Skip to comments.Over My Dead Body, Son
Posted on 03/30/2009 4:13:22 AM PDT by Edit35
They called it history-making here in Minneapolis. Yesterday, Elissa Reinsma became the first female to compete in the state high school wrestling tournament. It was not a step forward. Some cultures spend a thousand years unlearning the brutality of men toward women.
(Excerpt) Read more at cbmw.org ...
If I was forced to wrestle a female my values that I was raised with (never hit a girl) would take over and I would politely roll over and let her pin me with no resistance.
Besides being a chivalrous way to protest it would be considerably less embarrassing than if she ACTUALLY pinned me.
He aint won yet.
Do you ask for hellllllp real slow?
She could shoot straighter than Jed, loved critters and could wrestle Jethro to the ground. And she was smarter than anyone in the family with the possible exception of granny. No wonder I fell for Sarah Palin when McVain introduced her last fall!
What message does this send to society? That in most settings we must strictly avoid even the appearance of any inappropriate touching, and yet by the very nature of the sport, almost any touching is required?
When political correctness becomes mandatory, it becomes dangerous.
New cultural landmine: what will be the official reaction when a Muslim wrestler refuses to wrestle this woman? I'll wager they will do everything in their power to not have that public confrontation, but they will quietly give him a pass if he does refuse.
Depends on what she looks like. Still, a teen boy wrestling with a teen girl... it’s gonna get mighty turgid down there.
I was a teen boy not too long ago, and I can tell you that dispite all biological urges if I were wrestling a girl, my main concern would to absolutly not lose.
not sure. I didn’t write the article.
Yeah, no kidding. I wasn’t asking you.
Indeed. Notice how on movies and TV(such as Elly May and Jethro’s “wrastling” matches), the woman almost always beats the man whenever there’s a battle of the sexes? And if the man does win, then he is portrayed as a villainous misogynist intent on abusing women.
In the meantime, I wonder if Elissa Reinsma also won the right to shower with and change in the lockerrooms with her fellow wrestling teammates as well. After all, equality is equality and we wouldn’t want to deny her the joy of breaking that glass ceiling.
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