Girls playing with the Boys, and Boys playing with the Girls

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Girls playing with the Boys, and Boys playing with the Girls

Zoe Meyer

On the athletic field, in the gym, or on the ice, there have always been standards for the athletes to follow. These standards range from what type of athletic equipment is not only necessary but appropriate, to who can play when, where, and how. This last standard is the one that is being challenged the most; can men play not only on women’s teams, but can they also participate in female dominated sports without being taunted? The same goes for women, can females, without fear, really participate in traditionally male dominated sports? Although the social costs to the individual participating in the non-traditional sport are many, the benefits, if played well and correctly, can be and are quite plentiful as well.

For men, this desire to participate in traditionally female dominated sports is not quite as great as it is for females. This is because, honestly, men have a wealth of opportunities for athletics, whether it be professional or not, for every one chance women have. But, in the case that a male does want to participate in a female dominated sport, he will have a hard time being accepted, not necessarily by his female teammates, but by the society watching the sport. Traditionally, male athletes are supposed to be in rough and tumble sports. They are supposed to be hard bodied, passionate about the game, and willing to play no matter what the circumstances. Most female sports, even the female counterpart of a male sport, is less rough and tumble and less aggressive than male sports. For a man to participate in one of these sports he is likely to get laughed off the field, taunted with jeers of “homo” and suggestions that he is “not man enough” to play with the “real men” in traditionally male dominated sports. This can not only be damaging to the male playing, but it can also be damaging to the women playing. The jeers could become aimed at the women on the field or the ice and they could hint that women are not only incapable to play, but that since they need a man to join their team to help them, they obviously do not belong anywhere but on the sidelines.

This previous example is probably a little extreme, but the ideas behind it are quite real. Imagine a man walking onto the deck of a swimming pool, ready to compete in synchronized swimming. The expected first impression would be, “what the…?” because men are not supposed to be synchronized swimmers. There may not be jeers taunted at him, and he may not get made fun of, but he is not looked upon favorably by those watching the event. If, however, he is looked upon favorably, in whatever female dominated sport he is participating, the benefits could be plenty. Imagine the publicity the team would get, not to mention the only man on the team! The endorsements for athletic equipment, shoes, and many other things could support him for the rest of his life after just one year of playing. Being the only man on a professional or Olympic level team could potentially lead to more opportunities for endorsements and such than being just another member of a men’s team. This may seem well and good, but when a man “makes it big” playing for a women’s team, there is always the question and suggestion that he should then go play with the big boys. With this in mind, it is easy to see that a male’s opportunity for continual benefits from playing on a women’s team are slim. Again, this is something that is not very common for men at the professional level, or even at an amateur level because of the fact that men have more opportunities to play than women.

Women, on the other hand, often want to participate in, not only traditionally male dominated sports because, at least now there are female counterparts for them, but they want to “play with the big boys” as well. For a female to “break into” a male sport is probably one of the most difficult parts of actually being an athlete. The main argument that is used almost regardless of the sport for women participating in traditionally male dominated sports is that the female body is not made to correctly function while participating. Also, the idea that the women will lose their femininity if they play with men is another reason to keep them off the field and out of the ring. For women to be taken seriously in a male dominated sport they have to not only be the best female in the ring, gym, or wherever, they also have to be the best overall athlete.

Traditionally, women are thought of as more fragile, and less aggressive than men. With this in mind, it is clear the reasons why it is so difficult for women to participate in male dominated sports. The costs to a woman playing with a man in the ring or on the field are more numerous than simply getting laughed at and called names. Usually, to really see the extent to which women can take playing with the boys, the men will usually play their hardest, if not harder in an attempt to push the women to their limits and eventually make them quit. Also, since the woman is in a male dominated sport, the chances that there are other females out there helping “the cause” are very small which makes it even harder for her to be taken seriously.

The benefits for a woman in a man’s sport however are probably some of the greatest out there. She will not only most likely be the star and the sweetheart of the team, but she will also most likely get the most attention both in and out of the game. Also, the endorsements for a woman playing with men are unimaginable, especially with all the feminists behind her and supporting her, she will most likely never have to worry about money again. The one problem with all of this though, is that she will probably have to be defending her sexuality constantly from those that think all female athletes are gay. However, if any woman can get through the taunting, and succeed in a male dominated sport, then she truly will have “made it” in the world of athletics.

