestly make the cut, when it rarely happens. Which isn't really a necessary point, since it's mostly for the sake of my above point, which was made due to reading errors....
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