To: Jack Hydrazine
Men's lacrosse is more aggressive because of the rules. In men's Lacrosse, you are allowed to hit, like in hockey, not in women's— only stick on stick (now that sounds funny! :)), I can't really be any more specific because that's the husbands sport and he's sleeping. He went to Syracuse, and played Lacrosse from an early age. He thinks that girls should be able to hit because our 9 year old is a tough one! But I think it's unfair for boys to be on girls teams, they develop differently and are more muscular by high school. And I'm sure my husband would not have wanted to play with girls— what does it prove? If a girl can play a boys sport, like football, it's usually because she is exceptional. If a boy forces his way onto a girls team, well I guess the hubby would say he's a 5 letter word for a cat that starts with a P. just sayin...
Women fought for Title 9 for EVERYONE, not just ourselves. This is why there is no “forcing” (your word) of a male onto a woman’s team! Please, as a woman, I am begging you to stop this line of thinking. It makes us look like whiners. I have 3 boys and I hope they get to play any sport, instrument, whatever they want without ridicule or judgement. If your husband thinks a boy playing on a girls’ team is a P****, then I feel really sorry for you & your daughter b/c all he’s putting out there is that women are inferior & that it’s a step down for a boy to join them. Really sad commentary from a father to a daughter.
posted on 11/17/2010 12:55:17 PM PST
(Women fought for Title 9 for EVERYONE. We're grateful for its equality & don't assume any less of us)
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