Skip to comments.Brand new set of baseball bleachers torn down after ruling…girls softball team’s seats must be equal
Posted on 04/01/2014 6:32:35 AM PDT by Olog-hai
A new set of seating is being torn down outside the Plymouth Wildcats varsity boys baseball field, not long before the season begins, because the fields for boys and girls athletics must be equal. [ ]
(A)fter a complaint, the U.S Education Departments Office for Civil Rights investigated the new addition and says it must be torn down. It says the facility was no longer equal to the girls softball field next door, which has old bleachers and an old scoreboard.
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Feed from the federal trough, obey federal rules.
Thank Nixon for this.
Yep, tear DOWN the seating in the boys’ field...
Don’t THINK of BUILDING the same type of seating in the girls’ instead...
That’s equality for ya. -Lowest common denominator equality.
50 monkeys on keyboards could write better legislation than this.
This is just a mirror of the Obama World. Equality means taking from someone and giving to another so we are all equal. The problem is that,in this case, someone lost and nobody improved. Great job Feds.
Once again, the libtard version of “equality”... equally miserable.
Parts of this country are just stark raving mad.
What I don’t get about this whole girls sports thing is...
I thought the Supreme Court ruled separate but equal was not constitutional?
So, applying that to sports, women shouldn’t have separate sports teams.
This is the continuing problem with federalism.
This isn’t federalism, though. This is centralism.
People who achieve personal success and professional excellence through hard work might not be inclined to vote Democrat. Just saying.
This isnt federalism, though.
You’re right. It is Fedzilla.
When my granddaughter was 10, she played with the boys...and then they got big and strong...and she knew they weren’t equal.
Sounds like this could be one of those “teaching moments” liberals are always blathering on about.
Like everything of the left,
it’s not about bringing up those seen as having less,
it’s about knocking down those that are seen as having more.
When my granddaughter was 10, she played with the boys...and then they got big and strong...and she knew they werent equal.
But she will no doubt be better and more talented than the boys in other endeavors. Life does not intend for us all to be equal in everything.
Why didn’t someone chain themselves to the bleachers in protest?
It didn’t say much about the complainant;just curious about that.
When the school and court couldn't figure out how to let her play foot ball but not be blocked or touched they ended up killing the sports program altogether.
Well, now they can tear down the girls’ bleachers because the boys have NONE. It has to be equal, right?
its about knocking down those that are seen as having more.
I’ve worked around tons of lefties in my life and, based on my personal interactions with them, can say that for the most part, they are very jealous of those who have more than they do. Lefties have a superior and self-righteous view of themselves and believe that other “lesser beings” do not deserve to have more than they do. Distorted view, yes, but quite prevalent in their world.
So the girls softball team didn’t raise money to upgrade their seats so nobody can?
Torn down, I would have burned them down...
I have a hazy memory of a proposed sports facility from a few years ago where a group of women claimed the bathrooms were sexist. The reason is that women take longer...and thus there should be more choices for them than men. It was a very important moment in US history. (the last line is sarcasm).
Nixon’s Title IX started all this nonsense. WIth Republicans like that, who needs Democrats?
Sounds like a crime is occurring. Time to give us the same compensation as employees of the feral government, or give them the same compensation as us.
The compliant citizens and taxpayers will still vote Democrat in the next election so it doesn’t really matter.
Are there enough conservatives in the GOP there for voting the other way to matter?
She’ll be better than the boys?? What a ridiculous statement.
I need to call the wife and tell her what I want for supper.
Not necessarily in physical strength but certainly she may be better with respect to certain other talents, skills and abilities.
Remember, when liberals talk about equality, they are not talking about taking people from the bottom and raising them up. They are talking about taking people from the top down to the level of those at the bottom.
Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance and the gospel of envy. Its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.Churchill certainly didnt utter these words in vain.
Or just trade girls’ and boys’ facilities. Easy-peasy. Nobody would be able to go to court and get a successful judgment against girls having better.
Not possible as to baseball/softball fields. The dimensions are completely different.
Just have one team for each sport. No boys teams, no girls team. One basketball team, one football team, one swimming team, one softball team, baseball team, soccer team etc. Everyone is eligible regardless of gender, race or religion and may the best player get the position.
No Title IX problems. No discrimination problems. No whining. No lawsuits.
Best all-around, I guess, is to ban sports.
Equali-Polizei Triumphs Again!
I find it difficult to believe not one person suggested, “Hey, why don’t we pass the hat again and build bleachers for the Softball diamond!”
Watch closely the coming events surrounding the demand that the Northwestern football team be allowed to UNIONIZE.
I predict a future collapse of all sports-—period.