For men and women to participate in sports not traditionally dominated by their sex is probably a lot more difficult at first than would seem worth it, but in the end it could be a major stepping stone into the world of athletics as well as the rest of society. The costs to both seem, at first, almost insurmountable, but once they have become versed in the ways of the sport, the benefits out rule it all.

 

Continuing conversation
(to contribute your own observations/thoughts, post a comment below)

08/01/2005, from a Reader on the Web

I am an african american FEMALE, who plays football. I started at the age of 5 when i played on a 6 yr old BOY TEAM. when i first started yea, it was harsh but as i got older boys became scared of me and girls didnt even look at me unless they were my friends because they knew who i was!!!! I was the best player on the team amd recieved a lot of MVP's. people shouldn't discriminate agaist girl(women) because girls "some" girls r as tough as boys. sure i had lil boyfriends and i still did girl thing but dont juge a girl by what they look like, because i could be the prettiest girl but also the "one who knows how to take care of business! till' this day noone messes with me or even THINKS about "tryin'" to pick on me even though i may not look like a football player i AM one! Sincxe i am omly 13 i still have lots to accomplish and i say yeah to ALL the girls who think they can handle the sport!!!!!!!!!!!!1 P.S- on my team after the games boys couldn't even tell i was a girl until' i took my helment off becouse i was that good, i am not afraid to brake a nail and i am not preppy i am "a football playin' female repin' all da guhs!!!!!GET THAT?!?!?!?!?


01/05/2006, from a Reader on the Web

I am 14 years old and so into football... many people see its as strange (mostly females) but many other people (mostly males) think its cool. Its not that i wanna play with the "big boys" as your article states. I just like to play football. I am not trying to prove myself in anyway.. i just wanna play. What i'm trying to say is i disagree with the argument why females play male teams.

 

Additional comments made prior to 2007
i have been a very athletic girl since i was about 5 and i have always wanted to play football with the boys. yet its hard b.c of the trouble u get with ppl saying names and stuff . i believe girls should have the right considering its against the law to judge ppl of their sex. if they are just as good as the boys or better and can keep up with the competiotion then heck yess they should play with them and show girls are jsut as equal as boys!!! ... Reader on the web, 3 April 2006

 

 

there is no way that a girl can play football especially in the Texas 5A district I mean they would get killed. Plus I have played football with a girl and its weird it feels like u have to go easy on them or something.their also very dramatic and they might hurt themselfs ... Brennan Deuel, 15 May 2006

 

 

I love Football I have loved it forever! But I can't play on the team. I am in 8th grade and I am 14 I think that I can make up my mind if I want to play!! But the school sead that they don't want me to get hert! Give me a break I love football I can thow better then all the boys in my gym class. The boys think that I am not good enoph but give me a team and a football and I will show you what I can do! Even my dad sead that I am really good at home I have my own football and half the boys at school don't. So why can't I play?!?!?! ... Stephanie Garnett, 18 October 2006

 

 

i am 13 years old and i love to play football but my school wont let firls try out for football. i am really disappointed that i cant try out. i have also been told a number of times that i am a great thrower and sometimes a good chatcher. i would love to start playing football ... Falysha Raymond, 19 October 2006

 

 

WOW, what a great artical, congrats! all of it is so true...personally i think boys and girls should be able to participate in whichever sport, whenever and with who! it would be fantastic to see one day, during prime time, on a prime television station, a male dominated sport being played by females and gettin gthe same amount of surport as male sports do today ... Brooke, 9 November 2006

 

 

i am a 16 yr old girl that plays rugby and wrestles, because im interested in it and enjoy contact sports, Iv only been playin for two years and was introduced to it through my highschool. I wasn't treated differently by my friends and have continuously practised with the boys rugby team and wrestled with guy in practise. Im not particulary gifed in athletics, but just do it for fun and to stay in shape, and society has changed to accept females in contact sports ... Reader on the web, 5 December 2006

 

 

hey ya i think its so ture what the girls wrote we should be aloud to play football caus im a female and i love to play football iv been playing since i was 5 im 16 now and i still play. no girls think about messing me with and well u get know know alot of guys and they are cool about me playing with them they love it one year i didnt play cuz i broke a arm and they missed me ... Lee-Anna, 6 February 2007

 

 

I agree with the first person because most girls are tough like boys! I want to play football but the coaches are against it! I also love wrestling to but thier is no teams and of course the coaches won't let me try out! Any ways I soooooo agree with u! P.S girls are just as tough as boys! ... Elizabeth, 10 April 2007

