Thus, while it would be unfair for women to compete against men in sports such as wrestling and cross-country due to the advantages that men have in muscle-power and endurance, it would likewise be unfair to have men compete against women in gymnastics or figure skating, where women have the natural advantage. Men and women are physically different. Many laws have been put into place to assure that there is no discrimination against women, but there remains one area in which many people still disagree: sports. I don't think females should be allowed to play on men's sports teams simply because I believe that it wouldn't be equality, but completely opposite of that. Not only would there be potential problems among athletes if men and women were to be integrated in sports, but problems with fans could also arise. Girls are better at gymnastics, and boys are better at other sports. Send an email to opiniondesk.
This means that if women and men were to play together on the same teams in sports then many excellent women athletes would be overlooked when put alongside men athletes. We also have to take into account the economic considerations. Team players can learn from one another, particularly from differences in the ways males and females process information. Huge advancements have been made for women's rights. As long as they receive the same opportunities and training within each sport as men do, women will be placed on equal footing with men in terms of athletics. I still stick with my guns though and say they shouldn't mix its to much trouble.
If a girl wants to play on the football or basketball team, you are nobody to forbid it to due her gender. In this vein, any change in sports that is made to accommodate women will likely see strong opposition by fans. It isn't fair for a man and woman to be in Boxing match with each other. For example, Professor LaVaque-Manty mentioned in lecture that a female athlete may earn a first-place score when playing against other women, but when her score is compared to that of men in the same sport it may just look average. . Also, nobody who has ever watched Serena Williams play tennis can deny that sheer skill is what has won her 23 although her muscles definitely help.
I'm answering this question as if it applies to professional sports. Some women might be stronger than some men but as a general rule men are stronger. For one, they would need to invest in separate changing and shower areas. Ross This post is part of the following threads: , — ongoing stories on this site. This in turn would promote their equality in sports compared to men. Teams should include both genders and should be about how good they play.
If the women are from Baseball than I don't have much of a problem with mixing it in, but if they do mix it in they better do a bunch at the same time because the hate would be horrible for the first person. Boys and girls are the same rights. Few women competed in sports until the late 19 th and early 20 th centuries when social changes in Europe and North America occurred. Boys are physically stronger than girls. But I don't think women and men should be mixing it up on the football field or something.
However, that does not mean girls are too fragile to play sports with guys. If a female athlete can perform better than a male athlete, this female athlete should be allowed to compete with, and beat, the male athlete. Well, I'd love to see you put some ice skates on and I can show you just how hard a girl can hit. Even a longtime baseball player said that minor league teams could handle the situation. The fact that bowling's governing body is made up of men and women eased her transition. I mean having a really really pretty girl in a sport with men can hurt the game.
In most cases,girls simply won't be able to hang with the boys, boys are stronger and tougher generally speaking. Blacks athletes tend to dominate Running, whereas whites tend to dominate Swimming. This would imply the gender leagues are otherwise equal, show a more realistic ranking without forcing a lot of the female sports women out of their livelihood. Plain and simple, females are the weaker vessels of the two sexes. The idea of changing the rules of a sport to make women more competitive seems a bit over the top though. Reach the columnist at lallnatt asu.
I am however for maybe an occasional nothing matters men vs. Coed teams can mean smaller coaching staffs than what would be needed for separate, sexually-segregated teams. But how can opportunities be created that are really equal also in terms of popularity and payment in the case of men and women? Fortunately, this is certainly not the case, or it does not have to be at least. But if a woman can compete at the same level as her male counterparts why shouldn't they be able to be on the same team? As I mentioned earlier, even women athletes who are outstanding and train extremely hard do not usually have records that are as good as the best men athletes in the sport. It is really as simple as that. If so, you know why I say no. I did not know who to side with.
If sports were be gender mixed, this makes girls feel under pressure, making them feel extremely nervous and scatter back. Take tennis for example: Players who are stronger and more physically adept hold an advantage in some areas of the game, but players who are more talented skill-wise are better overall. Finally, in terms of professional sports, female athletes should have the possibility to be paid just as much as their male counterparts, which is most certainly not the case today. I hope that one day Marta will play on the same team as Messi; that gender segregation in team sports will end, and humanity will be better for it. Email This Story Send email to this address Enter Your Name Add a comment here Verification Send Email Cancel Over the past few decades, a huge feminist force within our society has pushed for greater equality between men and women, both in rights and in opportunities. If it was all about physicality, then players would be judged and recruited around edge case statistics like the fractions of seconds to reaching a ball — in reality, those are just one of myriad such stats that coaches look at. Where would they change and shower? On the other hand, women will have the advantage in sports requiring balance and flexibility due to their naturally more flexible muscles.
Due to higher levels of testosterone, men generally have more muscle mass, larger hearts and more red blood cells, giving them greater endurance and speed. Another argument against girls playing sports with boys is that if a boy were going against a girl in sports, the boy might feel awkward or protective and not play as aggressively, giving the girl an advantage. If girls really want to play then they should be able too. But Chang said some, such as Patrick, are able to defy their size. In his study, Anderson followed heterosexual male university cheerleaders, who had all previously played high school football. Integrating team sports could do a significant amount to change this.