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Let boys be boys (brain dead social engineering in kids' sports)
Calgary Sun - Canada ^ | Fri, September 29, 2006 | Jose Rodriguez

Posted on 09/29/2006 8:11:51 AM PDT by GMMAC

Let boys be boys

Calgary Sun
Fri, September 29, 2006

By JOSE RODRIGUEZ


For the love of God, turn off the gender blender.

No man in his right mind would argue that women don't deserve equal pay, equal respect and equal status.

But mandating that girls have the right to play on boys' teams has nothing to do with advancing women's rights, and if anything, it will only end up hurting both sexes.

Back in 1992, Canadian goalie Manon Rheaume made history as the first woman to lace up for an NHL team.

She gave up two goals on nine shots during her pre-season game as part of the Tampa Bay Lightning.

The world treated the event as little more than a mild curiosity, the kind that attracts rubberneckers at car accidents.

It was a feel-good spectacle that made for interesting headlines and locker room debate, but it was hardly a giant leap for womankind.

Not a single woman has played in the NHL since.

Today, her accomplishment is a footnote in sports history and a five-point answer on trivia night.

The league, and indeed the entire hockey world, has moved on.

In golf, Michelle Wie is creating a similar sideshow playing with the men and stinking up the course.

Sadly, the sport-meets-gender debate has reared its ugly head closer to home and this time it may carry troubling ramifications for an entire generation of young athletes in this country.

Under the guise of human rights, a rather disturbing blow to equality is playing out in Manitoba.

A pair of twin girls who didn't want to play for their high school girls' team won a human rights challenge that allowed them to try out for the boys' squad.

The Manitoba Human Rights Commission concluded that by denying the girls the right to try out, the province's high schools athletic association was guilty of gender discrimination.

In ruling in the twins' favour last week, an adjudicator awarded each of them $3,500 in damages and or-dered the athletic association to pay for a hockey camp and one-on-one coaching for the twins.

They were also ordered to let them try out for the boys' squad, where they failed to make the cut earlier this week.

If that were the end of this story, there would be no reason to sacrifice a single tree for this column. But it isn't.

Now, Manitoba boys want to try out for collegiate girls' teams. What's good for the gander is good for the goose.

And you don't have to be a lawyer to know that by using the same rationale the twins used to win their case, it'd be hard to argue that in an equal-opportunity world, the boys wouldn't be entitled to the same.

For its part, the Manitoba High School Athletic Association says it will hold off on allowing boys to play on girls' teams until it reviews the entire high school sports system at an Oct. 12 board meeting.

But if one boy chooses to challenge for the right to try out for a girls' squad, this whole non-sensical issue could snowball.

Simple biology would dictate many of the boys trying out for the girls teams, won't be cut. It's not sexist to say so, it's a fact.

Creating gender-blender leagues in high school athletics is unfair to both boys and girls.

This isn't a battle for equality. It's a capricious tantrum with horrible consequences.

Let boys be boys and girls be girls.


TOPICS: Canada; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; Philosophy
KEYWORDS: canada; feminism; genderbias; genderbigotry; homosexualagenda; lesbians; manhaters; manhatingshrikes; misandry; sexism
There's considerable public pressure all across Canada to close down these mindlessly politically correct so-called "Human Rights" Commissions operated by each province.
As far as I know, only British Columbia has so far done so and these unelected, unaccountable, quasi-judicial bodies continue to be habitually misused by leftists - especially radical feminists & homosexuals - even more effectively than the actual Courts to advance their anti-majority agenda.

1 posted on 09/29/2006 8:11:52 AM PDT by GMMAC
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To: fanfan; Pikamax; Former Proud Canadian; Great Dane; Alberta's Child; headsonpikes; Ryle; ...

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2 posted on 09/29/2006 8:13:11 AM PDT by GMMAC (Discover Canada governed by Conservatives: www.CanadianAlly.com)
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To: GMMAC

You mean the BC government did something right for once... must have been a magnetic pole shift or an eclipse that day!.. LOL


3 posted on 09/29/2006 8:13:20 AM PDT by MD_Willington_1976
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To: GMMAC
Let boys be boys and girls be girls.

I am going to have this author brought up on hate crime charges. How dare he suggest that boys can't be girls if they wish???? What kind of bigot is this guy??? Hate speech is a crime in Canada!

4 posted on 09/29/2006 8:15:03 AM PDT by Always Right
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To: GMMAC

When I was on the wrestling team at school, we had to accept a girl onto the team. Thankfully she wasn't near my weight class. I felt sorry for the guys who had to wrestler her - it was lose-lose for them. Physically rough up a girl and beat her, or take it easy and get beat by a girl - either way was no good.


5 posted on 09/29/2006 8:15:27 AM PDT by Sax
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To: GMMAC

Well, as a guy, I would also have to demand that I not be segregated from my all-female team, even in the locker room. After all, it could be a damaging blow to team camaraderie.