 

 

Hi i am a female,some people think tht football is a game for boys only but is not,i am an african i love playing football but here in Cameroon most dont play i often play with the boys so i get stronger ,y dad supports me but my mom dont even think of it so i am pleading with any one who reads this which can help in any way to jon my fellow girls play should just mail me please ... Taka gina lor, 21 July 2007

 

 

I am 18 years old, and am currently coaching an all boys hockey team. I have been playing hockey from the time i was 5 and couldn't be happier. Yes i was playing on a all boys team for 12 years, but i think that it made me better at the sport becasue, i was challenged. I loved playing the sport and made some amazing friend threw it. I tried playing for a girls team but i missed my "boys". yes they do get pissed when they realize a girl just knocked them on thier butt but on the other hand it gave me more confidence as a girl playing a boy sport! MUCH LOVE! ... Stephanie, 12 November 2007

 

 

Im 14 years old and love to wrestle!! when i say i want to wrestle with the school!! they told me no cause i was a girl!! theres a couple of wrestling teams in the town that i live in!! but my parents say the only way i can is if i wrestle with the sschool team!! if there are other schools that r like mine i think its bull that they wont let u!! im already one of the girls that most people look at like o dont mess wit her!! ive wrestled before but now that im older i cant wrestle wit the clubs! but i hope i have a chance wit sumthing!! ... Page Slater, 13 November 2007

 

 

I have played soccer fo rthe last 8 years of my life and girls have been on my teams for my whole soccer "career" i dont see the problem with girls on my team i also wrestle and do cross country on my cross country team my best friend is tougher than i am when it comes to a pace and this is my first year wrestling and last year there was a girl on our team that lost only one of her matches and i have lost all of mine so anyone has no right to say that girls arent as tought as the men. i'm only 12 years old and i have many friends that play way harder in many sports that i play i think girls can play any sport they want to ... Austin, 6 December 2007

Comments

Amber's picture

All the guys at my school

All the guys at my school including the coach think I'm a joke... I just want to play football but no... "You're to fragile" or "You're to sensitive"... I want to play soooooooooo bad...

Beth's picture

14 girl hockey

im a 14yr old girl who plays ice hockey. i love it but when i get to 17 i will have to play on the girls team, because the coaches wont let you try out. also you wont get scouted even tho my coach im really gud. Lets face it, contact hockey is more fun that noncontact hockey, (the girls league). there have been 3 players in the nhl, total, you were women. biut they never played a whole season.because the guys are afraid to hit them.

In games, you were helmets, you cant tell who is a girl and who isnt so they check you anyway. i understand the curtesy aspect, its either, you went easy on/get beat by a girl. or wtf you beat up a girl. it should be judged on talent not your lack of penis. NOone will takeyou seriously as a girl. but if you get the chance, go for it. and wip their butts on the way round.
When you start a guys sport, you will be rubbish, and they will think, oh girls are rubbish. but you need to get better and beat them. then they will take you as "one of the guys" dont be prissy, if your good, show it off and beat them. Guys may be bigger than you in height and muscle, which is more intimidating but girls are leaner, faster, smaller( to dodge) and its always fun to see their faces when you check them and theyre like, wtf i was checked by a girl. if theyre gunna be pussies about it, go away

Anonymous's picture

i am 17 and play on an all

i am 17 and play on an all guy football team since i was in 7th grade. my team made it to state last year and won. i am the only gurl that can walk around and flash a ring like that. i play with my brother and great friends. i never get it easier actually i get it worse. passion for something is not in the gender but in the heart and mind. any gurl or guy can do anything they want and for someone to tell them different is a shame. believe in yourself and achieve your dreams. show the world who you really are. if they dont accept it oh well. the ones who complain about the world isnt goin to change it. i am just as girly as the rest of them. i have a boyfriend wear my hair done and paint my nails. the guys and everyone accepts it so why does it matter? my team and i have a bond that is unbreakable. and guys--imagine if you had a son with a gurl that played that sport. what would you tell them???

