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Teen Skepchick’s Reality Checks 11.23

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  1. November 25, 2012 at 1:06 pm —

    I remember a case many years ago about a girl being allowed to play on a high school football team…until someone actually tackled her, and there was a big fuss about it. I cannot see how this can avoid becoming a lose-lose proposition: Allow girls to play violent sports with boys, and you are “condoning violence against women”. Don’t allow them, and it’s sexism. Change the sport to be less violent, and you have ended that sport so far as its fans are concerned.

    • November 25, 2012 at 1:27 pm —

      So…people can’t see the difference between playing a violent sport and beating someone up for no reason? Boys can play football and still be expected to realize that you can’t be violent outside that context. Why should we have a different standard when girls are involved?

      • November 25, 2012 at 3:24 pm —

        So, you would not get all bent out of shape when girls sustain injuries playing football with boys. Good for you. Unfortunately, not everyone is so logical. In that high school case I remember (before Google got started, sorry), parents went ballistic.

        • November 25, 2012 at 3:32 pm —

          I’m not surprised by the reaction, it just seems like an example of the double standard that we put on boys and girls. It seems like if we can trust boys to compartmentalize the behavior when that behavior is directed at other boys, we can do that when girls are involved, as well. That is all I’m saying.

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