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tomreedtoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-29-09 03:08 PM
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6. There is no fairness about high school sports.
Mind you, I'd love to see football and all other high school sports programs shut down completely, and have the football players taught numbers, colors and how to read.

But as long as we have to let the Neanderthals be treated like they were real human beings, we should allow females to participate equally in sports. But girls' sports don't make money. (The WNBA had lots of 1/3 full arenas, most of them lesbians, which weren't enough of a market to make the big bucks.)

It's not specifically sexism - that is, the opposition isn't completely sexist. It's who makes the freaking money for the franchise owners.
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  -On girls/boys school sports teams. backtoblue  May-29-09 02:59 PM   #0 
  - i thought there were laws about this?? i thought there were laws to make sure they both  ejpoeta   May-29-09 03:02 PM   #1 
  - Title IX is for college sports. No such protection for high school sports. n/t  FSogol   May-29-09 03:03 PM   #2 
  - Title IX also covers high school, as do many state and local laws  LostinVA   Jun-14-09 07:43 AM   #38 
  - not for high school kiddies.  backtoblue   May-29-09 03:06 PM   #4 
     - it's like girls having to fight to play on the football team or hockey or anything else.  ejpoeta   May-29-09 03:18 PM   #10 
        - I wanted to play football when I was in the 7th grade.  backtoblue   May-29-09 03:27 PM   #14 
        - i'm surprised they didn't say your delicate body would get hurt by the rough boys.  ejpoeta   May-29-09 03:31 PM   #16 
        - or boys fighting to play on the field hockey team  paulsby   May-29-09 04:35 PM   #22 
  - Is not Football an "American Tradition" or some other  PM Martin   May-29-09 03:05 PM   #3 
  - High school really reinforces the 2nd class status of women and girls. nt  Captain Hilts   May-29-09 05:45 PM   #27 
  - Yah, and the local newspaper had photos of the losing boys' team,  MineralMan   May-29-09 03:08 PM   #5 
  - There is no fairness about high school sports.  tomreedtoon   May-29-09 03:08 PM   #6 
  - Academics need to be given priority.  PM Martin   May-29-09 03:11 PM   #7 
  - Indeed (he said, pointing at your title and chuckling)...  MineralMan   May-29-09 03:12 PM   #9 
  - "Ace demics?" Don't worry, I won't rag on your spelling.  tomreedtoon   May-29-09 03:24 PM   #11 
  - ::smiling::  backtoblue   May-29-09 03:56 PM   #21 
  - Don't forget shapes. Shapes are real important.  MineralMan   May-29-09 03:11 PM   #8 
  - Yeah, the shape of your genetalia..sorry, had to say it  backtoblue   May-29-09 03:36 PM   #18 
  - Well, there is that.  MineralMan   May-29-09 03:40 PM   #19 
     - Check out this discussion.  backtoblue   May-29-09 03:48 PM   #20 
        - I saw that thread. Very disturbing.  MineralMan   May-29-09 06:46 PM   #30 
  - spare me the pernicious myth  paulsby   May-29-09 04:48 PM   #23 
     - Thank you. nt  Captain Hilts   May-29-09 05:46 PM   #28 
  - if we allowed females to participate "equally"  paulsby   May-29-09 04:50 PM   #24 
  - Guess you haven't been assaulted by a football player, then.  tomreedtoon   May-29-09 10:49 PM   #31 
     - well at least you are honest about your prejudice  paulsby   May-30-09 12:25 AM   #32 
     - Neanderthals  TellTheTruth82   Jun-03-09 06:51 AM   #33 
  - All football players are by no means "Neanderthals." Some are smart.  Captain Hilts   May-29-09 05:44 PM   #26 
  - Can't argue with any of your points, but there's an unfortunate hierarchy in school sports. . .  Journeyman   May-29-09 03:25 PM   #12 
  - Let girls play baseball rather than 'slow/soft'ball. Ugh! nt  Captain Hilts   May-29-09 05:47 PM   #29 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   May-29-09 03:26 PM   #13 
  - The point is that the revenue should be split equally between the two teams.  backtoblue   May-29-09 03:29 PM   #15 
  - in high school it isn't supposed to be about revenue. they get a budget for sports  ejpoeta   May-29-09 03:34 PM   #17 
     - Boys teams are supplemented by boosters and tickets  IDFbunny   Jun-09-09 06:22 PM   #34 
  - A lot more people pay to see football, no matter how lousy. Both basketball teams should be treated  Captain Hilts   May-29-09 05:43 PM   #25 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Jun-13-09 07:46 PM   #35 
  - Awesome.  HarukaTheTrophyWife   Jun-13-09 10:29 PM   #36 
  - Are you really this bored?  LostinVA   Jun-14-09 07:45 AM   #39 
  - That is actually breaking Federal law -- it's against Title IX  HarukaTheTrophyWife   Jun-14-09 07:41 AM   #37 
  - thanks  backtoblue   Jun-15-09 04:33 PM   #41 
  - The school has to show a proportionate support for girls and boys teams.  donco6   Jun-14-09 08:52 PM   #40 

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