Anonymous's picture

Hey I wanted to say congrats

Hey I wanted to say congrats for winning state. I am a senior and gave up a college volleyball scholarship to play football. I wanted a state ring more than anything, but we lost at semi-finals. I definitely understand what you mean about "getting it worse". I remember coming out on the field and the guys thinking it was a joke and then saying that they were going to MAKE ME QUIT. Everytime somebody told me that I could not make it, they gave me more modivation to prove them wrong. I loved seeing the guys' reaction when they saw a football player with hot pink nail polish and then finding out that I am a girl at the end of the game. There was nothing more rewarding than being able to say I was a girl on the high school football team. I am mega-jealous about your state ring though. :D

Allie's picture

All the sports I play

I'm 14, and I play hockey (I'm the only girl on my team), lacrosse (I'm on a boys' team but I've played girls too) and I'm an allstar cheerleader (not for school, but for a private gym). All the guys on my hockey team accept me and we're all like brothers and sister. But I do get a lot of crap from guys on the teams we play. But my whole team sticks up for me and tells the other guys to stop talking to me and all that.

jack's picture

Unfair

I attend Carshalton girls i am the only boy in the school i fit in becuase i am gay but i want to join the volley ball team but i can becuase iam a boy its so unfair

anonymous's picture

That is sad man!!!!

OMG!!!! that is totally wrong!!!! I believe that everyone should play what they bloody hell want to!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I feel for you man!!!!!!!!! I mean I am 15 and I no what it is like to be left out but that is just purely pathetic. Would that be becauze u are da only boy or because of your sexual orientation??? I mean being gay LOL! If it is because of ur sexuality than i say stuff them!!!!!! that is wrong! Even though I am a girl and all, I believe poeple should choose their path in life without these distruptions. So sad man!!!!

Anonymous's picture

go girl go!!

go girl go!!

jenny's picture

my dad is etting in the way of my furture

okay i want to play football but... my dad says it`s a MAN sport and that girls should either be in the bleachers ir cheerleading EWWW i cannot belive i just said that word!

Anonymous  (14 years old)'s picture

that's really mean.. he could

that's really mean.. he could say he duzn't want you to get hurt or something..but cheerleading!!! YUCK!

Ty(Anna)'s picture

my dad just says if i join

my dad just says if i join something i have to give it my all....and that he happy no madder what.

emma t's picture

i am glad that is not my dad

i am glad that is not my dad he sounds mean! i play on a boys soccer team and i am the only girl but i score way more than they do! i hope u achieve ur dream.
emma

Anonymous's picture

What about sports like boxing?

Should girls and boys be allowed to box against each other?

Serendip Visitor's picture

No

I dont think so. My biggest reason is that guys are raised not hit girls or hurt them and then your saying you gotta knock em out to win. It's too weird they can train together but fighting is going against what most guys are brought up thinking. I do box and I just feel ive been raised never to hit a girl. In contact sports it's frustrating for guys to verse girls.

Anonymous's picture

can 14 year old girls play on boys baseball team?

i was wondering if i should try out for a boys baseball team next year but i am nervous to because of all the haressment girls get from the boys so should i try out and if yall say yes its a good idea then i will try out and if yall have any advice to give me about how boys treat girls in the leage then tell me and tell me how they will act different in denver colorado then houston texas

Anonymous's picture

I am a 14 year old girl and i

I am a 14 year old girl and i have played baseball since 1st grade... I grew up overseas and they didnt have softball so it was totally normal for all the girls to play baseball. I moved to Massachusetts in 6th grade when i was 11 and I have played here too. Look the guys care for maybe a grand total of maybe 3 games. If youve got the skills no one cares! I mean im not saying im a beast but im pretty good and as soon as u earn their respect ur just one of the guys. im really tight with some of my baseball buds now! The big thing is, if its your passion go for it! and dont worry about other guys I have a boyfriend and he totally doesnt care. so basically if you've got three things ur set:
1. You gotta be a decent player
2. You have to have DRIVE to do well
3. You cant back down or get nervous/scared thatll screw u over
good luck!!

Anonymous's picture

Baseball

How long can girls play baseball is my question can they play in houston or not?

Anonymous's picture

girls and boys on the same team

well lets see i have grown up around around boys all of my life and i seem to get along with my boy cousins but i have played once on a boys team and enjoyed it... but i was only five or six then and it was a tball team... but i have always wanted to be on a baseball team forever and my dream is to be on the team next year but i may or may not be in denver colorado if i dont move from houston texas and i dont want to just waste away my time in houson for the rest of my time.................................. so should i try out for a boys team in denver colorado? please tell me what u think

Serendip Visitor's picture

I box against boys. There

I box against boys. There aren't many girls who are good enough to fight me.

