Friday, 14 September 2012

As read on Skepchick

I will start by linking the article:

This is the headline that got my attention: Top female golfer might be kicked off boys team. I hear, “This isn’t fair because a girl is kicking our ass.” Suck it up, dudes. From Alyssa

I would like to enquire if it also works the other way around? Or if it just a one-way solution?
Because that would be sexist.

Let me tell you a little story. When I was younger, I was of even smaller stature than I am now, believe it or not, but I was playing soccer. I wasn't very good. So the time came to there being a tournament. The team that was in my age-group had sufficient players, where as the one below didn't. (It was 11-12 and 13-14 for instance). So I had the option of playing on the younger team. So I did. And we won. I scored the most goals. As a midfielder. This was of course unfair, right? So let's just say that I got the chance to lead the female team to victory, would this be unfair? Why? If the roles were reversed, would it still be unfair?

So if a female is allowed to play on the boys team, why isn't a male allowed to play on the female team? Or should we make exceptions only in certain situations?

So suck it up girls? 

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