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Boy Wrestler Refuses To Compete With Girl (Sexual Harassment)
http://wmbriggs.com/blog/?p=3493 ^ | William M. Briggs

Posted on 02/18/2011 7:24:48 AM PST by mattstat

In Iowa, girls can now wrestle with boys—and not just in cars in the parking lot at the Friday night dance. But in the rings and on the mats. The news reports that one young man refused to wrestle with his female opponent in the State final. He did so because he was a gentleman of the Old School. We commend him. But his forfeit allowed the girl to “win,” thus beginning an accumulation of statistics showing equality between girls and boys.

Of course, at the distant end of the 1970s at good old St. Mary’s High where yours truly matriculated, allowing boys to wrestle girls would have produced a surge of enrollment on the wrestling team. But today’s youth are more in tune with the near desperate desire for equality, it having been inculcated in them in every class in every grade. So most will play along.

However, that pesky boy-girl dimorphism will haunt equality efforts. In that same Iowa tournament, the only other girl lost her match with a boy not as reticent as his teammate. Yet equality must be had! So how long before the first sexual harassment charge which will be used to cancel a boy’s win? How many new rules—in football, basketball, wrestling, and on and on—will be instituted delineating just how hard, when, and especially where a boy may touch a girl? These rules will be implemented not just because some women hate the idea of boys touching girls, but to increase the advantages of the girls whose biology otherwise limits them.

Constraining and restraining boys thusly will, of course, bring the object of desire, but it will also hurt the sports themselves. Who would want to watch football game where the boys are not allowed to tackle the girls? Or a wrestling match were the boys must maintain a strict distance between his hands and most of the girls’ bodies?

Remember folks: it was predicted here first.


TOPICS: Politics; Society; Sports
KEYWORDS: equality; iowa; wrestling

1 posted on 02/18/2011 7:24:56 AM PST by mattstat
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To: mattstat

bookmarked for later laughs


2 posted on 02/18/2011 7:26:46 AM PST by al baby (Hi Mom!!! <sarc>)
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To: mattstat

Don’t wins by forfeit usually have a nice asterisk next to them?


3 posted on 02/18/2011 7:27:00 AM PST by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: mattstat

There should be no wrestling, or any other contact sport, with mixed genders. It just shouldn’t happen.


4 posted on 02/18/2011 7:29:01 AM PST by Celtic Cross (Looking to escape to Idaho--Will work for keep.)
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To: mattstat

I’ve actually wanted to see this in basketball. About the only thing that would make girls bball interesting. Around 30 or so years ago the football college All-Stars would play the NFL Super Bowl winning team in August I believe.

I would pay to see a team of boys high school All Stars play the championship WNBA team.


5 posted on 02/18/2011 7:30:44 AM PST by 03A3
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To: mattstat

Many parents, especially fathers without boys, try to turn their daughters into sons. Unfortunately, society no longer reins them in. And what do you tell a boy? “Son, never ever touch or grab a girl by her breast or butt! Never place your head or hand in her crotch! Never force her head into your crotch! These things are wrong and will get you arrested for sexual assault! .... Well, unless you are at a school sanctioned event with people watching, and then its OK.... Well its, OK unless, she comes out of the match and makes accusations that you and your teammates purposefully did those things to humiliate her. In that case, you may still get arrested for sexual assault. Any how, have fun out there son.”


6 posted on 02/18/2011 7:30:44 AM PST by SampleMan (If all of the people currently oppressed shared a common geography, bullets would already be flying.)
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To: Celtic Cross
There should be no wrestling, or any other contact sport, with mixed genders. It just shouldn’t happen.

I agree 100%. My son is 10 and his basketball league is co-ed. Overall it works out OK but there are some girls who are quite a bit taller than the boys. This causes an issue when the tall girl is being guarded by a not so tall boy. Girl has ball - boy guards - girl turns around and the boy gets a face full of breasts. The boys immediately back off and the girl gets a free shot at the basket.

7 posted on 02/18/2011 7:33:31 AM PST by ninergold3 (Let Go and Let God - He IS In Control)
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To: mattstat

Good for him . . . shame on the school for forcing this to happen . . . shame on the girl for muddying the whole thing . . . go play in some other sport . . . the whole thing is just plain stupid


8 posted on 02/18/2011 7:35:51 AM PST by laweeks
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To: ninergold3

Breasts at 10? Anough to give a boy a face full?


9 posted on 02/18/2011 7:36:35 AM PST by NOVACPA
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To: mattstat

Glad to hear of this young man with some sense.


10 posted on 02/18/2011 7:39:50 AM PST by Cheryllynn
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To: NOVACPA

Hormones in the milk supply.


11 posted on 02/18/2011 7:39:50 AM PST by stars & stripes forever
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To: mattstat

The uni-sex movement by liberal busybodies has succeeded.


12 posted on 02/18/2011 7:40:44 AM PST by Huskrrrr
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To: NOVACPA

Yup - 10 and 11 year old girls. . .


13 posted on 02/18/2011 7:41:37 AM PST by ninergold3 (Let Go and Let God - He IS In Control)
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To: ninergold3
Girl has ball - boy guards - girl turns around and the boy gets a face full of breasts. The boys immediately back off and the girl gets a free shot at the basket.

Sounds fair to me...