Anonymous's picture

Cool. How old are you and

Cool. How old are you and how does it go fighting boys?

Anonymous's picture

I play footy for a club

I play footy for a club, im a girl , im 12.
I am in year 7, the coaches of the year 7 footy team
let me try out, so i did , they called my name out and
said i was in the team. the coach even said i was in the
top 5.
then a week later, last minute, they decide girls can't
play football !
how much does that suck ! i was really annoyed.
The school was meant to be non-sexist.
BULL.

Anonymous's picture

hey i play hockey and i

hey i play hockey and i understand exactly what u mean. I love to play and in high school im afraid their not gonna let me play cause im a girl. I don't see y not im just as good as them. They won't even let me tryout!!!!!! Im gonna change that and girls and boys will be on the same team so that everyone can play what they want when they want!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous's picture

I'am 13 a i play alsot every

I'am 13 a i play alsot every sports that boy play. I hang out with mostly my friends that are boys. I also hang with my friends that are a girls, but the don't care that i plays sports with the boys or hang with them even thow they are not good at sports. My Middle school have boy and girls sport team. girls are aloud to play on any boys team, they don't juge us because we are girls. My dream is to play High School Football And College Football and go pro one day. But i don't think High school and colleges let girls play but i will neaver give up my dream.

P.S Girls can be tought as boys too. !!!!!!!!!

Anonymous's picture

im 15 im a sophmore and i

im 15 im a sophmore and i play highschool football...its rough..very rough..im first string quarterback....but i worked hard to get there...i lift weights...alot..more then 1/2 the guys and run 2 miles everyday...but college footballs teams arent going to want a girl on their team i gurantee you

Anonymous's picture

Teams should be open to all. . .

Let's forget about gendered teams; there should be one-sport teams, and boys and girls should be allowed to play on them equally. Coed. None of this segregation.

Anonymous's picture

I'm a 15 year old girl and i

I'm a 15 year old girl and i play guys hockey and yeah i get hurt sometimes but so does every other hockey player. I also play lacrosse with boys, and if a girl wants to play football they should be able to. Most girls are a lot stronger than they seem. I don't get hurt any easier than the guys and im barely over 5 feet tall. If any girl wants to play football or any other male dominated sport I encourage you to.

Duhitsdora's picture

My sister is 15 and she plays

My sister is 15 and she plays guys hockey. She is the only girl on the team and she loves it. Sure she gets hurt but, so does every other hockey player.

Anonymous's picture

Some girls are tough enough

My next door neighbor was a muscular, athletic and tough girl. Up to 7th-8th grade she was stronger and tougher than any of the boys. She regularly beat all the boys at anything from armwrestling to tackle football to wrestling to fighting. Her parents always tried to stop her because "girls are too delicate for rough sports." They didn't look at her, they only looked at that stupid idea. The schools did the same thing. So the boys got lots of chances to compete and get better and my neighbor eventually had to give up and just be a girl. It was sad.

Anonymous's picture

NOOOOO

FOOTBALL is a mans sport not a girls sport they should stick to their sports or stay on a all girls team wow!!!! men men men! they will get hurt to easily and like girls always say you cant hit a girl.. so what r we supposed to do!

Anonymous's picture

Wow

If girls are just as good as guys then they should be able to play on the same teams as guys. its just fair. i knew a girl who was as good as the guys and played n our select team ever year.

jenny's picture

hello im one of the strongest girls in my class!

okay some girls can be 'femine' but dude!! r u serious girls can play football 4 xample im one of the best players on the team have u ever heared of long hornes!!! good god boy!

Foot Ball Lover's picture

Help!!!!

Hey, I think you are the greatest person on the web next to FRED because football is your fav. I always wanted to play football but my dad said , "I dont want my baby girl getting hurt"!!!! You know what!!! I dont care. I will find a way to play!!!