6 posted on 09/29/2006 8:18:04 AM PDT by July 4th (A vacant lot cancelled out my vote for Bush.)
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To: GMMAC
She gave up two goals on nine shots during her pre-season game as part of the Tampa Bay Lightning.

That's better than Stars goalie Marty Turco has performed in the playoffs in recent years.

7 posted on 09/29/2006 8:19:27 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: GMMAC
Now, Manitoba boys want to try out for collegiate girls' teams. What's good for the gander is good for the goose.

WOOHOOOO.....this is GREAT......and I'm a woman!!!

8 posted on 09/29/2006 8:23:03 AM PDT by goodnesswins (I think the real problem is islamo-bombia! (Rummyfan))
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To: MD_Willington_1976
Even though BC's provincial government is nominally "Liberal", in reality it's a center-right coalition keeping the openly socialist NDP at bay.

So, other than Alberta where on-going outrages committed by its "Human Rights" body should thoroughly embarrass its allegedly 'conservative' government, BC is as likely a place as any to have made the move.

To me, the last place you'll see this happen is in Ontario under the openly social fascist McGuinty Liberals whom it could well be argued are to the left of the NDP.
9 posted on 09/29/2006 8:23:50 AM PDT by GMMAC (Discover Canada governed by Conservatives: www.CanadianAlly.com)
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To: GMMAC

I believe it was an Army General that said;

"Any system that seeks to force the integration of the sexes can only shortchange one and victimize the other."

Or something like that.


10 posted on 09/29/2006 8:28:43 AM PDT by SJSAMPLE
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To: GMMAC
This isn't a battle for equality. It's a capricious tantrum with horrible consequences.
11 posted on 09/29/2006 8:36:16 AM PDT by Obadiah
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To: GMMAC
"Wild At Heart"
by John Eldredge

An excellent, easy read...
Many insights to the masculine soul

A great book for those who raise and love rowdy little boys of all ages...

My humble opine..recommended on the merits...
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12 posted on 09/29/2006 8:42:49 AM PDT by Wings-n-Wind (All of the answers remain available; Wisdom is gained by asking the right questions!)
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To: Wings-n-Wind

"Wild At Heart"
by John Eldredge
An excellent, easy read...
Many insights to the masculine soul

A great book for those who raise and love rowdy little boys of all ages...

My humble opine..recommended on the merits...
(No beneficial connection to this poster)


Yes, awesome book....


13 posted on 09/29/2006 8:49:40 AM PDT by texan75010
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To: GMMAC
Let boys be boys and girls be girls.

And let them all play hockey!!!

14 posted on 09/29/2006 8:51:03 AM PDT by airborne (Show me your friends and I'll show you your future.)
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To: Sax

"When I was on the wrestling team at school, we had to accept a girl onto the team. Thankfully she wasn't near my weight class. I felt sorry for the guys who had to wrestler her - it was lose-lose for them. Physically rough up a girl and beat her, or take it easy and get beat by a girl - either way was no good."


Same situation with my oldest son. At a football game a while back, the other team had a girl who played receiver and he plays cornerback so he had to cover her. He said, "Mom, what do I do? Can I even tackle her? How do I cover her without looking like I am taking on a girl on or do I get beat by her and let her score?" He ended up getting two interceptions in that game. It bugged me that someone would let their daughter play football at all. Too much tesosterone out there on the field.


15 posted on 09/29/2006 8:52:10 AM PDT by FarRightFanatic
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To: dfwgator

Turco...Turco...Turco.

Less than a week now.


16 posted on 09/29/2006 8:54:30 AM PDT by Betis70 (Go Sharks!)
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To: GMMAC

This idiocy reached its ultimate tragic conclusion in New Jersey a few years ago, when a female police recruit died in the academy during a training session for hand-to-hand combat.


17 posted on 09/29/2006 8:54:37 AM PDT by Alberta's Child (Can money pay for all the days I lived awake but half asleep?)
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To: FarRightFanatic
My son played football against a girl too who was playing corner. I told him that once she put a football helmet on her head, she was no longer to be viewed as a girl, but an opposing player. Do to her whatever you would do to any other player on the field of play.

The girl did manage to hold her own..but it was on a "quick team" where there is a weight limit. She did get up slowly quite a few times....but she always got up. She even made a tackle!

The following year in 8th grade there was no quick team and no weight limit and after the first day of practice, no girl either.
18 posted on 09/29/2006 9:03:23 AM PDT by texan75010
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To: Betis70

Turco better show up in the playoffs this year!

BTW, did you see they took the "C" away from Modano and gave it to Brendan Morrow this morning?


19 posted on 09/29/2006 9:21:13 AM PDT by Vasilli22 (http://www.richardfest.blogspot.com/)
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To: GMMAC

Here's a novel idea: have government schools stop sponsoring "bread and circuses" sports entertainment. It shifts too much priority away from the educational mission.

Let parents and athletes decide for themselves which private clubs and leagues to join.