14 posted on 02/18/2011 7:42:46 AM PST by FDNYRHEROES (In just His first 3 days, the War on Terror became the War on Free Speech.)
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To: mattstat

The boys father is most likely a lawyer.


15 posted on 02/18/2011 7:45:56 AM PST by bronxville
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To: mattstat

I believe it was a Marine General who once said;
“Any system which seeks to judge both sexes by one standard can only victimize one and shortchange the other.”

Proven, again, here.


16 posted on 02/18/2011 7:50:18 AM PST by SJSAMPLE
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To: mattstat

The author didn’t need to extrapolate. In fact, what the boy did was exactly the right thing when confronted with this situation.

He did not cooperate with the effort at political correctness, and then, even more important, he did not give any statement as to why, that could later be used to attack him, demean him, and demand further political correctness.

By refusing to play along, he defeats the entire purpose of the exercise. So the girl wins—nothing. Great trophy there, girl. Where’d you buy it? Did somebody buy it for you? Like in the Special Olympics, everybody wins!

There is no victory there. No achievement. No real reward. Not even a competition. The socialist conclusion—mediocrity, gray and empty. The equality of bland and nutrition-less.

Some parents in California demand that their children play competitive sports, but without competing. But the kids don’t play along with their parents. They secretly keep scores, meet later and agree who won and who lost, and by how much. They want their victories and defeats, even if their parents have “issues” with competition, winning and losing, because they are neurotic.

Ironically, there can be a competitive consolation prize for her, if she chooses to do so. While this form of wrestling is effectively closed to female-male competition, it is not the only sport of this kind.

Judo, for example, has long had mixed male-female competition. It has everything western style wrestling has, and more. In it she could accomplish real victory and defeat, with no doubts as to her prowess or ability. It would be hers to win or lose.

She will get nothing—nothing, because she is a female. And she will not be at any great disadvantage because of her strength, either, because strength is not the most important asset in judo.


17 posted on 02/18/2011 7:56:44 AM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: SJSAMPLE

Which General?


18 posted on 02/18/2011 7:57:15 AM PST by mattstat
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To: mattstat

I think all the boys on the basket ball team should go demand to be put on the girls volley ball team. I mean it’s only fair since there is no boys volleyball in Iowa.


19 posted on 02/18/2011 8:00:25 AM PST by RightOnTheBorder
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To: mattstat

A Marine one.

I read his interview years ago about women in combat and a single set of standards for such roles.

I’ll look for the quote with to Google and if I find it, I’ll get back to you.


20 posted on 02/18/2011 8:01:34 AM PST by SJSAMPLE
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To: mattstat

LOL.
I googled the quote and the first hit brought me back to my own posting.

Go figure.
Some day, maybe I will be credited with this quote.


21 posted on 02/18/2011 8:04:57 AM PST by SJSAMPLE
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To: SJSAMPLE

That’s one way to fame!


22 posted on 02/18/2011 8:06:40 AM PST by mattstat
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To: mattstat

The dominant educational theory today is to treat boys as if they were dysfunctional girls.


23 posted on 02/18/2011 8:24:27 AM PST by PGR88
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To: mattstat

Lose/Lose situation for the boy.

If he wins, he is a loser for beating a “girl”, and if he loses, he was beat by a girl, try living with that in High School. I have to agree with him, dont wrestle.


24 posted on 02/18/2011 8:32:14 AM PST by ConservativeChris
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To: mattstat

Based on wrestling moves I’ve seen or just heard about, if those things were done in any other venue, the guy would be charged with sexual assault. It is simply not appropriate for boys and girls to wrestle on the same team.


25 posted on 02/18/2011 8:37:17 AM PST by MEGoody (Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.)
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To: mattstat

The ‘libbers’ will not rest until every gal has a penis and no tits, and every boy has a period.


26 posted on 02/18/2011 8:46:32 AM PST by arrdon (Never underestimate the stupidity of the American voter.)
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To: mattstat

There is no rest for the ‘libbers’ until every gal has a penis and no tits to go bad and every boy has a period.


27 posted on 02/18/2011 8:48:10 AM PST by arrdon (Never underestimate the stupidity of the American voter.)
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To: arrdon
There is no rest for the ‘libbers’ until every gal has a penis and no tits to go bad and every boy has a period.

I guess they could just call for mandatory brain transplants.
28 posted on 02/18/2011 8:49:21 AM PST by aruanan
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

Sparring - yes.

Competition - no.

YMMV on that.


29 posted on 02/18/2011 8:58:31 AM PST by BenKenobi (Don't expect to build up the weak by pulling down the strong. - Silent Cal)
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To: mattstat

I think the young man was being very practical. It’s kinda hard to wrestle with a gal without getting a stiffy.


30 posted on 02/18/2011 9:46:21 AM PST by paddles ("The more corrupt the state, the more it legislates." Tacitus)
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To: mattstat

good for him. the whole “equality” thing is a scam and at worst, deadly.

before i was deployed to iraq in the army, i had to go through “combat lifesaver” training. one of the drills was to pick up your buddy (in smoke and with a soundtrack of shooting and bombs going off) in the firemans carry and run 50 yards, and put him over a 4’ tall wall. the two females in our class were paired up and given a stretcher. I though “gee, i hope if i get shot her friend is there with the stretcher”. (fortunately, I got home without being shot).


31 posted on 02/18/2011 11:28:15 AM PST by stompk
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