Jose Angeles's picture

GIRLS & BOYS PLAYING TOGETHER

IF A GIRL WANTS TO PLAY WITH A BOY IN A SPORT THEY SHOULD BE ALLOWED BECAUSE THEY GOT ALL THE RIGHTS THAT A MALE HAS.BUT I ALSO BELIEVE THAT A MALE COULD PARTICIPATED IN A FEMALE SPORTS THAT WAY EVERY THING COULD STAY EVEN

Andy O's picture

I AM not put on any teams

I AM not put on any teams for sports well i am in softball, but i love football, hockey, and anything heavy hitting. I am not the greatest at these sports but i play them and I am very good a some poisitions and always practice on the ones i lack. I am going to get in to hockey. it really isn;t ever too late to want to be in such a thing i am 14 and starting to learn hockey.
i love to body check people, adn i am a prety sick goalie lol
I for awhile had boys always telling me I couldn't be good when I played football with them. But i proved them horribly wrong ^_^ lol
I know have the respect from my guy friends to play football and i even have one of my closest ones always asking me if I am going to play with them outside
At my high school we have a pretty nice outside feild they play everyday at luch.
I decided to not play this year since i am a freshman adn rather keep on my studies but i am gunning for next year
Just don wat you love and dont feel ashamed
You may feel shy and at times liek you don't belong but once you take up your posistion and feel that adrenaline then it won't matter ^_^

Anonymous's picture

HOCKEY

I'm a girl that has played with boys on a hockey team since i was 5. I play very competitively and i am amazing at it. also i hang out with a lot of guys.

Monie's picture

I LOVE the game

I LOVE the game football.....i have only 1 girl-friend but most of my friends are guys and i play every friday with them and my mom is very worried but, i am kinda stronger than them. I ALWAYS win ! : )

Girls don't a little rough game stop YOU from being TRUE! <3

p.s: Guys are always kinda scared of tacking girls so, you mite win with that advantage! : )

Anonymous's picture

IM a girl and i play

IM a girl and i play football and its really fun and i grew up with all boys so im used of getting pushed and stuff like that...I just dont get why every one calls me a boy it sucks i was thinking about quitng but i didnt because was reading every ones comments and i got really happy. BUT every one says i have to lifes because i come home and i act like a girly girl and when im with the boys im not idk wat to do...... :)

Jorbug's picture

can gilrs play baseball????

I think girls should be able to play baseball. I love to be active and play sports. Yeah i know that girls have softball which is a spin off of basedball. But what if you don't have a girls softball team for your age group?? i absolutly love softball but my girls asa (traveling softball team) broke up and they don't have a little league team for us.....:( What am i supposed to do but i want to play so bad can i play boys baseball.... i would risk everything just so i could playy....but parents are kinda iffy on the subject and i don't know if they completely agree but they will come around.. =)

Anonymous's picture

I think it doesnt matter if

I think it doesnt matter if girls and guys are on the same team! i think that both girls and guys have the same athletic ability and should be able to play together!! guys arent better and stronger than girls and i know its not right for guys to hit girls but they need to get over it because its a SPORT! its not like their just sitting at home one day or hanging out and all the sudden a guy friend punches a girl NO its a sport and guys need to get over it!!

Kristin Merritt's picture

Girls can kick butt too!

Hey, my names Kristin and im a sofomore at IBHS. I play on a girls and boys soccer team! Some times i can be better then the boys and school them with the ball; but then theirs other times where guys dont really care if im a girl and charge me like im nothing. Yea it hurt getting knocked over by a big guy! (Last time i heard you shouldn't hurt girls on purposs!) but, if i choose to be on a team with boys and girls im in for it! Playing soccer with the guys toughed me up and perpared me for other guys! Given me support that im a girl and im getting pushed down and them yelling on the side lines telling me get up and get em back and etc. That support HELPS! I Think boys and girls should team up together!

The very thought of this is ridiculous!'s picture

The very thought of this is

The very thought of this is ridiculous, girls have their own hockey leagues so why do they have to play in a guys hockey leauge. If it is proper for a guy to open up a door for a girl and put them first then they should be playing rough sports with guys like hockey for example. Also im not saying that i am in any way interested but guys are not allowed to play in a ringette league so why should girls play in a guys hockey league. Can a guy play in a girls hockey league? Doubt it! You girls think you can do anything a guy can do but its not true, you just cant match the muscle mass of a male of your age. So get over yourselves and go back to cheerleading and moping the floor!

Anonymous's picture

OMG!? ARE YOU SERIOUS.

Ok, I am 13 years old and Play Netball (I am Australian btw so u may not know what this is) which is pretty much a girls sport EXCEPT some boys play to. I also am a State Champion in SHOT PUT and High Jump, and I am interested in playing Football (AFL footy which is more rough that American Football, there is NO protective gear at all and it is a CONTACT sport). At my primary school all the boys HATED racing me coz I was faster than all of them. Yes it's a fact that boys are stronger and faster naturally BUT that doesn't give you the right to tell us to go back to MOPPING THE FLOORS. Also I find Cheerleading REALLY cheesy. So get a life and find something better to do than being a sexist pig.