There will be NO MORE athletic scholarships. There will be no more booster clubs. No more business for those who make t-shirts-—hats—helmets—uniforms— bleachers-food-souvenirs, etc.
No more construction of stadiums or tennis courts or basketball facilities. NO more black kids getting tutors & getting molly-coddled thru high school & college so they can hold a scholarship & then get big bucks in the NFL.
The destruction of American iconic activities will be very damaging. The peripheral losses will impact the economy even further.
A couple of similar issues cropped here in my neck of the woods the last couple of years. First was at a middle school, which didn’t have fields for baseball or softball. They were bussed to a city facility for their home games as has been done for many years now. Well, one season the AD told the girls to drive to the field, which is about a mile from the school, because they didn’t have funding for buses because of some snafu or snow days or something like that. Since the budget had not been set for the next year, this didn’t affect the boys, whose budget was adjusted once they saw what happened with the girl’s team. Well, ONE PARENT complained and didn’t get the answer she wanted. So, she called the school board and said “Title IX” and then all hell broke loose. The district started looking at things and realized that a lot of girls’ programs were not funded equally to the boys, so they had a potential mess on their hands. To “fix” the problem they first built a brand new softball field at the middle school, complete with lights. Problem is the games start at 4:00, so they are done before the sun goes down. So the lights are NEVER turned on. Now, the boys still have to play at the city park, but the girls, who were barely able to field a team this year, have a brand new field with nice bleachers, lights, concession booth, ticket booth (for the dozens of mostly parents who bother to show up) and all the amenities you could imagine.
Now, at my son’s HS they had a similar issue. The girl’s field, which the softball boosters had just raised money to put lights on, was deemed “inadequate”. So, AGAINST the wishes of the softball parents, they tore the field up, threw away the brand new lights and made a field in a completely different area of the property, complete with all the same amenities the middle school field had, including a really nice scoreboard and state of the art lighting. Meanwhile the baseball boosters raised money for new WOODEN LIGHT POLES to replace the 20+ year old existing ones. They also wanted to build a brick backstop to make the field look more like others in the conference. They were told they couldn’t and so the poles sit piled up at the edge of the middle school baseball parking lot rotting away. Lighting at the old field is ancient and costs almost as much per game as the softball lights do per season, but they can’t be replaced, nor can the POLES they sit on be replaced because then they would have to spend the same amount on the girls even though they just spent thousands of dollars building a field no one wanted in the first place.
My favorite thus far (and something I am sure will come back to bite them) was the cheerleaders for the football team. Football boosters raise a ton of money each year, but have to in order to maintain adequate, well, everything. One part of that was feeding the team on away games at restaurants. Well, they traveled to a school a good distance away for playoffs two years ago and the plan was to stop and have a team meal on the way. Fine and dandy except that the cheerleaders rode the buses with the coaches and team. Now, the cheerleader PARENTS wanted the football boosters to pay for the cheerleaders’ meals as well. Football boosters told them they could pay for their meals on their own if they wanted to, but the football boosters paid for the team and coaches only. It was suggested that the cheerleaders forms their own booster organization to raise money for the future. Well, you would have thought they had suggested the girls start stripping for meals! They were outraged that someone dare suggest parents pay for their darling little Snowflake’s meals!
So, last season when the team traveled and had to eat at a restaurant the boosters again paid for the team and coaches. The cheerleaders packed bag meals and ate on the bus. Needless to say this has not sat well with the cheerleader parents. To their credit, the football boosters decided that since all but 2 away games were close enough to eat locally, they had my church open it’s doors to the team to have a catered meal before the games. Cheerleader parents could feed now feed their precious little Snowflakes at home or take them out before boarding the bus to leave.
It is really getting ridiculous with the whole “equal” crap. If they want to be “fair”, have each sport raise their own money from ticket sales, etc. and pay for their stuff that way. But, that wouldn’t be “fair” because no one comes to watch girl’s sports, so they are at a “disadvantage” and thus must be subsidized in order to survive.
Isn’t this a GREAT system?
The great thinkers on Liberty would not be surprised at this at all. Our Founders knew the type of people attracted to government -- mostly vile. That's why they spent much thought on designing a system of checks and balances and making the Federal government as weak as possible.
You are correct, stark raving mad, but I would add evil. At the local, state, and Federal level, there are a good many workers who wake up each day and relish making the taxpayer's lives miserable.
At their core, they are very sadistic, evil human beings -- I would suggest no less evil than the NAZI guard camp workers.
Given enough power, vast numbers of government workers would not hesitate to utterly destroy the lives of fellow citizens.
To Liberty loving, Constitutional loving Americans they are indeed just stark raving mad.
Yet another ignorant ruling from our court system.
I shared many of your thoughts when I first heard this story. I expect it will be a windfall for lawyers everywhere.