20 posted on 09/29/2006 9:22:05 AM PDT by Atlas Sneezed (Your FRiendly FReeper Patent Attorney)
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To: GMMAC

We had a woman on one of our corporate league basketball teams.

She was the first person to be knocked unconscious in the history of the program - in her first game.

It was completely an accident. The guy who hit her was just slow getting around a pick. Happens every game. It wasn't intentional.

Mixing the sexes in sports is a bad idea.


21 posted on 09/29/2006 9:28:50 AM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: GMMAC

Ontario, especially Toronto is pretty much a lost cause... They continually screw over the Western provinces...

I'm just glad I'm living in the USA now, I don't particularly feel like going back to Canada...


22 posted on 09/29/2006 9:40:36 AM PDT by MD_Willington_1976
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To: Alberta's Child
We were training on hand to hand combat before my first deployment and one of the females lined up against me to try her skills.

I could actually make her hit herself like you do with a small child. We both laughed and had fun with it, but I was afraid for her in Iraq.

23 posted on 09/29/2006 9:46:45 AM PDT by 91B (God made man, Sam Colt made men equal)
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To: Beelzebubba
Here's a novel idea: have government schools stop sponsoring "bread and circuses" sports entertainment. It shifts too much priority away from the educational mission.

No kidding. Meanwhile, the kids doing well in Quiz Bowl, spelling bees, etc., are practically ignored.

24 posted on 09/29/2006 9:51:42 AM PDT by Sloth ('It Takes A Village' is problematic when you're raising your child in Sodom.)
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To: Vasilli22

I am a SJ Sharks fan, so I don't really follow the Stars that closely. I am always happy when Turco flubs up in the playoffs.

Weird that they would make such a switch w/Modano.


25 posted on 09/29/2006 10:05:56 AM PDT by Betis70 (Go Sharks!)
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To: Vasilli22
BTW, did you see they took the "C" away from Modano and gave it to Brendan Morrow this morning?

IMHO Lehtinen should be the captain, but I agree that Modano doesn't deserve the "C", he is a good hockey play, but a leader he ain't.

26 posted on 09/29/2006 10:08:02 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: GMMAC
But if one boy chooses to challenge for the right to try out for a girls' squad, this whole non-sensical issue could snowball.

GO FOR IT!

27 posted on 09/29/2006 10:20:51 AM PDT by Doomonyou (Moderate Bumper Sticker: Bush Lied, Terrorists Died!)
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To: Sloth; Beelzebubba
Without getting into the overall dubious merits of the public education system, physical education including team sports is worthwhile from both a health/fitness point of view as well as for the positive lessons/values it imparts to young people.

Aside from virtually all private schools including team sports within their curriculums for these reasons, it seems far more likely kids in the public system will learn numerous traditional moral precepts of value to society as a whole on playing fields than within classrooms under the tutelage of "Priests of the Church of Liberalism" as Ann Coulter rightly calls them.
28 posted on 09/29/2006 11:03:53 AM PDT by GMMAC (Discover Canada governed by Conservatives: www.CanadianAlly.com)
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To: GMMAC

Without getting into the overall dubious merits of the public education system, physical education including team sports is worthwhile from both a health/fitness point of view as well as for the positive lessons/values it imparts to young people.



If parents agree, they can pay to send their kids to such clubs. Kids can even play ball in the neighborhood.

I still don't see how this is an essential govermental function.


29 posted on 09/29/2006 11:22:04 AM PDT by Atlas Sneezed (Your FRiendly FReeper Patent Attorney)
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To: GMMAC

I've been thinking of filing a nuissance 'human rights' lawsuit because I got in trouble for using the womens bathroom once. It was very oppressing.


30 posted on 09/29/2006 1:51:19 PM PDT by proud_yank (Socialism - An Answer In Search Of A Question For Over 100 Years)
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To: MD_Willington_1976
"Toronto is pretty much a lost cause"

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31 posted on 09/29/2006 2:20:36 PM PDT by GMMAC (Discover Canada governed by Conservatives: www.CanadianAlly.com)
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To: GMMAC

Women playing men's hockey never is fun. I recall playing on various 14-u teams where women 16-17 of age were allowed to play -- you have a very mixed mental reaction when a female cross-checks you from behind. If it were a guy in her stead, he would be bleeding from the nose and eating ice.


32 posted on 09/29/2006 6:34:49 PM PDT by Mischi3vo
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To: GMMAC

Combing boys and girls for sport discourages many girls from participating. This in turn fuels the obesity epidemic which in turn drains the health system and impacts negatively on economic life. Promoting good health in in the national interest. It is amazing how some people overlook this factor.


33 posted on 09/30/2006 12:27:11 AM PDT by Fair Go
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To: GMMAC

The whole concept of segregating men's and women's sports is to prevent women from having to compete with men -- because usually they can't. In other words, it's a favor to women. Duh!

If the lamebrains are really serious about equality, they should be advocating that all men's and women's sports simply be integrated. Oh, but I'll bet the women would call that unfair!


34 posted on 10/01/2006 3:10:23 PM PDT by RussP
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