Stronger Than They Think's picture

Whoa Whoa Whoa There Mr

Alright, you must have hit your head really hard.
Now, when I have any of my guy friends that think they are so stuff walk up to my dad, they get scared. He's this HUGE guy, broad shoulders, 6 feet, 5 inches, he's this scary, tough guy. He's done karate, and could easily break your neck. Thats my dad.
We have a thing for wrestling, and even though I'm his little baby girl, (14 years old), he doesn't go easy on me. But what's funny, he's gotten scared of me, I've beaten HIM to the ground. I've gotten in fights before. Now, when your 12 years old, and you beat down a 14 year old boy, what do you say to that? Girls can do just about the same things girls can do, so how about YOU grab the frickin mob and put on a short skirt.

Anonymous's picture

sexist

sexist

Anonymous's picture

What???

"Go back to cheer leading and mopping the floor!" WTF do you think you are? Sexist!

I understand that some girls are not as strong as guys, but I am stronger than all of the boys in my class. You look at them and they look pretty strong, but when I go against them in PE, I am able to beat their asses. They see us as equals and therefore are very rough in PE, so it just shows me that I am stronger. No I am not as small as most girls because we do weight training, but it is pretty funny when a 15 year old girl is able to beat a 16 year old boy at military push-ups.

1. I hate cheer leading (no offense, hockey and lacrosse are more my thing.) and 2. what? do you think mopping is our job? Sexist. Stop Judging, LOSER!

Kendra Foy's picture

Girls Water Polo

Girls can play water polo just as good as guys. We can tread water better and swim faster than a guy.

Anonymous's picture

Ridiculous

Even in high school how is it fair that girls can play with guys and guys can play with girls? If girls were equal, then they wouldn't play on an 8-inch lower net in volleyball. I played volleyball and soccer through high school, but the simple fact is that women and men are not physically created equal. I'm sorry, but if I hit on a girls net I would seriously hurt every girl on the high school volleyball team. Even in soccer, we would scrimmage the girls varsity team and beat them five on eleven. Sure, there are some girls that are some nasty girls players out there that can hang with the guys of their respectable sport, depending on how good the guy's team is of that same sport, but if you are saying that men and women are equal then sure I'll go play with the girls volleyball team in my division 1 college now and be the best hitter in the country.

Cody C's picture

Unfairness?

I understand that girls CAN be equal to guys at sports in HIGH SCHOOL. But in the pros, they cannot come close.

I also don't get that all these girls are arguing that girls are just as good at sports and should be allowed to play guys sports, but why, then, can guys not play with the girls?

If you say that it's unfair to the girls on the team then you are contradicting yourself 100%. Think about it, girls on a guy team is fair, but guys on a girl team isn't? Why not? BECAUSE GUYS ARE MORE ATHLETIC!

I am not saying that some girls aren't as athletic as guys, but MOST aren't.

Girls who excell at their own sports shouldn't go to the guy leagues, they should find a higher level of competition, and play there.

Anonymous's picture

Females in male domated sports

hi i am 13 years old and i was reading a lot on why it is not fair that some people...mostly the men and boys think that us girls should not belong on the boys team. I used to play boys hockey until i got turned from it comletly because my coach didn't think that girls could really play hockey as well as the boys.And his son was the same way.There were a couple of players on the team that thought that i wasn't good enough for their team and a couple of player made a decision that they wouldn't pass me the puck at all so I hardly ever got the puck as much as i had hoped. So a couple of years later i decided that I had enough and switched to girls league.I've been playing there in St.Johns for just over three years now and i am having a lot more fun cause even though i know that guys and girls should be labeled as "equal"..we have to face it cause we aren't. And when i play with girls team I don't feel like quitting because i'm gettting put down.I feel like striving to do better cause everyone is cheerring me on. And THAT is what hockey is all aboout."GIRLS RULE"

Anonymous  (14 years old)'s picture

ya i totally agree with you.

ya i totally agree with you. my teammates don't really have any problems with me on the team...but some of the coaches do. they woudn't say it to my face, but u just know who duz and duznt want you there. the same thing happened to me in 7th grade they basically forced me to play on the girls team and it was fun but now i'm back on a boys team. next year tho, is high school...and i wouldn't make the boys jv team so i have to play on the girls high school team.

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