Gender segregation in Leagues
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Posted 2/18/13 , edited 2/18/13
Years back in english class Isabelle Beisiegel being allowed to play in the PGA tour was the first major lecture on people being sexist for not wanting to let her play. It's sexist to not allow women on the PGA but isn't when it comes to not allowing men on the LPGA. Then again some people would argue that it's unfair to just have sports leagues not based on gender. Allowing women into men's leagues and not vice versa will only add fuel to the fire of people paying more attention to the men's league and considering it the real sport.

Then this is where Dwight comes in saying: "What's the argument here? NBA/ WNBA. One is a sport, one is a joke. I love sports, I love jokes. Room for all."
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Posted 2/18/13 , edited 2/18/13
Hmm, by Dwight, do u mean Dwight Howard?

But anyway, I don't think there's much to argue (at least on the professional sports level). Whether we wish to acknowledge it or not, a woman and a man are built differently... can u imagine women playing in the NFL? Personally, I think men should strive to be the best man in their sport, and women should strive to be the best woman in their sport.
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Posted 5/1/13
All I could think about here was the NES game "Baseball Stars", which lets you have men and women players on your team.
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Posted 5/2/13 , edited 5/4/13
I'm thinking they mean Dwight Schrute of The Office.

Anyway, I get the old school thinking of strength and power being only associated with men and not women which is why there are separate leagues. At least that's what I'd like to think. But I also contend that if a woman is just as strong, has as much ability, and just as skilled shouldn't they be given a chance to play in any male dominated sport? Tryout just the same as any man would to show their abilities, to prove themselves just as any prospect would when being drafted. Who wouldn't want a better player, even if it is a woman? I want to believe that society is ready for that sort of thing, but like anywhere else there will be opposition to it whether it be for the logistics of having separate changing rooms in clubhouses, extensive coverage by the media, or old fashioned chauvinism. I coach a little league team and there are girl players on other teams that play better than majority of other kids. I guess all I'm saying is that they need a chance and women will show they're just as capable as men, as they've always done.
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Posted 5/4/13
Overall, I get why men's and women's leagues are separate. Men and women are built differently and have strengths in different areas. However, I don't agree with certain things in women's sports being watered down just because it's the women's version. Not everything needs a women's version (like push ups for instance).
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Posted 5/4/13 , edited 5/4/13
I think women sports are a must so that women who have a passion for the sport can actually compete in it and if they allowed men then they would dominate just like in the NFL and NBA.

I know there is no rule against women in the NFL. It is just so physically demanding that it's hard for women to be considered. Although there was almost a women kicker this year but it turned out she only tried out to publicize her new business and was terrible.

With the PGA though I feel like there shouldn't be different leagues I am no golfer but I see golf as more of a technique sport rather than a sport relying on physical ability. So I see no reason why a women couldn't compete in the PGA.
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